Birmingham Promoters presents:BBC INTRODUCING SHOWCASE FEAT. IVORY WAVE+ LA DHARMA + KARKOSA + FRESH FROM THE UPLOADER ACT: MEGAN LARA MAE + ALEX NOBLE (BBC INTRO DJ SET)Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)www.birminghampromoters.com---------‘BBC Music Introducing West Midlands is committed to supporting the local scene here which is absolutely brimming with talent. It’s an exciting time for the West Mids with music of every genre imaginable flowing through the programme every week. This showcase is the first of its kind for us – a regular live showcase of talent that we have been supporting on air – it’s incredibly exciting to team up with Birmingham Promoters and play a big role in the prestigious live music arena that the region has to offer!’---------Since mid 2016 Birmingham’s party provocateurs Ivory Wave have grown from a gang of 5 mates playing dingy pubs/clubs in and around Birmingham, to local heroes selling out huge hometown shows, which now erupt into a chaotic mix of sing-along frenzies & smoke bombs.Landing support slots with DMA’S, The Twang, Superfood to name a few and playing festivals such as Isle of wight, Truck, Shiine On, their growing army of fans are now packing out venues up and down the U.K. Their live show is not one to be missed.The band are carving out their own indie, house style, adding synths to the dance beats and combining this with a raw, Brummie inflected, vocal.WATCH: https://youtu.be/4qjEPQ4t0Hw---------‘Birmingham based indie stompers with an 80s pop edge influenced by The 1975 and Blossoms.’ The indie pop foursome La Dharma formed in the West Midlands in early 2017 with founding member Chris Leedham’s passion for writing slick meaningful stories embedded within 80s pop sounds. La Dharma’s signature sound was born after further experimentation with guitarist and old friend Daniel ‘Jonah’ Jones’s indie background. However, the pair were missing the driving force behind the music and were joined by bassist Christian Booth and drummer James Morris to finish the line up with a tight and funky rhythm section. After a successful first year of gigging, the band are looking to release some new tunes towards the end of 2018. So sit back, relax and get ready for big things.WATCH: https://youtu.be/rzaGBOGlXsU---------KARKOSA formed in Birmingham in 2014 by brothers Michael (vocals & guitar) and Jack (drummer) Warnock. After recruiting Tom Rushton on lead guitar, Ryan Trott on bass and Will Clews on keyboard, the band wrote and recorded a batch of singles which they self released online. Heavily inspired by Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Amazons and Royal Blood, Karkosa blend heavy guitar riffs, subtle synths and Killers-esque monologues, to produce the perfect adolescent anthems.WATCH: https://youtu.be/VVUbnCT-Szw---------Born in Birmingham, now living in Brighton, 22 year old pop singer-songwriter Megan Lara Mae creates ear-catching melodies polished with pristine electronic production. Drawing from both her classical and contemporary music training, her uplifting and empowering yet sentimental vibe identifies with many audiences. Megan is inspired by the works of Elton John and Kate Bush, while also taking influence from contemporary artists, including Rae Morris, Maggie Rogers and Sigrid.WATCH: https://youtu.be/sq-tcldTTw8----------DJ Set from Alex Noble, presenter of BBC Music Introducing West Midlands.