The first Blue Commotion gig in February 2012 was a culmination of a ten-year musical partnership between Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral. Through their intense musical journey and compatible desire, they developed a perfect collaboration and empathy, which, when analysed, comes from two completely different starting points. Because of this melting pot of musical diversity, there is a depth and uniqueness to the band's music which is hard to pigeon-hole and categorise.
Into the mix comes the sheer virtuosity of each of the band members who are allowed the freedom to express their musical authority, and stamp their own personal magic to the song writing of Zoe and Rob. A testament to this chemistry is the sheer volume of music coming out of the band, and 'Exposed' will be Blue Commotion's third album in two years.
Zoe's unique, yearning vocal style is blended with Rob's ability to come up with catchy vibrant riffs and musical arrangement, which stretch the term 'blues' and keep it moving forward so as to be relevant for our current times. There is no ridged musical template for Blue Commotion, the only stipulation is that it feels good, tastes good and sounds good. The band pride themselves on filling their 'live' and album sets with original music.
During this two-year period the band has covered an enormous amount of ground and received over whelming critical acclaim, with a growing and steady stream of festivals and club dates through out 2013 and again for this year. The band's second album 'The Blues Don't Scare Me' received numerous awards and nominations not only here in the UK but also in America and the rest of Europe.
"Surely some of the best blues I've heard come out of Great Britian in decades" - Peter Lauro, Mary4Music (USA) 2013
"Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own" - C. Michael Bailey - AllAboutJazz April 2012