life i choose

Music

Quotes

  • “Zoe and the band were fantastic, in my view one of the very best performances we've ever heard at our club”.

    David Leek, 8th Feb 2014
  • 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)
  • "What a singer! What a band! At their best Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion are right up there with the giants of jazz and blues. Smooth and mellow, raw and raunchy, they can seamlessly switch gear in the blink of an eye."

    Jeremy Miles, Do More Magazine, South coast Jun 2015
  • They refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and of course Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.

    Pete Feenstra, getreadytorock.com Jan 2017
  • "Zoe once again proving that there is not a better female blues singer in the UK and probably far beyond."

    Dave Scott, Blues In Britain Magazine, Jun 2015
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • "Zoe and her band's new album EXPOSED is a Blues masterpiece, this CD should be in the hall of fame for outstanding singing, songwriting and production".

    Phil Penny, Blues Radio Trent

Shows

  • Dean Park Inn, FNUK, Bournemouth Musician's night

    Monday, 03 April 2017
  • The Lord Nelson, Poole Quay

    Sunday, 23 April 2017
  • The Thomas Tripp Music Bar, Christchurch

    Sunday, 07 May 2017
  • Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Dorset *Double Headline Show with Rebecca Downes Band*

    Thursday, 11 May 2017
  • Mr Kyp's, Poole, Dorset *Double Headline Show with Red Butler band

    Friday, 02 June 2017

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Tweets

    Blog

    • The Album's out there and here's an update.

      It's nice for us to sit back and relax just for a tiny moment knowing that 'This Is The Life I Choose' is out there now. The reviews have started to come in which have all been very positive,...

    • 'This Is The Life I Choose', our forth studio album, update

      Very happy to report that our 4th studio album 'This Is The Life I Choose' has gone off for manufacture.   We have eleven brand new original songs for you, plus two bonus tracks, both...

    • A very successful recording session for our 4th studio album.

      That was a great fun two days recording at Platform Studio Official.... superb sound with Stuart Dixon at the helm! All 13 tracks down including 11 brand new originals. I couldn't wait to put...

    • Studio time booked for October 2016

      Very pleased to let you all know that we have confirmed studio time for the end of October to record our 4th studio album.  As always in this business there's no time to stand still, so we...