1st June 2017
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. Jerry.
1st July 2017
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 me in the first instance, as the theatre will "make special price"!!, including our help. We can also offer our Bose P/A system with sound tech, for a reasonable additional charge. Jerry.
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
HALL OF FAME!
(Click on any underlined name to go to that artist's web site)
200 HURTS, 9lb CAT FISH., 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, ANGELINA, 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, Brad Leyland, Breakout, BRIGHT STAR (GAVIN HODGE), 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, CHRISSIE BURNETT & NIALL, Cliff Jones, Cole Stacey, Colin Wilson & The Boys From Melbourne Street, Coral Butcher, Crossborder, Crow Puppets, Cydney Brown, DAN AKIMBO, Dan Crisp, Dave Charles, Dave Helsby, Dave Leggett, DAVE LUPTON, 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, EMILY HOWARD, EVERY CLOUD, 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, HOMESICK GYPSY BAND, Ian Gardiner, Ian James, IAN WYCHERLEY, Isambarde, Ivonice and Charlie Powell, IZZY GAIR, 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, JILL HUMPHRIES, 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 PALMER, 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 and JENNY, 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 FALLOON, Peter Scott, Phil Beer, Phil Dale, PHIL DEEM, 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, RONI PERRY, Rory Gilbert, Rosa Rebecka, Rosie Eade, Rosie Erangey, Ruby May Spencer, Ruth Harry, SADIE HORLER, Sally Ewin, SAMANTICS, 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), SPRING HEELED JACKS, 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 CHANTRY BUOYS, The Cornelius Family, The Crow Puppets (Em and Cara), THE DILLYBOYS, 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, TIN SOLDIERS, Tobias B Jacob, Tom Matthews, Tom Parkes, Tom Wells, Tony Charlton, Tony Chipperfield, Tony Harvey, Tony Reader, Tony Scott, Tony Woollard, TREVOR EMDON, Trish Boothby, Used Batteries, Velvet and Stone (Lara, Kat, Barry & Richard)., Venezuela, Verity Greenaway, Vicky Pearce, Viv Clements, William Richardson... plus many many more.
Happy new year to you all. It was another great night on the 6th January, we had the pleasure of seeing and hearing 3 acts that were new to the BMC, IAN WYCHERLEY, 200 HURTS, EVERY CLOUD. But apart from those, PHIL BOWLER hosted the evening for the first time-what a pro!! He assured me, he will do his ELVIS turn next time!!, then of course, there were the other acts who made it such a good evening. Performers in order:-PHIL BOWLER and VERITY GREENAWAY, DAVE WOODS, MARY DINHAM and ANNA HARVEY, TONY HARVEY, IAN WYCHERLEY, MMM'S, 200 HURTS, JOHN KERRY, EVERY CLOUD, JOHN BROOKS and CLIFF JONES, KAT JENKINS, MMM'S,200 HURTS, THE JOHN WHITE BAND. It was great to see you all, and our thanks to you all, I know quite a few of you travel some distance to get to us,and I heard nothing but praise for you all from our very appreciative audience!. See you next time. Jerry.
On 10th December we helped to host a Greenlight Unplugged music event for MacMillan nursing. It went well, but would have been better if there had been more support, but the performers put on some good sets. This, and the one in the evening at the Brook Inn, Plympton, raised just under £300! The whole series should amount close to £1600. Well done to Pik Rawlings and her team!! Thanks to the performers:-THE TIN SOLDIERS, IZZY WARREN, SEAN KEYWOOD, TWIGG, FELT BOTTOM, CAVEMOUTH. The final event, will be on 2nd April 2017, in the Kingskerswell Church, where the winners will be announced. Keep an on their website for further details. Well done to all!!
If you weren't there on December 2nd, you really missed a treat!! There were 5 acts that haven't been to the BMC before, and they are welcome back anytime!, and with the others that came, it was a real showcase of talent that is in our area. We had to stop taking bookings a week before as our list was full! PETE FALLOON was our host, and he did a fine job. Welcome to MATT PALMER, IZZY GAIR, THE CHANTRY BUOYS, HOMESICK GYPSY BAND, EMILY HOWARD and THE DILLYBOYS BAND, DAN AKIMBO, PHIL DEEM on their first visit, hope to see you all again. The performers that made the evening special:-PETE FALLOON with MATT PALMER, TREVOR EMDON, PHIL DEEM, IZZY GAIR, THE CHANTRY BUOYS, MICK BURCH, FELT BOTTOM, SPRINGHEELED JACK with MARY DINHAM, JAMES RICHARDSON, HOMESICK GYPSY BAND, RUTH HARRY, EMILY HOWARD and THE DILLYBOYS BAND, DAN AKIMBO. Thankyou to you all for putting on such a great evening we all really enjoyed it. We will be here on January 6th, (we already have bookings), and it is looking to be another night to remember! Don't forget our Greenlight Unplugged event on December 10th, which promises to be a great way to spend the Saturday afternoon 2-5pm. Happy Chrimble to all, and I'm sure it will be another excellent New Year, especially on the first Friday of every month at the BMC!! Jerry.
Another great night on Friday 4th November. JOHN WHITE was the host for the night, and he did a good job, as always! Welcome to CHRISSIE BURNETT & NIALL on their first visit to the BMC, you are welcome anytime, as are all the performers that came along to keep the audience entertained. Order on the night:-THE JOHN WHITE BAND-(JOHN, ALAN HOWLETT, MARTYN CORNELLIUS), MARTYN (SOLO), CHRISSIE BURNETT & NIALL, ADRIAN CONNERY & RIC-(BLACKGUARDS & COWBOYS), RUTH HARRY, TREVOR EMDON, PETE & MAGGIE CORNELLIUS & ALAN, VELVET & STONE-(NEW LINE UP WITH BARRY & RICHARD), DAVE WOODS, CLIFF JONES, PETE FALLOON, JOHN WHITE BAND. Thankyou all for a great night, we will be here again on December 2nd, we have already got a number of bookings, see you soon, J.