Summer By The River: BBC Introducing in London

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BBC Introducing in London presenter Jess Iszatt presents the best emerging talent from the capital.

Catch three up-and-coming artists in a line up specially curated for Summer By The River by Jess and the BBC Introducing in London team.


They say nothing can compare to the experience of watching live music, and most live music can't compare to watching Friedberg’s frenzied blend of post punk, alt-rock and pop infused ear-worms get taken to new heights by the all-female for piece fronted by Anna Friedberg (writer, vocals, cowbell, guitar, and more cowbell.

One of the most exciting bands in Europe, Friedberg are gathering an army of fans and supporters including BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X, TripleJ in Australia, 5x #1s on the FM4 charts in Austria, multiple German playlists and a MusikExpress Hotlist inclusion and much more. With over 10 million streams to their name, an incredibly well reviewed debut EP ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah’ and one of the most powerful live shows around, Friedberg are the ONLY band you need in your life right now.

Asha Gold

Verified by Rolling Stone, BBC Radio 1, BBC Asian Network, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio 5 Live, The Line Of Best Fit, Colors, plus many more global tastemakers, UK artist Asha Gold is stepping into her destiny as one of the most exciting contemporary R&B artists around right now.

With a stunning selection of heavily championed singles including 'Too Good', 'Naive', 'Debut' and 'Margarita', this thriving London newcomer harnesses the cool power of the city as well as essences of her Indian Heritage to create an infectious sound as new and exciting as she is. As ever, it's backed by a fresh array of modern R&B, 808 beats, mood-setting piano and Asha Gold's velvety and truly stunning voice.

Named as one of BBC Asian Network's Future Sounds 2021 artists Asha has seen major radio support from BBC shows including Annie Mac, Jamz Supernova, Bobby Friction, Sian Eleri, Preeya Kalidas, Huw Stephens, Gemma Bradley, Yasser, Jack Saudners, Jasmine Takhar, Jess Iszatt, DJ Kye, Greg James, Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo, Adele Roberts, Lianne La Havas and many more.

Her sound is deeply personal yet instantly accessible, as shown by the connection she has developed with the tastemakers who have come across her music.


After 3 years away from the live scene, British-Guyanese artist Sabiyha is stepping back on stage prepared with a whole new live set. Debuting live versions of the tracks released over lockdown, Sabiyha and her band have built a live set brimming with energy. As Sabiyha explores subject matters such as cultural identity, female sexual empowerment and self love, her live set confidently accompanies these themes, with dirty bass lines, infectious beats and Sabiyha's powerful and self assured vocals.

Location: The Scoop

PLEASE NOTE: All events are free - no tickets are required. Just turn up and enjoy yourself but be aware that capacity in the Scoop is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.