Summer By The River: BBC Introducing in London

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BBC Introducing in London presenter Jess Iszatt is back at The Scoop to present another sizzling line up of 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.


Growing up on the sounds of African drumming and reggae music in the seaside town of Brighton (UK), IYAMAH has become one of the UK’s most By sixteen, she started writing top lines for DnB tracks with Brighton-based label Shogun Audio and went on to feature on My Nu Leng’s “Senses”, touring the summer festivals including Glastonbury and SW4. More recently, she has collaborated with Pola & Bryson on “Too Shy” and with DJ Zinc on “Stubborn” was which featured as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.

IYAMAH has been handpicked to tour with the likes of Masego and Mahalia, performed at Cross The Tracks festival, recorded live sessions for Metropolis Songs, Redbull and Majestic Casual, and sold-out multiple headline shows including The Jazz Café and OMEARA. She has accumulated over 20 million streams and has received continuous support from BBC 1Xtra and The Joe Budden Podcast.

The Shellers

Producer Lawaun Bernard and vocalist Jamal Bucanan, collectively known as The Shellers introduce the world to their unique blend of immersive, thoughtful and energetic music with debut EP Long Live The Shellers, executively produced by Toddla T.

The Shellers first met when the two were studying at BIMM University (which specialises in courses in music and other creative disciplines) and after a few studio sessions together, decided to combine their talents and form as a duo. Influences have been cited as including Kendrick Lamar, The Gorillaz and Amy Winehouse and this diversity of taste is reflected in their music, with no two songs quite alike but sharing a consistently quality approach to musicality and songwriting. Before publicly releasing any music, The Shellers put together an 11-piece band and have played over 30 live shows across East and West London’s live circuit, beginning to form a cult fanbase of music appreciators.


With a soulful blend of poetry and raw emotion, South London's Elsa emerges as a beacon of authenticity in the music scene. Her honest storytelling and sultry vocals draw listeners into a world where vulnerability meets resilience. Garnering acclaim as "One to Watch" from Cross The Track and Global Soul, and hailed as "Up Next" by Guap Magazine, Elsa's rise is unstoppable. Her upcoming debut EP is set for release on June 12th. The soul-infused tracks combines hints of jazz with elements of R&B and alternative influences. Her music captivates us with its warmth and honesty.

Known for dynamic live performances alongside her trusty band, she fearlessly explores themes of womanhood, pain, and healing. Elsa's sound, described as soulful and fierce, blends organic beats with electronic elements, forging a gritty yet alternative soul experience. Stay tuned as Elsa continues to captivate audiences with her mesmerising melodies and unbridled authenticity.

Location: The Scoop