Half Moon presents:
Double Headline show with Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion & Catfish
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion + Catfish
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and, of course, Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.
British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 22 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion “is truly independent and original band, at the cutting edge of the British blues scene. The whole band, in its entirety, creates a luxurious and irresistible sound, displaying great skills and artistic finesse. Zoe 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; featuring 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, 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 scene.
A great band. Terrific musicians, all four of them, very very nice indeed - Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC radio 2
Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude - Pete Feenstra - Get Ready To Rock, Feb 2017
When it comes to sexy and sassy Zoe hits it out of the park - Andy Sniper, Intl music news, April 2017
British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 22 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards. Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts They have three European tours already booked for 2018 and have also been asked to play in the USA.
'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine August 2017.