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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

  • Some of the best blues I've heard come out of Great Britain in decades. As a matter of fact, this group would certainly fit into the category of the "Future Of British Blues.

    Peter Lauro, Blues Editor, Mary4Music.com (USA)
  • “Zoe reminds me of Beth Hart”

    Graham Henries, May 2017s
  • “Rampaging blues-rock-soul originals ... bad ass bitch of a lead singer ... you want to follow her around the world"

    Mike Greenblatt
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • “Luckily for us there are still music artists out there that like to solely follow their instinct”

    Gio Pilato
  • Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • “Schwarz is a singular talent, she sings blues from the heart. Her work on new album Exposed reveals her impressive versatility and depth.”

    Ed Mitchell, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Oct 2014
  • "Very nice song, beautifully delivered with superb guitar from Rob Koral". Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6th March 2017

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6.3.17
  • “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.”

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

    Rex Bartholomew

Shows

  • 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
  • Number 10 café bar, Bridport - DUO

    Saturday, 11 January 2020
  • The Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Skegness

    Sunday, 19 January 2020

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Tweets

    Blog

    • 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...