Live Gig: Discovery 2 with Knites, Palumbo and the Funk, Alex Hulme, Andrew Maxwell Morris and Cara Mitchell

May 23, 2015 by

March’s Discovery 2 showcase brings a dash of folk, funk and indie pop with Knites, Palumbo & The Funk, Alex Hulme, Andrew Maxwell Morris and Cara Mitchell. In this podcast, you’ll hear full live sets and interviews from each of the bands, presented by the amazing Claire Rozario.


More about the artists


Combining 3 piece rock elements with electronic/pop influences creates KNITES unique sound.   Their distinctive songwriting have attracted attention from Sony ATV and they’ve been recording in EMI Studios, as well as ratcheting up airplay from BBC Introducing and KRCW.  They’re catching the attention of blogs too – “Set Me Right” was a recent track of the day on Killing Moon.

“Its going to be exciting watching these guys grow this year” – Don’t blog me, blog you

“They are definatly going to be creating a buzz over the coming months” – Rockandroll creations


Knites showed Discovery 2 what’s up! What a performance, check it out on the podcast.


Big original sound, based on the old school. Palumbo provides the rock, the band provide the funk!  They incorporate Sgt. Pepper and James Brown-esque horn lines, funky rhythms, big riffs, and 3 part vocal harmonies to build their big sound.

Winner of the Jazz/Funk/Fusion EP section at the 13th Independent Music Awards, Palumbo and the Funk have performed in Vienna, Paris and Geneva and numerous festivals in Australia.


Folk pop singer-songwriter, loop station addict and odd socks enthusiast. His work has received critical acclaim from the likes of Ultimate Guitar. He conquers the intricate layering of loops on a live stage that would put many to shame.  He’s a regular performer at Discovery events, Liverpool Sound City and Kendall Calling.  His new EP is produced by Ciaron Bell.

“A beautiful song and a wonderful melody.” – Sir Paul McCartney

“A great voice and a great understanding for melody.” – Billy Ocean

“His ability to command the room was nothing short of remarkable…” – Bido Lito  Magazine


A singer/songwriter playing a new genre of Americana, with influences from Neil young, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams. Self-released debut album “Well Tread Roads” has received critical acclaim as an honest and heartwarming collection of songs.

“This album is quite simply stunning with thoughtful intelligent lyrics, caressing melodies and, despite some of the subject matter, not an ounce of maudlin to be seen… One of 2014’s best albums.”  – AMERICANA UK

“Well Tread Roads” warms you up, holds you close and makes you feel richer for having encountered it. Each of the 10 songs cradled in the lyrics and melodies so thoughtfully written and steadfastly felt. This album haunts you with the echoes and essence of Neil Young & David Gray whilst inspiring  your heart to surrender all its questions and find its own way home.” – FRESH INDEPENDENCE


Since her first appearance at Discovery 2 when she was just 16, Cara Mitchell has gone from strength to strength, completing two full UK headline tours as well as countless support slots with the likes of Simone Felice, Gemma Hayes, Little Comets, Rachel Sermanni and Fatherson . Now 19, Cara has just released Afraid Of The Dark – her second EP to much critical acclaim including being named in the Top 15 EPs of 2014 by Rave Child.

“Check her voice. There’s something a little bit Bjorky about that. That was not like one of those people that go on TV talent shows and sound like everyone else. She has a totally unique voice and thats the kind of thing we like to promote on BBC Introducing.” – Ally McCrae – BBC Introducing – BBC Radio One

“With such soft, lush tones to her voice, Cara could probably sing the phonebook and have lots of success. It is an added bonus that she is such an accomplished songwriter.” – For Folks Sake