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Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion

“Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”
- Pete Feenstra - Get Ready To Rock, Feb 2017

“Incendiary vocal, guitar and organ work"
Ed Mitchell, The Blues Magazine, Issue 22 June 2015

“A great band. Terrific musicians, all four of them”
- Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC Radio 2

"Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”
- Rhetta Akammatsu, Making A Scene USA, 2017

Music

Quotes

  • They refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and of course Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.

    Pete Feenstra, getreadytorock.com Jan 2017
  • Zoe's voice is out of this world amazing, and the band is a righteous crew

    Rex Bartholomew. A Los Angeles-based writer and musician; his blog can be found at rexbass.blogspot.com.
  • 'This Is The Life I Choose' is a wonderful combination of modern blues sounds with infusions of jazz, funk, rock and soul.

    Rex Bartholonew
  • "Zoe once again proving that there is not a better female blues singer in the UK and probably far beyond."

    Dave Scott, Blues In Britain Magazine, Jun 2015
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • “Rampaging blues-rock-soul originals ... bad ass bitch of a lead singer ... you want to follow her around the world"

    Mike Greenblatt
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • "A whip-crack band... expressive voice... impressive material"

    Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Feb 2014
  • “’This Is The Life I Choose’ is the ideal representation of what music, and the concept of making music, should be all about”

    Gio Pilato
  • "Zoë Schwarz has been a big name on the blues scene for a few years now, with her live performances particularly lauded by fans and the press."

    Liz Aiken (UK Blues Federation)

Shows

  • Number 10 café bar, Bridport - DUO

    Saturday, 14 December 2019
  • Platform Tavern, Southampton

    Saturday, 14 December 2019
  • YC's (Yalbury & Yvon's) Restaurant, Dorchester - DUO

    Friday, 27 December 2019
  • Chaplins Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth - DUO

    Sunday, 29 December 2019
  • The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle - DUO

    Friday, 03 January 2020

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Tweets

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    • 2019 round-up and some 2020 news from Rob

        A massive thanks to all you amazing folk who have supported or promoted live music throughout 2019.  And a big thank you to everyone who has come out and supported Zoe,...

    • New album 'Chameleon' plus tour dates COMING SOON!

      We had a hugely successful and enjoyable week's recording session at Superfly studios in September 2019 with the master Andy Bandfield at the engineering helm; eleven brand new original...

    • Some new live videos and looking forward to 2019

      Happy New Year Everyone!  I'd like to start with sharing some recent live videos.

      We don't play too many standards live, but here's a version of the classic slow blues: 

    • The next few shows, album update and link to 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party' videos

      As we write, we are looking forward to a Double Headline show at the Half Moon Putney, Sunday 25th March with Catfish 7:30 kick-off ... doors...