"I studied Music Technology at Hertfordshire University. Discovery gave me an opportunity to gain the most useful hands on skills and knowledge in live sound and stage setup. I appreciated the professional care and guidance of Alex and the experienced sound engineers. I am forever grateful for the opportunity they have presented me with and the understanding while I was learning it all."
Viktorija Sevelkaityte - Freelance Sound & Visual Engineer providing technical solutions for live events
"The Discovery Talent showcases have been an amazing opportunity to work with upcoming talent while bettering myself as an engineer. Discovery is a great environment for those studying or recently graduated. The experience I've gained has opened so many doors for me in the industry and it was such a privilege working with the Discovery team every month!"
“Overall this showcase is a great cross section of unsigned talent.”
Brad Barratt - Play Music
"A lot of people talk a big game, but Discovery 2 was one of the few where I felt the organisers had gone out of the way to promote the gig, and had a friendly vibe at the show"
Danny Toeman (Artist)
“Talent always cuts through the hype and that's what we saw when we took ourselves along to another installment of the upcoming artists showcase.”
Laura Bruneau - Daily Music Guide
“4 years ago we received a call from a night called Discovery, at the time we were trying too get bookings in and around london too boost our profile. We got signed that year to Brown Punk / Tricky and Chris Blackwell’s label. When we played at Discovery, Alex the Promoter introduced us to another performer Ed Sheeran. Ed’s performance was amazing , you could see he was very talented . At the end of his performance he said he was looking forward to seeing us perform as he loved our track Red / My Eyes Are Red. The rest is history as he has performed Red ever since. We had the pleasure of doing a Uk tour 2011 with him. Artists need nights like Discovery too help push acts like us and Ed and so much more ;) bless up too Alex and Ed from Laidblak!!!! “
Bunjy - Laidblak
"When I first went to Discovery bands were still handing out demo CDs and I went along with a bunch of them, some bravado and bad hair. It was there that I encountered Dan Le Sac and Eugene Mcguiness before anyone knew who they were, and secured the show that got us a publishing deal. Breaking acts can only wish there were more nights like Discovery..."
Bob Tollost - The Laurel Collective
“A great showcase for up and coming talent”
Serena Parsons - Primary Talent
“We have sent many artists from Hull to play the Discovery nights who have all benefitted hugely from the opportunity and moved forward in their careers because of it. . Alex has developed amazing links with studios and music services who offer discounts and more to the artists who play Discovery. This alone is a huge thing for an unsigned artist who may take years to find this knowledge and build these relationships.“
Stewart Baxter, Arts Development Worker - The Warren Young People's Project, Warren Records
"Discovery has been a unique opportunity for our music management students to gain meaningful work experience working with new and emerging talent in well run live events and under Alex's superb direction they learn first hand about the realities of working in the live music industry"
Dennis Collopy - University of Hertfordshire
“Discovery at AAA is always a great industry night that showcases lots of very exciting new talent.”
Talya Shalson - Statham Gill Davis
"Festival Specs partnered with Discovery for our launch party in June 2011 and were delighted with the event. The artistes were all fantastic and we had great fun with the fans and the bands in a buzzy atmosphere"
Gigi Dryer - Festival Specs
“Working with Alex Kerr Wilson @ Discovery is a rare treat. Whilst always putting the needs of chosen artists before those of herself and continually finding new ways to promote her industry showcases I encourage any budding musicians to get on her radar.“
Edward Margulies - STM Records
“Discovery is a fantastic showcase for artistes, the sound is great, the vibe is great and the artistes get very well looked after with food, drink and a contribution to travel costs.“