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
Tom Matthews - Sound Technician
Dave Wellington - Sound Technician
Alan Howlett - Sound Apprentice and Stage Hand
Marysa Williamson - Door Supervisor and Raffle Manager
HALL OF FAME!
(Click on any underlined name to go to that artist's web site)
Aaron Samuel, Acacia Ann, Adam Sweet, Adelia, Adrian Connery, Adrian Maxwell, Adrian Vranch, Al Ford, Alan Hooper, Alan Howlett, Alex Cross, Alex Gregory, Alex Hall, Alex Kumar, Alice Jemima, Alice, Jim, Gabriel and Charlie, Alive and Kicking, Alpha Tide, Amy Wadge, Andrew Mackay, Andy Clarke, Andy Mills, Andy Murphy, Andy Watts, Anita Jardine, Anna Crabtree, Anna Hearnden, Anne Darby, Barry Cutler, Beacon Fire (Robert Edis), Becky and Tim, Becky Brookes, Becky Driscol, Ben Goddard, Ben Morgan Brown, Ben Pritchard, Ben Tellamy, Ben Towill, Ben Van Weede, Billy Allan, Billy Bottle, Billy Mallet, BMC 10th June, Brad Leyland, Breakout, Brook Green Band, Brooklyn and Cash, Byzantium Lane, Cai Sutherland, Canon-a-Nouille, Carla Brian and Tony Johnstone, Carrie, Chee, Chlay, Chordial:-Robert Spence,Jade Johnson,Kris Adamczak, Chris Austin, Chris Austin and Albie MacMacmahon, Chris Baynham, Chris Davis and the Dufflebags, Cliff Jones, Cole Stacey, Colin Wilson & The Boys From Melbourne Street, Coral Butcher, Crossborder, Crow Puppets, Cydney Brown, Dan Crisp, Dave Charles, Dave Helsby, Dave Leggett, Dave o\' Brian, DAVE SAWYER, Dave wood, David Hoad, David Hoad, David Treadaway, David Waller, David Williams, Derick Brookes, Devonbird, Diantha Harvey (of Glorious Chorus), Elaine Lightfoot, Elliot Alford, Exmouth Shanty Men, Fruit of the Vine, Full Blown Wiggy, Funky Bizness, Gabrielle & Pierre, Gareth Hedges, George Street Sessions, Gidley's Turn, Giles Bown, Glen, Sally and Steve, Go Tell Alice (Lizzie and Steve), Gollywhoppers, Gordon Cambell, Graham Butterfield, Graham Vincent, Greg Hancock, Hannah Martin, Harpingmad (Suzie and Bill Trezise), Harry and the Hecklers, Harry Dowell, Harry Vinnicombe, Ian Gardiner, Ian James, Isambarde, Ivonice and Charlie Powell, Jack Dean, Jack Lawrence, Jackie Williams, Jaime Van Weede, James Brook, James Cann, James Richardson, James Wallwork, Jamie Boyle, Jane Gardiner, Jeff Sleeman, Jenna Witts, Jerry Cahill, Jessa Tilley, Jim Howden, Jimmy Ireland, Jo Wright, John and Robin., John Barber, John Brookes (Cliff Jones Accompanying), John Bryant, John Gallager, John Katon, John Kerry Brux, John Lane, John Lockwood, John Middleton, John Phillips, John Stevens, John White, John Williams, Johnny Campbell, Josh Sargeant, Judy Baynham, Julia Hamilton, Julie Yount and Stuart Wills, Karl Zumar, Kathy Jenkins, Katie Marie, Kestor String Band, Kevin Spiers, KULU, Lara Conley, Lara Snowdon, Lecaila Band, Lee Coatham, Leeroy Loftus, Linda Dumchen, Lips, Fingers and Thumbs, Lisa Fitzgibbon and the Power Folk Quartet, Lunch Buddies, Mado Painting, Maggie Duffy, Mandy Porteous, Marc Travis, Marc Woodward with Kirkwood Brown Trio, Mario Pansera, Mark Glover, Mark Thomas, Mark Williams, Mart Heron, Martin and Janet Sidebotham, Martin Rooney (Lonesome Cowboy), Martin Weller, Mary Dinham, Mary Elms, Matt Calder, Matt Franklyn, Matt Norman, Matt Petherbridge and Ben, Matt Whipp, Maurice, Mel Rout, Mick Burch, Mick Groves, Mike (percussion), Mike Bollard, Mike Selly, Mitch Norman, Moor Reason, Morning Rush Band, Mozura, Mudskippers, My Black Hat, Nathan, Native Oak (Adam Croft), Neil Davis, Nick Cann, Nick Hurford, Nick Walters, Nicky Swann, Nicola, Noel Harvey, Not Yet, Oska, Otto, Our Wife Now, OWLY DAVE, PADDY, Papa Fernando, Paul Caddick, Paul Downes, Paul Hirst, Paul Hunter, Perfect Curves, Pete Furnish, Peter Scott, Phil Beer, Phil Dale, Phil Henry, Rachel Belringer, Rachel Hine, Radley Searle, Rebecca Worthley, Rebekah Bossard, Reg Meuross, Richard Firman and Eid, Richard Marriott, Richard Reece, Rick Lawes, Rick Lawes & Peter Furnish, Rip the Calico, Rob and John, Rob Bright, Rob Leach, Rob Lees and Nick Bayes, Rob Tovey, Robert Edis, Robert Spence, Robert Wheaton, Roger Hutton, Rory Gilbert, Rosa Rebecka, Rosie Eade, Rosie Erangey, Ruby May Spencer, Ruth Harry, Sally Ewin, Sarah Yeo, Sean and Heard, Sean Goddard, Senseless, Sharon, Sharon, Sharon Stroat, Sharon Stroat, Sid Vinnicombe and Paul, Sidewalk Anthem, Sigourney Porter, Simon (the Beard), Simon Scott, Simon Twigg, Slater Lyon, SOLARFERENCE (Sarah Owen & Nick Janaway), Somesortofthreat, Southern Folk, (Dave and Tash), State Of Undress, Steph and Jeff, Steph Price, Stephen Snow, Steve Jenner, Steve Johnson, Steve Morgan, Steve Thomason, Steve Tyler and Andy Clarke, Steve Waters, Still Waters, Stuart James, Stuart James & Nadya, Stuart Wills, Sue Mentz, Suzanna Billeter, Tazuo Nakajima, Teahorse, Ted Dowse, The Band Not Yet, THE BLUE JEWEL BAND (Steve Banks), The Campus Choir, The Cornelius Family, The Crow Puppets (Em and Cara), The Exe Swedes, THE LITTLE UNSAID (John Elliott), The Lunch Buddies (Mary and Adrian), The Old Porch Band, The Sidewalk Anthem, Thunderbridge Blue Grass Boys, Tim Loe, Tobias B Jacob, Tom Matthews, Tom Parkes, Tom Wells, Tony Charlton, Tony Chipperfield, Tony Harvey, Tony Reader, Tony Scott, Tony Woollard, Trish Boothby, Used Batteries, Velvet and Stone (Lara, Kat and Holly), Venezuela, Verity Greenaway, Vicky Pearce, Viv Clements, William Richardson... plus many many more.
We had a fairly quiet night on the 2nd July, (there was a concert on in the cathedral with that quite well known duo-"Show of Hands"!!). But it was the first time as host for Vicky Pearce, so broke her in gently!, and she did very well. A good varied evening, with performers:- VERITY GREENAWAY, PAUL HIRST, AL FORD, VICKY PEARCE, TORQUIL, MICK BURCH, KAYLEIGH, DAVID HOAD, NOEL, ABI, MARY DINHAM with SPRING HEALED JACK, SPRING HEALED JACK, MARY DINHAM, VICKY PEARCE. Many thanks to all who came, and look forward to August. Jerry.
As I was on holiday, I missed all the fun in the main auditorium on June 10th!! Everyone tells me it was a great night, thankyou to all the performers and of course the audience. Unfortunately it was just a one off at the moment, but you never know!! Thankyou to:-MICK BURCH for getting it under way, JOHN BROOKS as M/C, CROSSBORDER, JOSH SARGEANT and LEROY LOFTUS, VICKY PEARCE, FUNKY BIZNESS, VERITY GREENAWAY, JAMES RICHARDSON and PETER LUKE, DAVID HOAD, JOHN BROOKS and CLIFF JONES, NICKY SWANN, WILLIAM RICHARDSON, SPRING HEALED JACK featuring MARY DINHAM, S.H.J. featuring MICK BURCH, S.H.J. featuring ROB TOVEY, S.H.J. featuring STEPH PRICE, FUNKY BIZNESS. We will be in the Clifford Suite as usual on July 1st, and hope it is another entertaining night, see you there. Jerry.
It was a good night at the Barnfield Music Club, on 6th May, a few new faces, a few that made a welcome return, and a good mix from some of the regulars. John Brooks was host for the night and did an excellent job as always. Welcome to Owly Dave and Paddy for your first visit, you put on a couple of great sets. On the night:- PAUL HIRST, JOHN BROOKS and CLIFF JONES, MAGGIE and PETE CORNELLIUS, and with MARTYN CORNELLUS and ALAN HOWLETT, OWLY DAVE and PADDY, JAIME VAN WEEDE, and with JOHN BROOKS, JOHN BROOKS with the YOKSHIRE PUDDING MONALOGUE, AL FORD, HARPING MAD, MARTYN CORNELLIUS with SUZY, MICK GROVES and ALAN, VERITY GREENAWAY, PADDY and OWLY DAVE, JAMES RICHARDSON and PETER LUKE, JOHN BROOKS and CLIFF JONES, THE JOHN WHITE BAND. A good mix of genres. DON'T FORGET, NO BMC ON 3rd JUNE, BUT IT WILL BE IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM ON JUNE 10th (JUST FOR JUNE). WE HAVE GOT A GREAT AND VARIED LINE UP PLANNED, IT IS STILL ONLY £1 ENTRY!! TELL ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SHOULD BE A VERY GOOD NIGHT. Jerry.
Friday April 1st. A busy night for GREG HANCOCK, who was our host for the evening. It was a great night, and a really good mix of music for the audience to enjoy. Welcome to STEVE TURNER, ZIGI PORTER (SIGOURNEY), THE GEORGE SESSIONS, MUDSKIPPERS, JO HOOPER, PERFECT CURVES, who came and performed for the first time at the BMC, and welcome back to RUTH HARRY after a wee break. The new host system worked well, maybe need a few tweeks! Performers on the night:- PAUL HIRST, AL FORD, BEN MORGAN BROWN, ZIGI PORTER, THE GEORGE STREET SESSIONS, VERITY GREENAWAY, STEVE JENNER, MUDSKIPPERS, GREG HANCOCK WITH JO HOOPER, PERFECT CURVES, JOHN GALAGHAR, STEVE BUXTON, RUTH HARRY, JOHN WHITE WITH ALAN HOWLET. Thankyou all for a very entertaining evening, and we'll do it all again (with your help) on May 6th. Jerry.