Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion


"Schwarz's stage presence and vocal delivery is commanding . . . She's a lady born to sing the blues." - 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." - Bournemouth Echo

"Powerful singing and a stylish performer, great guitar work, phenomenal Hammond . . . a great set." - Blues Matters.

Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion refreshes 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. 

Zoë's unique, dynamic, yearning, commanding vocal delivery and her interpretive ability are complemented by guitarist Rob Koral's ability to come up with catchy vibrant riffs and musical arrangements, which stretch the term 'blues' and keep it moving forward, to be relevant for our current times.

There's no rigid musical template for Blue Commotion; the only stipulation is that it feels good, tastes good, and sounds good! 

This is aided by the highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker (Wonderstuff, John Ethridge, Nigel Price, Theo Travis, Filthy Six), and Paul Robinson (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Mose Allison, Dame Cleo Laine, Jan Hammer, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Liz Wright, Angelique Kidjo, Patti Austin) who have the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions. 

The band also prides itself on filling their 'live' and album sets with original music,

Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion has made a considerable impact this last decade and is one of the bands that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues scene, receiving many awards and nominations, including finalists in the UK Blues Awards with Female Vocalist, Band, and Album of the Year, several times.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.00 per ticket
Concession£8.00 per ticket

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion


William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9AB

Tel: 07714009597

Opening Times

Season (21 Apr 2024)
Sunday19:00 - 22:00