Jessa Tilley - click to visit the artist's web siteJosh SargeantAlan HowlettGreg Hancock - click to visit the artist's web siteMorning Rush BandFunky Bizness - click to visit the artist's web siteSigourney Porter - click to visit the artist's web siteAndrew MackayRuby May Spencer - click to visit the artist's web siteLee Coatham - click to visit the artist's web siteDAVE LUPTON - click to visit the artist's web sitePhil Henry - click to visit the artist's web site


5th May 2017


1st October 2017

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. !!KEEP MUSIC LIVE!!

1st November 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.

1st November 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.

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, 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, ALHAMBRA, 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, HOLLY MORWENNA RAWLINGS, 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, LAURA LOFT, Lecaila Band, Lee Coatham, Leeroy Loftus, LILA, 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 ASHRON, 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, SENNEN TIMCKE, 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 McSMITHS, The Old Porch Band, The Sidewalk Anthem, Thunderbridge Blue Grass Boys, Tim Loe, TIN SOLDIERS, Tobias B Jacob, Tom Matthews, Tom Parkes, TOM STEPHONSON, 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.

April 2017

It was a "home and away" night on Friday 7th April. Really great to meet performers--LILA from London, SENNEN from Bristol, 200 HURTS from Wellington, and of course loadsa local talent!! MARY DINHAM was our host for the night and kept everything well organised!! Performers on the night:-MARY DINHAM, CLIFF JONES and SHARON SPROAT, SENNEN TIMCKE, LILA, PHIL DEEM, SEAN GODDARD, 9lb CATFISH, MICK BURCH, JOHN BROOKS and CLIFF JONES, FELT BOTTOM, HOLLY MORWENNA RAWLINGS, 200 HURTS. What a great lineup! Also MICK BURCH (Market Carpets), bought us some very nice new MIC STANDS, so if you want to try them for size, come along to the next BMC on 5th May- SEAN GODDARD will be the host, (see note about contact number for MAY), Jerry.

March 2017

Friday 3rd March, another busy night for Verity,(our host for the night), not quite full capacity, but a good audience, and a very varied mix of music, (even music hall this month!!). Welcome to LAURA LOFT, ALHAMBRA, NICK ASHRON for their first visit to the BMC. The full line up:- FELT BOTTOM, STEVE JOHNSON, LAURA LOFT, JOSH SARGENT with LEROY LOFTUS, MARY DINHAM and ANNA HARVEY, TONY HARVEY, ROB SPENCE, KULU, PAUL HIRST, ALHAMBRA, JILL HUMPRIES, PHIL DEEM, NICK ASHRON, FELT BOTTOM- and to finish, a good jam with all on stage!. Great to have you all along, we'll endeavor to do it all again on April 7th, when our host will be MARY DINHAM. See y'all then, Jerry.

February 2017

Another very good night was had by all on 3rd February, with a variety of genres, and sets with solo unaccompanied singers through to full band lineups. Welcome along to new, (to us), THE McSMITHS, TOM STEPHONSON. Good to see you, and hope to see you again! Our host for the night, was that well known cruise performer MICK BURCH! The full line up was :- MICK BURCH and ALAN HOWLETT, PHIL DEEM, FELT BOTTOM, TOM STEPHONSON, VICKY PEARCE, TONY HARVEY, DAVID HOAD, THE McSMITHS, MARY DINHAM, PAUL HIRST, JOHN WHITE and ALAN and STEVE, JAMES RICHARDSON, STEVE JOHNSON, PETER LUKE, FELT BOTTOM with other performers. Many thanks to you all for coming, and of course to the audience who had to participate as well!! See y'all on March 3rd. J.

January 2017

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.


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.

John MiddletonMick Groves - click to visit the artist's web siteIsambardeRONI PERRY - click to visit the artist's web siteLisa Fitzgibbon and the Power Folk Quartet - click to visit the artist's web siteSteve Waters - click to visit the artist's web siteChlay - click to visit the artist's web siteRuth Harry - click to visit the artist's web siteRosa Rebecka - click to visit the artist's web siteNative Oak (Adam Croft) - click to visit the artist's web siteNoel Harvey - click to visit the artist's web siteRick Lawes & Peter Furnish