Mark WilliamsVerity Greenaway - click to visit the artist's web siteThe John White BandNicky Swann - click to visit the artist's web siteTHE McSMITHS - click to visit the artist's web siteKevin Spiers - click to visit the artist's web siteFunky Bizness choirThe Cornelius Family.David HoadJames CannMudskippers - click to visit the artist's web siteAlex Kumar

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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. 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: enya@barnfieldtheatre.org or phone the theatre and ask for Enya, and she will tell you what times they have available.

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 sound system. You may also be asked if you would like 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 07722244952

Open Mic Club Night 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.

There is a raffle at each Club night, tickets are £2 for a strip.

What's it all about?

The Club offer an opportunity for instrumentalists and singers with instrumental or harmony accompaniment to display and improve their talents and abilities before an audience in an amplified theatre setting.

Performers are able to get further information and book a slot by contacting Verity on: 07722244952, you can leave a voicemail, or text.

An excellent sound system and lighting is provided with a resident engineer, together with a stage area. It is simply a case of plug in and play!

Each month there is a different host for the evening who also has an extended guest spot, and can invite their friends to perform too. Each booked-in performer will have around 10 minutes for their songs, and we will endeavour to keep two slots open for walk-ins on the evening.

The public are warmly invited to join the audience.

Artists Concert Opportunities.

The club is able to offer support to artists wishing to promote their own concert in the Clifford Room of the Barnfield 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.

History

The Barnfield Music Club developed in 2004 from an idea that the Exeter area needed something a bit different than the existing excellent folk clubs. Mick Burch approached the well known and long established Barnfield Theatre in the centre of Exeter and it was agreed that the Clifford Room would be equipped with a well lit stage, an excellent Bose sound system, plus experienced & helpful technical crew. The Clifford Room would be made available on the first Friday of every month. Exeter's first and premier "Open Mic" club was born. Here was a chance for established local artists and newcomers to hone their craft and perform to an audience in a well equipped concert environment. Local retailers Market Carpets Ltd agreed to sponsor the club and help with expenditure. Hundreds performers have since performed at the club watched by a loyal audience.

The Barnfield Music Club committee are:

Mary Dinham - Publicity and Treasurer

Verity Greenaway - Performer Bookings & Host Management

Alan Howlett - Stage Manager

Roger Hutton - Chair and Sound Technician

David Wellington - Sound Engineer

HALL OF FAME!

Just some of the artists who have appeared:

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

200 HURTS, Alex Kumar, Crossborder, David Hoad, Devon Bird, Funky Bizness choir, James Cann, John Brookes (Cliff Jones Accompanying), John WHite & Alan Howlet, Kevin Spiers, Kulu, Mark Williams, Mick Burch, Mick Groves, Mudskippers, Nicky Swann, Roger Hutton, The Cornelius Family, The Cornelius Family., The John White Band, THE McSMITHS, Tony Scott, 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.

ARTIST's CONCERT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Roger HuttonJohn Brookes (Cliff Jones Accompanying)The Cornelius FamilyTony ScottJohn WHite & Alan HowletMick Burch - click to visit the artist's web siteDevon Bird200 HURTS - click to visit the artist's web siteKuluMick Groves