Dave Blakely and the Mike Timoney Three

My next door neighbour in the early sixties was Dave Blakeley who was the singer /compere of the old Warren night club. This was before it was converted into Quaffers Night Club.

The strange thing about Quaffers was that there were no seats in the club. Everyone just stood around in a mass crowd watching, listening and dancing to the records and the Timoney 3. The group was fantastic and provided wonderful evenings for thousands of people.

The other outstanding feature was the Viking ship in the centre of the Club from which all drinks were served.

Dave Blakeley was one of the best singer/compere in the business. Great days and nights

David Gilmartin

I remember Dave Blackely ... I worked with him in & around Manchester in the late 70's.

Great guy, Good- looking, & sang very reminiscent of Jack Jones. Anyone know what became of him.??

Tony Garcia

I met Dave in Dubai when I was gigging there in the late 70's. He ran a couple of club/ restaurants in Dubai up until about three years ago. 

Nigel Miller

I remember Dave Blakely who was backed by the Mike Timoney Three. Mike played the Cordovox (an electronic accordion), and not only did they make a great sound together, Mike was a unique accomplished keyboard player in his own right. The atmosphere when they performed was something that could only be experienced and not described. I will never forget the fabulous  evenings at the Warren.

David W Hughes

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Dave Simpson says...
Have been trying to track you down but with no success.
Do you have a contact address or phone number?
18th May 2016 5:20pm
Paul Stevens says...
Hi Dave Blakeley,just heard that you are back in UK and we will be back from Oz on May 24th for a couple of months and would like to meet up for a get together?Cheers Paul http://www.craftweb.org/web/paulstevens
25th March 2016 5:37pm
Dave Blakeley says...
Hi Paul,
It would be great to see you again mate. My email is davedino42@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you soon.
26th March 2016 6:22pm
Paul Stevens says...
Agree with all the above comments re Dave Blakeley,an excellent singer who i met up with in Dubai at his super Tex/Mex restaurant and again in Spain.Always had great respect for Dave as a fellow singer!http://www.craftweb.org/web/paulstevens Wish he ... Read More
19th September 2015 12:00am
B Carter says...
Hey Dave, just doin late night browsing and up you pop! Hope all is well with you and yours, still in Spain I assume. Hope you were able to replace that 335 that got nicked. Still playing here, but not live. Thanks for sharing those gigs with me at ... Read More
25th July 2015 4:27pm
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