Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Tuesday 13 June 2023 8pm.
Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with eclectic arrangements, virtuosic playing and vocal prowess. With an exciting live set based around rootsy original songs, strong catchy riffs and exciting grooves, they mix old school tradition with contemporary flare and sophistication!
Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both edgy and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one-part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone.
Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact these last several years and have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Jazz and Blues scene. Amongst many awards and nominations, they were finalists in the last UK Blues Awards with Female Vocalist and Album of the year; and have enjoyed multiple BBC Radio 2 and 3 plays.
“A different level of class. Zoe’s vocal: powerful yet vulnerable. Rob, Pete and Paul turned out a masterclass in Schofield-esque sophistication”
Live Review, 100 club London, Blues in Britain Magazine Apr 2019
“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, Artlington Arts, Newbury Times, 2019
“Powerful singing, great guitar work, phenomenal Hammond… a great set and Zoe is such a stylish performer”
Live review, Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival, Blues Matters Magazine Dec 2019/Jan 2020