Read more of Classic Rock’s The Blues Magazine – Issue 11 Jan/Feb 2014
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion and the 100 Club would have been a perfect fit in the pre punk, jazz and blues era.
Faced with the problem of putting across their subtle brand of blues after the barn burning,...
Read more of 'Wasser-Prawda' Musik und Meer - Kulturmagazin, Germany
Die Bluesszene in Großbritannien ist momentan wirklich nicht arm an großartigen Sängerinnen. Neben Jo Harman, Becky Tate (Babajack), Dani Wilde oder Helen Turner (Bare Bones Boogie Band) hat sich Zoe Schwarz mit...
Read more of Wasser-Prawda 'Musik und Meer - Kulturmagazin' Blues Awards 2013,
Read more of 'BiTS' (Blues In The South), No. 1 from TOP 100 albums
Blues In The South, (monthly blues editorial since 1987), voted 'The Blues Don't Scare Me' Number 1 from their TOP 100 albums for 2013. By editor Ian McKenzie
Read more of The Mary4Music 2013 'Blewzzy' Awards: Best Song
Now, with no further delay, I am very pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 "Blewzzy Awards". I now present Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion with the 2013 "BLEWZZY" for my favorite song - "I'll Be Yours Tonight" - off of their "The Blues Don't Scare Me" CD. Congratulations, Zoe.
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A Look At 2013
Best Album: 'The Blues Don't Scare Me'A gorgeous collection of 12 songs, 11 of them originals with Zoe’s smoky delicious vocals and a top class five piece band coming together to produce...
Read more of 'Blues In Britain' Magazine Issue 145 January 2014
Zoe Schwarz and partner Rob Koral were playing at the temporary home of Scratchers in a stripped down version of their usual six piece Blue Commotion. On this occasion singer Zoe and guitarist Rob were joined by Dave Mayne on drums...
Read more of Blues Matters - Issue 75, December-January2014
The opening track I Believe In You, immediately engages the listener with its powerful vocals, intricate guitar backing and wonderfully crafted Hammond organ solos, all beautifully arranged. Liberated Woman is up tempo...
Read more of 'Get Ready To Rock', online magazine, **** Pretty damn fine!
Zoe Schwarz’s clarity of diction and unique phrasing mark her out as a special singer capable of making any song exclusively her own. She’s equally happy as a sultry, soulful blues singer or as a vivacious blues shouter who knows the...
Read more of Blues Matters Writers Poll for 2013
for STUDIO ALBUM: 'The Blues Don't Scare Me' = 2nd
for VOCALIST: Zoe Schwarz = 3rd
Read more of Jazzwise Magazine, (voted best jazz media 2013) Issue 181 Dec2013/Jan 2014
Judging by this latest release from her six-piece blues band Blue Commotion, it's clear that Zoe Schwarz's voice just gets more dynamic and characterful with each new album. The material ranges from brass-driven, swashbuckling anthems (including the title track and...
American blues enthusiasts, and those around the world as well, need to discover a band that's causing quite a commotion in the British blues community - Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
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Read more of Blues In Britain, Issue 143, November 2013
This latest from Zoe, husband Rob Koral on guitars, Si Genaro harp, Pete Whittaker Hammond organ, Pat Davey bass (plus a couple of appearances by Rodney Teague) bass and Paul Robinson drums carries on where Good Times left off.
A Catholic mix, from a straight-up take on ‘Billie’s...
Read more of Blues Matters - Issue 74 October/November 2013
verbals by Clive Rawlings, visuals by Roy Cano
"SO LET'S START A BLUES COMMOTION SHALL WE? WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY WE ARE TOO LATE THERE IS A BAND BY THAT NAME ALREADY FEATURING THE FABULOUS ZOE SCHWARZ ON STUNNING VOCALS AND ON GUITAR, THE ONE AND ONLY ROB KORAL
Ah yes they go out...
Read more of bluesinthesouth.com
My Oh My! What a stunner this one is. Blue Commotion have been lurking waiting to pounce and now it has come. All the band members have as they say 'paid their dues' and none more so than Zoe who has developed as a singer in the most remarkable way. Coming from a jazz background she brings to...