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available to hire for events throughout South East England

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Over the years I have been invited to perform at a variety of events, from birthday parties to book launches.

Take a look at some of the highlights of my singing career below.

I have entertained the cast of TV series Eastenders at a party for actor Steve McFadden and various film premieres.
I have entertained at various book launches and book signings for True Crime authors such as Dave Courtney, Steve Wraith, John Pridmore, Linda Calvey (Black Widow), Kelly Mclean (daughter of Lenny McLean) and Kery Kaya.

Other gigs include the premiere for the film Rise of the Kray’s and of course my own film appearances as the club singer in the Glasgow gangster film Wee Man about Paul Ferris and The Rise of the Footsoldier 3 about Essex boy Pat Tate.

I wrote my own single - 'The Old East End Tonight' about the Kray Twins and London’s east end. Available to download from all major stores plus YouTube.
I have appeared on BBC TV series, The Hairy Bikers “The Pubs that built Britain” series “The East End” where I was requested to sing “My Way." 
I have performed as the supporting act for various celebrities such as Joe Longthorne, Jimmy Jones, Micky Pugh, Michael Barrymore and Duncan Norvelle. Scroll on to find out more!

Entertaining the London Underworld

30 years on the London circuit and apart for being hired to sing at gangster Reggie Kray’s funeral wake, I have also been requested to sing at various parties for other known faces of the London underworld, such as Freddie Foreman, Mad Frankie Fraser, Joey Pyle, Linda Calvey, the Tibbs family, Dave Courtney and Brian and Michael Emmett.

Testimonials from known faces of the London Underworld

The Godfather of British Crime Freddie Foreman, personally requested for me to entertain him and his family and friends at his 88th birthday party on 5th March 2020.

Gary Driscoll and Freddie Foreman sat together

"I want to thank Gary for singing at my 88th birthday last week. He has a wonderful voice that brought back many memories.
The Joe Longthorne songs were the best I’ve ever heard and made me smile. Thank you Gary and God Bless."
Freddie Foreman x

Freddie Foreman

Gary Driscoll and Frankie Fraser stood together

"Gary has a fantastic voice, with an uncanny resemblance to the great Matt Monro."

Frankie Fraser

Gary Driscoll and Maureen Flanagan stood together

"I have known Gary for over 30 years. And in that time he has been a regular entertainer in many pubs and clubs around London’s East end. He has appeared at many of my own charity events and Kray Twin anniversary fundraiser’s. 

His own song “The Old East End Tonight”, brings back many wonderful personal memories for me and has become one of my favourite songs. So if you want a party, call Gary."

Maureen Flanagan
Charity worker

Maureen Flanagan, best known by her professional name Flanagan, is a former actress and an early tabloid model, charity worker and a close personal friend of the Kray Twins, for many years.


Gary Driscoll and Linda Calvey stood together

"Gary has performed at all of my book launches and charity events. He is a very talented singer and has become very popular with my own fans and followers. He is extremely reliable and the perfect entertainer for all occasions. He will always be my first choice.

We all say he’s like one of the family."

Linda Calvey
(Black Widow)

Linda Calvey, formally one of London's most feared female criminals and author of three bestselling true crime books.

Gary Driscoll and Terry Ellis stood together

Testimonial coming soon

Terry Ellis

Terry Ellis, Author and former criminal known for pulling off an Ocean’s Eleven-style heist that many within the legal underworld believed was “an impossible job”.

Gary Driscoll and Dave Courtney stood together

Testimonial coming soon

Dave Courtney

Dave Courtney, former London Gangster also known as “The Yellow Pages of the Underworld” and author of 5 bestselling true crime books, and the organiser for the personal security of Ronnie Kray’s funeral. 

Gary Driscoll and Micky Goldtooth stood together

Testimonial coming soon

Micky Goldtooth

Micky Goldtooth, East End hard man and owner of Gangster Tours.

Gary Driscoll on stage with a crowd surrounding him

Testimonial coming soon

Steve Wraith

Steve Wraith, actor and author and well-known face on Tyneside, who became a close friend to the Kray twins.

TV and film appearances by Gary Driscoll - Singer Entertainer
Television appearances

BBC One “Tonight’s the Night” series 2 Episode 5 hosted by John Barrowman in 2010. 

Gary performs “The Way You Look Tonight”

BBC Two The Hairy Bikers’ “The Pubs That Built Britain” Episode: East End London. 

Gary tells the story of him being requested to sing at the funeral of London gangster Reggie Kray.

Film appearances

"Rise of the Footsoldier 3"
The Pat Tate Story, Directed by Zackary Adler.

Gary appears as the club singer performing his own song, "The Old East End Tonight" written by Mark Leen and Gary Driscoll.

"The Wee Man"

Gary appears in a cameo role as the pub singer in the feature film "The Wee Man' based on the true life story of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris. Written and directed by Ray Burdis (The Krays & Love, Honour and Obey). In association with Carnaby Films. The film was released in 2013.

Looking to hire a soloist for your upcoming event in the South East England area? Call Gary Driscoll - Singer Entertainer on 07949 040744 or use the enquiry form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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