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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Rosalie says...
Hi Dave, Happy Birthday! Where have the years gone - hearing some songs take me back to the Warren and the cabaret scene what great memories. Hope you and yours are all well. Rosalie
22nd August 2015 7:52pm
David Gilmartin says...
Dear Dave, Do not know if this e mail reaches you but it would be nice to hear from you after all these years.

Regards David
6th September 2015 5:27am
David Gilmartin says...
Dear Dave, Do not know how to contact you ?
5th October 2015 5:48am
David Gilmartin says...
Dear Dave, Do not know how to contact you. hope you are well

8th January 2016 3:18am
Dave Simpson says...
Dave, did you manage to contact Dave. I spent many years with him in Dubai. Am now living in Spain and am trying to contact him in Marbella. Do you have a contact number or address. Dave Simpson
15th March 2016 5:53am
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