I thought Che Joey was between Cannon st and Market st, up some stairs with a three piece band playing jaz and smooth music, before disco hit the scene. I was well under age geting in there and only ever got in because my elder sister knew the bouncer.
My late, great step father Edward Warburton [Trombonist] played here for many years.My goodness the stories that he shared with many,many fellow muscians was stunning what a great shame that jazz music was not enjoyable then as it is now to a girl born in the eighties. My father was a legend.
Long, live, Live jazz music.
Tracey Warburton (nee Bland)
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Yeah remember this small club off Piccadilly. In a cellar, black (uv)lights that illuminated your crispy white shirt and hanky in top pocket of iridescent Italian suit. Flocked red wallpaper. I'm not certain but I think the beer was bottled. The best thing for me was the band that played modern jazz featuring an excellent trombone which was quite unique at the time. The compere/singer Tony Hulme was the complete showman. I would have rated it second only to the Cabaret Club for music. Great place.
What wonderful memories of my youth it brings back to see mention of Eddie Warburton. We were friends in the mid 50s, and used to meet with others at a little cafe on Plymouth Grove, just past Nelson Street. Eddie was a lovely chap and, naturally, music mad. The one thing I remember clearly, is a song on the Juke-box "Why should I go home?" which we played continuously. Often wondered what had become of him in later life. A great character, one of those people you never forget.
I'm trying to find Joe plants family i believed they had the chaz / shaz joey nite club i would also like to meet up with tony hulme and billy ingham please contact me with any information thanks in advance
I spent many a 'Double Diamond' filled hour popping up the bar at The Chez Joey. My main interest - as an aspiring jazz musician was Eddie Warburton the resident band's trombonist. A great musician - at one point he ran a jazz music filled shebean in his flat in Victoria Park - who I got to know well and shared the stand with him at many jam sessions. The diminutive Sheila Scott featured singer with the band also became a good friend. And of course Tony Hulme - who seemed to me at that time to embody a level of almost unattainable charm and sophistication. Another feature of Chez Joey was an internal telephone system - you could call up another table - a large round illuminated number was hung on the wall behind each table. Not forgetting that Chez Joey was also the preferred hang out for many members of the professional wrestling fraternity. Happy days indeed.
Wow how great to hear about the Chez joey. My boyfriend Sean Graham played Drums in the band with Eddie Warburton. Gosh I loved listening to him.and Tony Hulme singing they were fab times. Love to hear from anyone from that time.
I was a M/c cabby 1959/68,always went to Chez Joey after work,it was run by Joe Plant,the doorman was Billy Ingham,a great guy.The home office closed 90 per cent of clubs around 68.M/c had over 500 late drinking licences in 64/65 every cellar was a club!
A person has put the venue of a club in the wrong address. I'm saying the Manchester Club called The Chey Joey was in Gore Street just off Piccadilly and further add it was downstairs with expensive (in those days ) flock red wallpaper , the compare was the very smooth Mr Tony Hulme nick-named Mr Manchester, to me it was a real nice place, I finished my 21st birthday off in there, that was 1962