“RPI - X Factor will be an event that none of us will ever forget.
"We went on to the win the event and were awarded with closing the night with a full set and getting a voucher worth over £250 to use at a recording studio. A well organised event all for a good cause and one we'll never forget!"
Koresh, 2010 winners
“The 2011 RPI X-Factor was undoubtedly the highlight of Dwt’s fledgling career. The Gemserv team were great, the atmosphere fizzed like a Dib Dab in a Panda Pop and the badinage was wizard. God speed this year’s contestants!”
Dwt, 2011 winners
"RPI – X factor was a superb experience and something we still look back on very fondly.
We had our doubts: ten bands with a 15 min change over seemed an impossible challenge. However, the event management was fantastic ensuring it went like clockwork (hats off to the Gemserv guys and gals that worked so hard behind the scenes). As the evening cranked up to a tremendous finale. the battle of the bands turned into a truly unique and memorable experience, something that no one had ever dared do before. The night was absolutely brilliant.
"We got to play at one of London’s top venues. An audience of 350+ partied on and lapped up original stuff and covers. The acoustics of the venue were perfect and the technical support team really couldn’t do enough for us (including pre gig sound checks).
It is great news that the event is running again next year. It will provide bands with an incredible showcase and an event not to be missed."
The Red Sticks
"A great night to attend, not only a bargain way of seeing some truly excellent bands, but getting to do so in an up to the minute club/bar.
"There was a fantastic atmosphere - which lead to the audience participating with singing and dancing. The competitive edge to the night gave us all something to route for and cheer about and gave the whole even the feeling that we were part of something special.
An excellent touch to the evening was the compere who made the changes between bands fun and something to look forward to equally as much as the music and dancing."
Claire Thornton, 2010