Reviews

FabricationsHQ UK, Album Review, August 2017

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

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion aren’t just one of the most stylistically original bands currently on the British blues scene, they are one of the most prolific.

With the release of latest album This is the Life I Choose the band have delivered not just four diversified yet musically...

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Sound Guardian, Croatia, Album review July 2017

"An inspired team... distinctive piece of work... original musical expression"

Google translation:   The story of this band begins, in fact, in February 2012, and since then, until the release of this album "This Is The Life I Choose", the band publishes three albums and this last, fourth studio. Without any doubt, it is very important to move better in all segments...

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Blues Blast Magazine, USA, Issue 11-26, June 29, 2017, Album Review

“a serious blues band with unique songs, tight instrumentation, and a powerful woman up front…. edgy vocals, hard rocking accompaniment including scorching guitar solos.”

Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion has certainly been keeping busy, and earlier this year they released their fifth album in the last four years: This is the life I choose, a keen follow-up to their fantastic live release, I’ll Be Your Tonight. If you had the chance to listen to that CD you already...

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Goldmine Magazine, USA, 2017

ball-busting bad-ass bitch of a lead singer... you just want to follow her around the world!... rampaging blues-rock-soul origin

If it weren’t for ‘60s Brits like Brian Jones, John Mayall, Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Alvin Lee, it definitely would’ve taken my teenaged Jersey soul much longer to discover American blues. So here I sit at 66 hearing how the Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion takes that history and...

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Bluebird Reviews, International Blues Music Blog, Album Review, April 2017

This Is The Life I Choose is a breath of fresh air in an often suffocating and repetitive music business and it is, once again, an artistic statement on the high level of quality and originality that the British music is living right now.

Too often, in nowadays music world, artists feel like they have to adhere to certain standards, because they know or they think to know what fans are expecting from them, musically speaking. That philosophy generates frequently very monotone albums, with the same musical structure running...

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Blues Matters, 'This Is The Life I Choose' Album Review, Issue 95, April/May 2017

11 brilliant original songs and two exceptional bonus tracks, further propels the uniquely talented Schwarz towards the pinnacle of her musical career.

Never has a title been more apt than This Is The Life I Choose for what is Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion’s fourth studio album since 2012. On top of two other live recordings and a relentless touring schedule, this amounts to an unprecedented dedication to playing the blues. However, it is...

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