Reviews

Digital Radio, Ashwyn Smyth

Nominated for best British Blues Presenter & 3rd best European Blues presenter

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...

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Jazzwise Magazine, (voted best jazz media 2013) Issue 181 Dec2013/Jan 2014

Album review - the Blues Don't Scare Me (33WM148) - 4 out of 5 stars

     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...

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Blues In Britain, Issue 143, November 2013

Album review, The Blues Don’t Scare Me, 33 Records 33WM148

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...

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bluesinthesouth.com

Album review, Blues In The South October 2013

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...

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