Sat 8th June, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion: “A progressive and provocative 21st Century blues band” – C Michael Bailey, AAJ, USA 2017
“A serious band with unique songs, tight instrumentation, and a powerful woman up front… edgy vocals, and scorching guitar solos.” – Blues Blast Magazine, USA 2017
The whole band, in its entirety, creates a luxurious and irresistible sound, displaying great skills and artistic finesse. 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’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals: Strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves featuring 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, 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 five years, and is one of the band’s that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues. They are finalists in two categories in the 2018 UK Blues Awards. (ukbluesawards.com)
“Their originality and adventurous spirit gives them every right to be regarded as being in the vanguard of contemporary blues” – Pete Feenstra, Jan 2018 Get Ready to Rock Magazine
“Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude” – Pete Feenstra – Get Ready To Rock, Feb 2017
“Incendiary vocal, guitar and organ work” – Ed Mitchell, The Blues Magazine, 2016
“A great band. Terrific musicians. Very nice indeed” – Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC radio 2, 2017
“An intoxicating mix of sass, class and panache” – The Bishop, Blues Matters, 2018