Roots, jazz and blues: old time tradition with contemporary verve.
Rob Koral (guitar) and Zoë Schwarz (vocals) – Well known for their popular touring band Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion, they are equally at home in the more intimate duo format. Expect a soulful mix of roots, jazz, and blues, combining old-school tradition with contemporary verve. The communication between these two fine musicians will be evident for all to hear as one might expect after two decades of intense gigging together.
“Eye-catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar”– Guitarist Magazine
“Terrific musicians. Very nice indeed” – Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC Radio 2
“Recommended”– Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own… together they create an edgy intimacy and bittersweet melancholy all delivered with an expert flair while still possessing the wild hair necessary for true authenticity.” C.M. Bailey, All About Jazz USA
“This is a band of exceptional quality, fronted by the stellar vocals of Zoe Schwarz; you really shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy them” – Live Review, Brian Harrington, Arlington Arts, Newbury Times, Apr 2021
To hear the blues come a-knocking, go to https://youtu.be/lMyOs4AKjmE