It isn't every day that a new big band song comes
along that immediately encapsulates a particular time
in British history, and moreover in a very specific
place, the East End of London.  

The time is 1966 and The terrible gangster twins -Ronnie and Reggie Kray are the Don's of The East End of London. The "Old Bill" catch up with "The Firm" and after some lengthy holidays, London crooner Gary Driscoll -whose vocal style has been described as a mix of Matt Monro and Frank Sinatra - is called on to sing My Way for Reggie Kray's wake. Gary accepts the invitation as thousands line out on the streets of London's east end for the last chapter in this amazing true story.

Where the song Mack the Knife was fictitious, this song is written as a result of real life events. Gary Driscoll was part of that story, and here he describes it in a brand new song complete with a swingin' big band.  

The Old East End Tonight

Sung by Gary Driscoll,
written by Mark Leen and Gary Driscoll and played by the
Orchestra of Studio Orchestrations Belfast.

Conducted by Paul Campbell.
Mixed by Alastair McMillan and Mastered at Masterlabs Dublin.
Copyright and Published Mark Leen - Imro Ireland.

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Gary Driscoll is available for a
live phone call interview on

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Tel: 07949 040744