Read more of Album Review, Bluestown Music Magazine, Netherlands
"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."
NB. Google translation, actual review below!
For many of us, this is an introduction to the British band Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion. And yet this is already their sixth album!
The band consists of Zoe Schwarz (vocals), Pete Whittaker (Hammond organ, electric piano),...
Read more of Album Review, Liverpool Sound and Vision, Rating ****
Coronavirus And The Impact On Musicians by Marketing-PR | Mar 24, 2020 | News
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...
Read more of Article in Blues Matters Magazine 'HOW THE PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING MUSICIANS'
Chameleon is a spine-tingling album, ... and a superb work of art!
HOW THE PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING MUSICIANS
With loads of musicians losing huge incomes from cancelled tours and gigs, Blues Matters contacted several well-known names from the world of blues to assess the impact of this awful virus on their...
Read more of 100% Rock Magazine, Australia, 'Chameleon' Album Review, March 2020
Introducing UK Blues Royalty: Zoë Schwarz
It seems obvious, but it’s worth repeating: The best music is full of joy: artists that work hard and passionately to create a piece of art that evoke an emotional response in their listeners are worth their weight in gold. That’s exactly what Zoe Schwarz and her band of merry men have...
Read more of Album Review and Interview in the 'American Blues Scene' Magazine March 2020
'Chameleon’ is a vibrant album. It bristles with energy, sparkling musicianship, real artistic endeavour and proves that blues can still be an innovative musical force.
Album CHAMELEON, 33WM158 Release date 03.04.2020
For the past 100 years, America has been home to the best female blues singers in the world. Starting in 1920, Mamie Smith entered blues history as the first African-American female artist to make vocal blues recordings. In 1923 Bessie Smith was hailed as the “Empress of the Blues” and the...
Read more of Album Review for Chameleon from Producer at ‘Blues Corner’ Blues @ Rock Radio UK, Feb 2020
‘Chameleon’ is a vibrant album. It bristles with energy, sparkling musicianship, real artistic endeavour and proves that blues can still be an innovative musical force. ****½
Chameleon’ is Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion’s 6th and best release so far. It’s a superbly crafted contemporary blues album with a dozen self-penned track and a hidden bonus, full of musical diversity, imaginative arrangements, stellar playing and Zoe’s expressive vocals.
Read more of 'Get Ready To Rock' magazine 4½/5 'Chameleon' Album Review, 11 Feb 2020
"powerful singing and great guitar work... phenomenal Hammond... this was a great set"
Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival, Aug 2019
‘Chameleon’ is Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion’s 6th and best release so far. It’s a superbly crafted contemporary blues album with a dozen self penned track and a hidden bonus, full of musical diversity, imaginative arrangements, stellar playing and Zoe’s expressive...
Read more of Blues Matters Magazine Issue 111 Dec2019/Jan2020 LIVE Review
“Unique vocals, accomplished guitar, a classic performance, and a fresh approach to “the blues”...”
Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival
Saturday session: After a fitful sleep what antidote do you need, yes, another day of bluesing at Carlisle! Starting things off was Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion. Certainly, Zoe’s vocals were enough to make the assembled audience sit up and take . Full of...
Read more of Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival LIVE Review 28.9.19 Blues In Britain Magazine
powerful vocals delivering rocking blues as easily as gut-wrenching soul
Old Bush Blues Festival
The Last Carlisle Blues & Rock festival: if it is the last, then what a way to go, with a sell-out and line up to die for!
....... Saturday afternoon was the sultry Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion: unique vocals from Zoe (shades of Billie Holiday dripping in), Rob Koral on...
Read more of Old Bush Blues, Worcestershire, LIVE review 17.8.19 Blues In Britain
“Phenomenal singer, compelling arrangements, complex guitar work and stunning musicianship from the band . Blue Commotion offers a striking contemporary slant to the blues.”
Sherling studio theatre, Lighthouse, Poole's centre for the Arts, Dorset
..... Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion (pictured) took over, her powerful vocals delivering rocking blues as easily as gut-wrenching soul. 'Shout', let it out! 'The Blues And I Should Have a Party', and indeed that's exactly what we all intended to do......
Read more of Sherling studio, Lighthouse Poole, LIVE review, 1st June 2019, Bournemouth Daily Echo
"This is a band of exceptional quality, fronted by the stellar vocals of Zoe Schwarz and you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to enjoy them."
Arlington Arts Centre, near Newbury
'A Night of Blues n Boogie' - "WOW! From the opening number - a sensational version of Junco Partner - it was clear that this was going to be a very special concert."
Blues and boogie piano maestro Paddy Milner put his heart, soul and flying fingers into the Dr John favourite and it...
Read more of Arlington Arts Centre, Live Review 13th April 2019, Newbury Weekly Times
When a band has been nominated in two categories of the UK Blues Awards 2018 (female blues vocalist of the year and blues album of the year) and Paul Jos of BBC Radio 2 comments "terrific musicians, all four of them", you can expect something special.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion do not...