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Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion

“Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”
- Pete Feenstra - Get Ready To Rock, Feb 2017

“Incendiary vocal, guitar and organ work"
Ed Mitchell, The Blues Magazine, Issue 22 June 2015

“A great band. Terrific musicians, all four of them”
- Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC Radio 2

"Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”
- Rhetta Akammatsu, Making A Scene USA, 2017

UK Blues Awards 2018

Please vote for Us in the following 2 categories

Female Blues Vocalist of the Year   &   Blues Album of the Year

ukbluesaward 2018

Music

Quotes

  • 'This Is The Life I Choose' is a wonderful combination of modern blues sounds with infusions of jazz, funk, rock and soul.

    Rex Bartholonew
  • “A first-class outfit with a fresh approach – with another vibrant, thoughtful and captivating album”

    Ross Muir
  • Some of the best blues I've heard come out of Great Britain in decades. As a matter of fact, this group would certainly fit into the category of the "Future Of British Blues.

    Peter Lauro, Blues Editor, Mary4Music.com (USA)
  • “The uniquely Zoe Schwarz mix of sassy charm and old-school Billie Holiday class.”

    Ross Muir
  • “Schwarz is a singular talent, she sings blues from the heart. Her work on new album Exposed reveals her impressive versatility and depth.”

    Ed Mitchell, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Oct 2014
  • "Very nice song, beautifully delivered with superb guitar from Rob Koral". Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6th March 2017

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6.3.17
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • “Rampaging blues-rock-soul originals ... bad ass bitch of a lead singer ... you want to follow her around the world"

    Mike Greenblatt
  • Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • "Terrific musicians, all four of them, very very nice indeed"

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 29.06.15

Shows

  • Emsworth Blues Club, Hewitts - DUO

    Friday, 08 February 2019
  • Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth Musician's night

    Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset

    Friday, 22 February 2019
  • Broadstairs Blues Bash, Kent DUO

    Saturday, 23 February 2019
  • Broadstairs Blues Bash

    Sunday, 24 February 2019

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Tweets

    Blog

    • Some new live videos and looking forward to 2019

      Happy New Year Everyone!  I'd like to start with sharing some recent live videos.

      We don't play too many standards live, but here's a version of the classic slow blues: 

    • The next few shows, album update and link to 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party' videos

      As we write, we are looking forward to a Double Headline show at the Half Moon Putney, Sunday 25th March with Catfish 7:30 kick-off ... doors...

    • VOTE NOW IN THE UK BLUES AWARDS

      Voting for the UK Blues Awards runs from toe 1st to 28th February 2018.
      We have been nominated in 2 categories: Female Vocals & Album of the year. We'd love your vote of course :-) and...

    • Rob's guitar video blogs

      Most of you may not know that Rob has a fun and interesting video guitar blog on Youtube 'Rob Koral "How I Feel Today" guitar video blog'.  Nearly all of which are 60 seconds or so... of...