Fri 18th June, 20218:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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.
The band features Rob Koral’s electrifying and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar; and the highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ (John Etheridge, Nigel Price, Wonder Stuff and more) and Paul Robinson-drums (Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Eric Bibb, The Proclaimers, Paul McCartney to name a few) bringing 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 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 great band. Terrific musicians all four of them” – Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
“Recommended” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Eye-catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar” – Guitarist Magazine
“… It proved yet again what a phenomenal singer she is and how well her vocals work with Koral’s compelling arrangements, complex guitar work and the stunning musicianship of the entire band” Jeremy Miles, Sherling theatre, Lighthouse Poole, Jun 2019