Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

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ABOUT:   The first Blue Commotion gig in February 2012 was a culmination of a ten-year musical partnership between Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral.  Through their intense musical journey and compatible desire, they developed a perfect collaboration and empathy, which, when analysed, comes from two completely different starting points.  Because of this melting pot of musical diversity, there is a depth and uniqueness to the band's music which is hard to pigeon-hole and categorise.

Into the mix comes the sheer virtuosity of each of the band members who are allowed the freedom to express their musical authority, and stamp their own personal magic to the song writing of Zoe and Rob.  A testament to this chemistry is the sheer volume of music coming out of the band, and 'I'll Be Yours Tonight' is Blue Commotion's forth album in three years.

Zoe's unique, yearning vocal style is blended with Rob's ability to come up with catchy vibrant riffs and musical arrangement, which stretch the term 'blues'  and keep it moving forward so as to be relevant for our current times.  There is no ridged musical template for Blue Commotion, the only stipulation is that it feels good, tastes good and sounds good.  The band pride themselves on filling their 'live' and album sets with original music.

During this three-year period the band has covered an enormous amount of ground and received over whelming critical acclaim, with a growing and steady stream of festivals and club dates through out 2014 and again for this year.  The band's second and third albums 'The Blues Don't Scare Me' and  'Exposed' received numerous awards and nominations not only here in the UK but also in America and the rest of Europe. 


Paul Robinson

Drums

Paul has played with Jan Hammer, The Art Of Noise, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys! How about Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin & Liz Wright and many many more

This is a snippet from Paul's hugely interesting and extensive biography which can be found at Paul Robinson Drummer Online   

1984 “I received a call from Martin Drew, Martin was the house drummer at Ronnie Scotts Club in London. He had started a 2-week engagement with Nina Simone when he received a call from Oscar Peterson, (one of Martin's other gigs) so off he went, booking me to complete the following 8 or 9 days. When the gig was over I thought that was it! How wrong can one be!! That was actually the start of a gig & relationship that would dominate the next 19 years of my life!” remembers Paul.

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