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 Blakeley says...
Hi Guys, this is Dave Blakeley! It was so nice to read all your lovely comments regarding myself and the Mike Timoney Trio.Thank you all. As Shiela Said, I have been working and living in Spain and performing...still...with The RAT PACK LIVE Show ... Read More
17th February 2015 2:58am
David Gilmartin says...
Dear David,
Hope this finds you well and wonder if you remember me. Think of the good times in the warren with great fondness.

Keep well,

David Gilmartin
18th February 2015 7:57am
Dave Blakeley says...
Hi Dave,
I remember you very well...my next door neighbour in Kestrel Close.
How are you pal...still in the Police or are you now retired?
Ihave many great memories of Hawk green and I think of it with great fondness. Drop me a line when you can mate.
19th March 2015 2:29am
David Gilmartin says...
Dear Dave, Fancy after all these years hearing from you. I sincerely hope that you are keeping well and have had a good life. I retired from the Police after 32 years some 23years ago. Life has been interesting but am in good place now. Would be ... Read More
14th May 2015 1:01am
David Gilmartin says...
Dear Dave, I do not know if you will receive this email or not. If you do then it would be nice to hear from you at my e mail address Dave Gilmartin
9th July 2015 6:37am
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