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.


Leicester-born artist, SOFY, picked up a pen and started work on her collection of songs just 12 months ago. The 24-year-old threw herself headfirst into music after being placed on furlough, and her hip-hop inspired indie-pop bops quickly earned her a spot in the final of BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge's nationwide talent search.

SOFY was runner up in the competition following over 10,000+ applicants - selected as the most promising new artist in London, following over 4,000 entries from the capital alone - and now counts the likes of YUNGBLUD, Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, and Tom Grennan among her fans.

SOFY has just released her debut single 'Strawberry Milkshake' (Radio 1, Introducing Track of The Week), and has played to sell-out crowds at BBC Introducing shows at the 100 Club and The Lexington this summer. Summer By The River marks SOFY's 3rd live show, and she will be playing her latest single alongside a collection of unreleased songs from her highly anticipated upcoming EP.


Straddling the line between live show and DJ set, Bamily bring sample infused dance stompers to a dance floor near you.

Having thrown over 15 parties in obscure and unique locations across London, it comes as no surprise that Bamily live performances could be described as DJ set and live show in equal measure. Chopping and changing between live and DJ’d elements, the Brixton four-piece offer a unique combination of pop songwriting over infectiously dancey breaks. The setup is centred around DJ Kudo Sol’s improvised delivery of pre-recorded track, complimented by guitars, bass and a sampler.

After playing at festivals, forests and warehouses, Bamily close a manic summer run of shows with their season finale at The Scoop.


Despite only making her emergence onto the scene at the tail-end of 2019, Brighton based, South London born Bklava has already announced herself as one of the hottest prospects in dance music.

With regular support from Danny Howard, Jaguar, Jess Iszatt, Annie Mac and Pete Tong, her music displays her expansive vocals paired with irresistibly smooth beats, and it’s this formula that dictates her unique live performances, where she can be found singing and seamlessly mixing at the same time.

Part of an exciting new wave of UK artists, Bklava has already performed alongside some of the scene’s most recognisable names including Conducta, Sammy Virgi and ABSOLUTE.. Bklava can be caught on her monthly show on Rinse FM, also running a female and non-binary DJ platform called Spin Suga.

An artist that simply refuses to sit still, Bklava’s ascent to the upper echelons of dance music is firmly underway.

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.