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IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Assoc.) Top 40 for 2020 - 3rd

Number 3 in the Most played album top 40  - Annual chart for 2020 collated from the playlists of The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association members.

Blues Matters Magazine, THE BISHOP’s TOP 10 BLUES, Issue 113 Apr/May 2020

Longtime BM writer Mr Dave Scott AKA The Bishop gives us his Top 10 Blues.

10 – Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion: AMAZON WOMAN -

This award-winning British blues band are at last gaining the reputation they deserve with the release of the groundbreaking Chameleon album, their best yet. Amazon Woman is the ultimate road warrior song with ‘superhero’ Zoe Schwarz at the centre of this apocalyptic maelstrom, guitarist Rob Koral at her side providing the searing, slash and burn licks.

IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Assoc.) No. 1 in the Top 40 chart for Feb 2020

No. 1 in the IBBA MOST PLAYED ALBUM TOP 40 CHART - February 2020

Collated from the playlists of the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association

IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Assoc.) Top 40 for 2018 - 5th

5th most played band overall throughout 2018 by the IBBAs (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association).

UK Blues Awards 2018 - 2 nominations: Female Vocals & Album of the Year (2017)

Female Blues Vocalist of the Year – sponsored by Colne Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

And, Blues Album of the Year – sponsored by The Colourblind Blues Show

VOTING THROUGH FEBRUARY... here are the rules:

International Blues Airplay Chart, Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts May 2017 #14

IBBA's (UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) April 2017 Pick of the month.

Blues In Britain, one of the four picks of the month by the IBBA (UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) presenters.

UK Blues Challenge 2017 - Finalist

ZSBC is one of four bands nominated to take part in the 2017 UK Blues Challenge to be held ON 10th Sept at the iconic Cavern Club, Liverpool.  The winner goes on to represent the UK in Memphis in December 2017 for the International Blues Challenge, and in Holland in February 2018 for the European Blues Challenge.   

British Blues Awards 2015: 'medals' in 2 categories

Placed 'Runner up' in the categories 'Blues Band' & 'Female Vocals'

Huge thanks to everyone that voted, the nominators, and the organisers..... and to all the bands that are out there doing their thing that helps to keep the UK blues scene thriving! 

2015 British Blues Awards - 2 nominations for Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Female Vocals & Best Band

Voting is by the public throughout August! Please go to the voting page on the BBA website quoted below.

Hit Tracks Top 100 Music Chart - #53 on 26/15/15 up from #66

The Hit-Tracks Top 100 is an international oriented all-genre music chart with an existence of more than 37 years!!

"We congratulate Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion with their first hit in our top 100.  'Let Me Sing The Blues - Live' is a new entry at #66.  And we have more good news: the live CD "I'll Be Yours Tonight" is in week 20 one of our five highly recommended albums.  Check position, complete chart and High 5 at Hit-Tracks Top 100

IBBA's (UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) June 2015 Pick of the month.

No. 1 pick of the month, by the UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, a group of 45 Blues DJs in the UK. 

4th most played band by the IBBA DJs in 2014

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion was the 4th most played band/artist  by the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) DJs in 2014. See full chart chart here: Blues In The South February 2015

Best British Band & #2 in the Top 50 best albums (Exposed) from Blues In The South 2014

"Zoe's success in becoming a runner up in the Female Artist category of the British Blues Awards, reflects only part of the accomplishment of Blue Commotion.  The jazz inflected guitar work of Rob Koral and his (and Zoe's) exemplary song writing skills, coupled with the outstanding harp work of Si Genaro, to say nothing of the tightest of rhythm sections in Paul Robinson (d) and Pete Whittacker (Hammond) put them at the very edge of triumph on the world blues scene." Ian McKenzie, Feb 2015,  Blues In The South 

Blues Matters Writers Poll for 2014

3rd in the 'Best Band' Category, and Zoe was joint 2nd in the 'Best Vocalist' category!  Thank you Alan!

One of 10 bands nominated to represent the UK in the 2015 European Blues Challenge

Voting open from 1st to 12th October 2014 (top 3 have play-off)

Here is Classic Rock The Blues' announcement of  the list of the 10 nominated bands!

Please take a look at the 10 nominees and then vote for the artist you'd like to send to Brussels to represent the UK.

British Blues Awards 2014 - Female Vocals 'Runner-up'

Nominees: Connie Lush, Dani Wilde, Jo Harman, Kyla Brox, Lorna Fothergill, Zoe Schwarz 

Blues Matters 2013 writers Poll

2nd and 3rd in 2 categories Best Song for 2013

Nomination for Best Electric Blues Album for 2013 (5th)

from Germany's huge Wasser-Prawda organisation

Best album from the UK's Blues In The South 2013

Jason Elliott Phoenix 96.7 FM radio awards for 2013

a winner and two runners