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
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.??
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.
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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Hi Dennis, - yes, that's the same Dave. Dave is living in Spain and has been in the Rat Pack tribute show for some time. He was our boss in Dubai at the Astoria Hotel first, then at Pancho Villas, which he owned. He performed with us on stage a lot! I'm sure his voice is still as great as ever; stage name Dave Lee.