Reviews

Album Review, Rootstime Magazine, Belgium

“ ... another excellent album, especially for a broad blues-loving audience. Those who love a bit more vocal input, will be spoiled extra here…"

Google Translation - Dutch review below.

Zoë Schwarz is a British singer-songwriter who has worked as a Blue Commotion with guitarist / songwriter Rob Koral since 2012. Both had worked together for some time but this project was born out of their common interests, in which...

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Album Review, MUSIC-NEWS.COM Apr 2020 4/5*

One of the best things I’ve heard this year (and there have been some crackers).

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Zoe Schwarz has a very unique voice, faintly reminiscent of Eartha Kitt and Nina Simone but with a strong Blues base to her sound. In company with husband Rob Koral she is the heart of Blue Commotion and this is the latest of a long back catalogue. It may just be the best and most complete...

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Album Review, Concert Monkey, Belgium Music Magazine, 3/4/20

Just like its predecessor 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party', this 'Chameleon' is a great record and highly recommended for every music lover. 8/10

N.B.This is a Google translation, original dutch review below.
The first Blue Commotion performance in February 2012 was the culmination of a ten-year musical partnership between Zoë Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral. Through their intense musical journey and compatible desire,...

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Sound Guardian, Croatia 'Blues Corner Column'

"...what is particularly significant is the original, extremely personal and evident stylistic treatment."

N.B.Google translation, actual review below!

Just a day after the official release of Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion's new, sixth studio album, "Chameleon", this review is before you. In fact, I've been listening to this album for a long time and wondering where it all...

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Album Review, Fatea Magazine UK,

This is another classy album from the Queen of the Southern Blues, (southern England, that is).

This is another classy album from the Queen of the Southern Blues, (southern England, that is). Now into their 6th studio album in eight years, the band have really settled into a groove: solid rhythm, tight playing and measured solos. This can be put down to maintaining a consistent line-up...

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Album Review, Liverpool Sound and Vision, Rating ****

"An album of eclectic responsibility, of extensive taste and backdrop, Chameleon heralds the continued truth of Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion into a new and bountiful era."

A musician who can change their outlook and shade is to be admired, they might stay within the genre, they might find the relief of crossing borders, but it is to the sound they create which sets them apart, the slight vocal inflection change, the meaning behind their songs given a greater...

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