John Brookes (Cliff Jones Accompanying)Mudskippers - click to visit the artist's web siteKevin Spiers - click to visit the artist's web site200 HURTS - click to visit the artist's web siteThe Cornelius FamilyRoger HuttonTHE McSMITHS - click to visit the artist's web siteJames CannMick Burch - click to visit the artist's web siteNicky Swann - click to visit the artist's web siteVerity Greenaway - click to visit the artist's web siteMark Williams


4th May 2018

BFMC is on Friday 4th May , when the host will be Verity Greenaway . To book your slot contact Verity on. 07722244952. You can leave a voicemail or text.

25th May 2018

In May as well as the Club Night on Friday the 4th, there will also be a special Showcase evening taking place in the main theatre. It is being organised in conjunction with Age UK Exeter to raise funds for their good work. The charity will be collecting at the door, suggested minimum donation for entry £2. We are aiming to book in as many bands as possible (single artists are still welcome), and so far we have confirmations from; The Mudskippers, 9lb Catfish, Songfishers, Boys from Melbourne Street, Felt Bottom, Cliff & Sharon, Mia & Jacob.

1st December 2020

As the theatre is now under new management, they are keen to hold more music events. So if any performers that have played at the club would like to hire the Clifford Suite for a concert/cd launch etc. contact BFMC in the first instance, as the theatre will make a special price, including our help. We can also offer our Bose P/A system with sound engineer, for a reasonable additional charge.

1st December 2020

The club would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in joining our team, to help set up, help to run the evenings, and possibly learn to operate/set up the p/a system. Anyone who is selected, may be asked to attend one of our regular committee meetings, where new ideas for the club are discussed, etc., with a view to joining the committee. In the first instance contact me for more info. VERITY

1st December 2020

If any performers in our "Hall of Fame", want their website address's changed or want their photos included (or changed!!), let me know. We can't download photos from Facebook, but can from websites or from e-mails. Regards, BMC

1st December 2020

A note for any performers that would like to sing or play in the bar area of the Barnfield Theatre, during early evenings, (it beats busking in the cold!!) Contact: or phone the theatre and ask for Enya, and she will tell you what times they have available.

Our open mic club night in is held on the first Friday of every month in the Clifford room of the Barnfield Theatre Exeter Tel 01392 270891 commencing at 7.45pm.

We charge a very modest £1.00 entry fee, which is also a raffle ticket. This is just to cover our costs.

Click here for a list of performers who have appeared.

What's it all about?

"An opportunity for singers with instrumental or harmony accompaniment to display and improve their talents and abilities before an audience in an amplified theatre setting"

The idea was to book a regular venue which fits in well with the monthly Friday night folk circuit in the Exeter area. It is certainly not another folk club. The idea was to put together entertaining shows to an audience and provide a showcase for local talent. After three years many hundreds of performers have performed at the club. An excellent amplified system and lighting is provided with a resident engineer together with a stage area. It is simply a case of plug in and play.

Performers are able to get further information by ringing the theatre on 01392 270891 or by ringing Jerry on 07596 843373 or 01626 772270. The compères will use their judgement in allotting the timing of each spot thereby keeping the evening entertaining for all. It well may be one song for a nervous newcomer, two songs for an improver or an extended fifteen minute three song spot. It is hoped that an appearance at the Barnfield Music Club is something for performers to prepare and work towards.

Performers can just turn up on the night and take their chance on being allocated a spot. However it is always helpful for the compère to know in advance who is likely to be available for his selection. The compère will be at the venue by 7.30pm.

The public are warmly invited.

The Music Club sub committee are:

Mick Burch - Founder
Jerry Williamson - Secretary and Treasurer
Roger Hutton - Chair and Sound Technician
Dave Wellington - Sound Technician
Alan Howlett - Sound Apprentice and Stage Hand
MaryDinham - Publicity
Verity Greenaway - Host Management
Marysa Williamson - Door Supervisor and Raffle Manager


Just some of the artists who have appeared:

(Click on any underlined name to go to that artist's web site)

200 HURTS, Crossborder, James Cann, John Brookes (Cliff Jones Accompanying), Kevin Spiers, Mark Williams, Mick Burch, Mudskippers, Nicky Swann, Roger Hutton, The Cornelius Family, THE McSMITHS, Verity Greenaway... plus many many more.

February 2018

2nd February 2018 Next BFMC is on Friday 2nd February , when the hosts will be Phill, & Mary Dinham Performers booked in so far include: Peter Luke & James Richardson, Cliff & Sharon, John Kerry, Zena, Mary Dinham, Do-wap Dynamite, Blaggards & Cowboys, Mia & Jacob. To book your slot contact Verity on. 07722244952. You can leave a voicemail or text.

January 2018

The First Music Club Night for 2018 is Friday 5th January. January is being hosted by John Brooks and as a departure from the usual booked slots the evening will be a fully open mic night, on a first come first served basis. Around 18 acts can perform 2 songs each (10 min slot) in the time we have available, so come early to be assured of a spot. The Theatre opens at 18:30, the bar at 18:45, or you could help us setup!

December 2017

1st December 2017 The Next BMC is on Friday 1st December when the host will be Vicky Pearce. Performers booked in so far include: Vicky Pearce, Felt Bottom, Peter Luke & James Richardson, , Skylark, Gwyneth & Brian

November 2017

3rd November 2017 Next Barnfield Music Club Night is on Friday 3rd November, 19:30 for 20:00 until 22:30. The host will be JOHN WHITE Performers booked in are: Robert Spence, David Hoad, Vicky Pearce, Tony Harvey, Felt Bottom, Rosie Eade & Randy Abel, Anne Marie Waite, Mark Williams, Mary Dinham, Peter Luke & James Richardson.


The club is able to offer support to artists wishing to promote their own concert in the Clifford Room of the Theatre. Artists choose their admission charge and the tickets are sold through the box office with the usual deduction for the room hire and admin charges. The club is able to publicise any concert on club nights and the Theatre can offer assistance with publicity with sufficient notice.