Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoe Schwartz
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Vibrant and melodic, funky rocking blues featuring Hammond organ, drums, guitar, and vocals.  Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with eclectic arrangements, virtuosic playing, and vocal prowess.  Expect an exciting live set based around rootsy original songs, strong catchy riffs and exciting grooves; they mix old-school tradition with contemporary verve and sophistication.

Zoe’s dynamic and commanding vocal delivery and interpretive ability are complimented by the unmistakable and inimitable touch and flow of Rob Koral-guitar; together with the highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Eddy John-drums, they bring massive musical authority and the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions. They have made a considerable impact this last decade and are one of the bands that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues scene, receiving awards and nominations including finalists in the UK Blues Awards with Female Vocalist, Band, and Album of the Year, several times.

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


“This is a band of exceptional quality, fronted by the stellar vocals of Zoe Schwarz; you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to enjoy them” - Live Review, Brian Harrington, Arlington Arts, Newbury Times, Apr 2021

 “A different level of class ... Zoe's vocal: powerful yet vulnerable ... Rob, Pete and Paul turned out a masterclass in Schofieldesque sophistication” - Live Review, 100 club London, Blues in Britain Magazine 

"Powerful singing and a stylish performer, great guitar work, phenomenal Hammond …. a great set” - LIVE at Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival, Blues Matters Dec 2019/Jan 2020

“Unique vocals, accomplished guitar, a classic performance, and a fresh approach to “the blues” – Rosie Greer, Live Review, Old Bush Blues Festival, 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.” - Lighthouse Poole, LIVE Review, Bournemouth Echo 

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