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JS&S London's Head Messenger, Gary Driscoll, is a man of many parts. The former colour sergeant in the Royal Green Jackets has just released a new recording – The Old East End Tonight – a song that draws on his fond memories of growing up in the East End of London, in the days when the area was ruled by notorious gangster twins, Ronnie and Reggie Kray. A talented and sought-after jazz singer and performer, Gary names legendary crooner, Frank Sinatra, amongst his early influences. Meanwhile, his fascination with the colourful history of London's gangland has led to parts in several films on the subject. But probably the most remarkable coup of Gary's career to date, was being asked to sing Sinatra's classic anthem "My Way" at the East End wake for Reggie Kray himself, following the mobster's death in 2000. "I was made an offer I couldn't refuse!" says Gary.

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