A Suffolk man is still calling the tune aged 90 and could lay claim to being one of the oldest drummers in the UK.

Former serviceman Brian Ginger, who lives in Leiston, is still performing with the Royal British Legion's brass band and has played hundreds of venues during the 60 years he has been performing with the band.

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He said: "I have been doing it for 60 years and I like it. I like the social side. It keeps me with the younger people, so that is really good for my physical and mental health."

East Anglian Daily Times: Brian Singer teaches Tessa how to play the drumsBrian Singer teaches Tessa how to play the drums (Image: Charlotte Bond)

However, the father-of-two's hobby has meant that his wife Tessa has had to be patient as he practices at home on his five piece drum kit, although she too has caught the drumming bug.

He has played in a variety of locations around the region, including Aldeburgh and Southend seafronts, as well as at Leiston Film Theatre's indoor concert.

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The former railway signalman, who served as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, has also had famous tuition in the form of drummer Paul Francis, who has performed with glam rock band Cockney Rebel.

East Anglian Daily Times: Leiston drummer Brian Singer has been performing for 60 yearsLeiston drummer Brian Singer has been performing for 60 years (Image: Charlotte Bond)

He also gained the grade 6 drumming qualification from Trinity College in London.

And Mr Ginger, who has sons Richard and Stephen and a granddaughter, is keeping himself busy with a run of 11 events between June and November.

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He said: "I look forward to performing. I have got plenty of help with moving the drums around so I just set them up and play them really."