Reviews

Blues In Britain Issue 134 February 2013

Live Review for Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival ~ 18.11.2012

The picturesque South Devon seaside town of Teignmouth has held a purely jazz weekend festival for many years but recently has introduced some blues artists.  Zoe Schwarz  Blue Commotion filled the late Sunday afternoon spot.

The strength of Zoe’s voice was...

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Blues in the North West

Album review for 'Good Times'

On this, the band’s third album, of thirteen numbers, seven are originals, which are supplied by lead singer Zoe and (husband) Rob Koral, guitar; these numbers display the full and explosive range of the band which are; Si Genaro; harmonica, Pete Whittaker; Hammond organ, Rodney Teague; bass...

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Blues In Britain Issue 129 September 2012

LIVE REVIEW Boogaloo Blues and Boogie, Farnham Maltings 19.6.2012

They had played for Boogaloo as ‘The Baddest Blues Band’ but on this occasion they were ‘The Commotion’, with lead singer Zoe clearly upfront. Quite right, too, as Zoe proved throughout the show to be a vocalist of rare talent and allied to an excellent band of seasoned musicians it...

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Blues In Britain Issue 127 July 2012

‘Good Times’ (33JAZZ227)

This consummate band of five highly-talented musicians, energetically complement Zoe’s outstanding, lyrical vocals.

Pete Whittaker excels with some profound extemporising on Hammond, whilst the subtle rhythm section, of Paul Robinson (percussion) and Rodney Teague (bass) create a...

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