Since launching in 2017, BBC Introducing’s monthly events have showcased rising talent from all corners of the UK music scene. Kickstarting careers for the likes of Sam Fender, Mahalia, Wet Leg, Easy Life, Celeste and many more, this is the place to find the next big thing.

Now with a new home at The Lower Third, London, BBC Introducing takes place on the first Thursday each month. The first event at the new venue takes place on Thursday 2nd May, with Nectar Wood, April Jai and Elsa performing. Tickets are on sale at 10am on Wednesday 10th April from

BBC Introducing say: “The past seven years of BBC Introducing showcases at The Lexington have been magical and have seen the likes of Olivia Dean, Sam Fender, Celeste and Wet Leg play some of their first gigs. Thank you to the Lexington for being such a great home of the monthly Introducing showcase. We are now moving onto pasture new and will be taking the BBC Introducing monthly London showcase to the Lower Third! See you for the first one on the 2nd of May.”

These artists join a long, illustrious lists of acts who’ve performed for BBC Introducing over the years, including Myles Smith, Celeste, Wet Leg, Sam Fender, Mahalia, Easy Life,  Nieve Ella, Saint Harison, Gracey, The Lathums,  TianaMajor9, Lana Lubany, Solomon, Debbie, Ruti, Victor Ray, Nippa, Eloise, Alfie Templeman, Liang Lawrence, Siobhan Winifred, Deadletter   plus many more.

Having released a few songs independently over the past couple of years, the real introduction to Nectar Woode begins with debut EP ‘Nothing To Lose’. Merging the improvisational ethos of the jam sessions that she cut her teeth playing in, with the more streamlined pop nouse of co-writers and producers Bad Sounds (Arlo Parks, Rose Gray) and Tobie Tripp (Tom Misch, Dave), the EP is a testament to letting go and kicking down her own barriers even further; allowing new collaborators in and fully embodying the sentiment of its title.

April Jai, a Scottish native living in London, is a rising talent in the alt-pop world. Her distinct sound along with her poignant (and often angsty) songwriting make her a force to be reckoned with and has deeply resonated with her devoted fanbase. She grew up in Scotland and Belgium before moving to London to pursue her music career. Influenced by the likes of Fletcher, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and UPSAHL, Jai is bringing a unique twist to alt-pop with her signature phrase “depression with a hint of badass.”

Elsa is a dynamic singer-songwriter from the heart of South London, whose musical journey is characterised by soulful vocals, poetic lyricism, and an electrifying stage presence. Self-taught and driven by a passion for authentic expression, Elsa’s artistry shines through in her ability to weave heartfelt narratives into her music.