Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and, of course, Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.
The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves.
Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”.
The band features Rob Koral’s electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar.
The highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Paul Robinson-drums (Nina Simone, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Wonder Stuff, Paul McCartney to name a few) bring massive musical authority and the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions.
Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact these last six years, and is one of the band’s that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues. Amongst many awards and nominations, this year they are finalists in the UK Blues Awards with Female Vocalist and Album of the year.