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The online home to the UK's most popular award-winning Chinese Elvis impersonator! CHINESEELVIS is the first and only Chinese Elvis registered with the Actor's Union, Equity. He has been a member since 1988. Been here on the internet since 2000. With so many cheap imitations around (made in China, of course), make sure you choose the official and the best..! Hover your mouse around the site to discover secret links and exciting rollover images, including 12 - count 'em - perky breasts...

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Lots of interactive fun. Make ChineseElvis dance! Learn the secret of the King's Chinese past!

Chinese Elvis and his famous Friends!

Angelina Jolie, Keith Lemon, Darren Day - yes, they all want a piece of Chinese Elvis. But which piece? .


JXL Elvis

CHINESEELVIS is the Elvis of choice for JXL, who chose him to front the video of his hit re-mix "A Little Less Conversation". Watch here.

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Not on this page, I am afraid, Mr. Bush, but it was worth checking - just in case. Well done. I only mention them to be honest, to increase my web-hits from the CIA. Oh, and Osama Bin Laden, as well. Not to mention Paris Hilton...

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I recently received an email from Elvis Presley Enterprises' lawyers,claiming they own the copyright to a picture I use. It happens to be a picture of me. They can't tell the difference! How do they know I am not one of very few Elvis impersonators in the world who is actually paying a tribute to Elvis Costello? Do Elvis Presley Enterprises think they own the name Elvis? I am sure Mr Costello would have something to say about that. What I do know is that they don't own the copyright to that picture of me. Altogether now, Oliver's Army is on its way-ay, Oliver's army is here to stay-ay...

If you cant afford ChineseElvis - and lets face it, who can these days? - why not console yourself with one of these Kindle things? I put the link up so I can get a discount on the product for myself but you can get it here yourself and I will get the commission...




Last updated August 2016

skillfully holding in my mammoth gut skillfully creating a papal hat between my swimmers thighs..

Trained by authentic homosexuals in the art of theatre in the 80s, Paul Hyu has appeared as an actor in theatres up and down the UK, including the West End shows Breakfast at Tiffany's, Miss Saigon, The Wind in the Willows, The Wheel of Life as well as working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, USA, Canada and Barbados.TV & film credits include the stuff listed here on IMDB and a lot of radio drama mostly for the BBC. Read on and discover the wonderful & sexy world of Paul's alter-ego ChineseElvis and how you can get a little less conversation and a little more action, if only for a short and expensive time.



It has again been a long time since I updated my site. I had a plan to do this more often in the future and even invested in a new Articial Intelligence design company, The Grid, to re-design the site. They are still rolling their software out after over a year of having paid for it, so this was a bad idea. I am actually one of the beta testers and have made a start transferring things over to it - but it just looks rubbish at the minute, so I am sticking with this. I did, though, grab me a profile page on this other site, which serves as a simple, one page version of this site if you prefer:

In 2016 my booking fees went up. Not a lot. After having done my 2nd gig for a billionnaire, when I discovered that the sound guy was getting more than me, Ithought it would not be a bad idea to start pushing the act's rates back up to pre-2008 levels. Which is what has happened.

I am pleased to have become a bit of a regular at the old people's working class lunchtime project, "The Posh Club", run by Duckie. It is great fun and a very nice feeling of having done something worthwhile when it was all over. I have also started my first forays, as a result of this, into daytime Residential Home singing, which is similarly nice and gentle and has a different vibe to my usual gigs.

Also, in 2016, ChineseElvis was to be found at Annabelle's Nightclub!

ChineseElvis appeared at Twycross Zoo with (non-Chinese) Tom Jones! And some monkeys!

ChineseElvis sold out the famous Rivoli Ballroom on a disco night - something that has yet to be replicated!

Michael McIntyre, who I have been saying looks like me for some years has recently realised this for himself. To be fair, he does not know I am ChineseElvis, but he recently started his new chat show and his opening monologue used a picture of me he found on the Skype website (who hired me to wave, in dressing gown, at a child I had never met). This is a still from his show. I hope he can't sing very well, or I am literally finished...


ChineseElvis appeared at Latitude Festival. The first Elvis to ever play this (or any) UK rock festival, he played to a packed tent at 1am on on Monday morning. In his head it looked like this:

A tent a bit like the one ChineseElvis will be singing in!

And from ChineseElvis' perspective, it looked like this, which is not so bad.

Best gig ever!

It was at this gig that a selection of young people were converted to ChineseElvis fans, and together they created then chanted his new nickname, "Chelvis". This in turn spawned a little trend on Facebook and Twitter and some even created tributes, such as the one below.

Wise words, indeed


The Things Children Say

"..smells very fragrant..." Mel and Sue
"...classically trained..marvellous!!.." Andrew Castle
"...Unbelievable!!...Brilliant!!..." Rowland Rivron
"I enjoyed it. Thank you." Piers Morgan
"I am only a warm-up act for ChineseElvis..." Rt Hon Tony Blair
"Yes, I can honestly say I enjoyed it." Piers Morgan
"He's brilliant!" The Bishop of Croydon
"No. I didn't enjoy it." Piers Morgan
"I think you're just brilliant" Craig Revel Horwood
"He's a bit better than he should be in my opinion", Maureen Lipman CBE
"Dont you do anyone else?" Piers Morgan
"Elvis is still in the building" DJ Mike Read
"ChineseElvis, you are the strongest link" Anne Robinson
"Absolutely sensational" Mark Nicholas
"I knew him before he was even Chinese" June Brown MBE
"I was blown away" Roger Lloyd Pack
"Happy ChineseElvis day!" David Yip
"I'm very busy, call my agent" Burt Kwouk
"ChineseElvis is Chinese enough for 95% of the theatre-going public" Jeremy Bowen
"Looking great-if a little sun-tanned" Rowland Rivron
"Who better than ChineseElvis"? Tim Vine
"How about Chinese Tom Jones, for example?" Piers Morgan
"I'm a fan of Marilyn Monroe" Anna Friel
"Cricket's loss turned out to be the Elvis-loving masses' gain" South China Morning Post
"I love you, ChineseElvis, I absolutely love you! " Joanne Good

"It was excellent and everyone enjoyed the performance" Zac Goldsmith
"What you do is great. I love it" Mat Baker
"I hear you're an Elvis impersonator?" Peter Capaldi

"One of Britain's top Elvis mimics" Daily Star
"One of the top three impersonators in the UK" Daily Mail
"...legendary cult hero..." Time Out
"The best of the best so far" The Guardian
"The UK's most renowned Chinese Elvis" The Independent
"Local Hero" Whats On in London Magazine
"Uses the persona of Elvis to skewer stereotypes of Asian men",
Elvis Impersonation Kit: A Step-by-step Guide to Becoming the King (is anybody else thinking Satay Chicken or is it just me?)
"Chinese Elvis is the reason you're most impressed" BBC Online
"Has a very impressive pelvis action" Daily Info

"Most memorable" Oxford Times
"...astonishingly talented" Malvern Gazette
"There's only one Paul Hyu", Sky News
"He makes a living" CNN
"One of Britain's top Elvis acts" The Independent
"Britain's top Elvis tribute act" The Sun

"One of Britain's top Elvis tribute acts is the Chinese Elvis, Paul Hyu from South London." Daily Telegraph
"One of Britain's top Elvis impersonators, who can command up to £2,000 for a show" Daily Express
"He's bright" Glasgow Herald
heer surreal experience" Three Weeks
"..definitive political creed with the required irony, about identity" Confluence
"What encapsulates Xmas more than a Chinese guy in a jumpsuit belting out Elvis songs?" TNT
"The King is Back!" Southwark News
"The most popular Chinese Elvis in the country" i newspaper

  • Burt Kwouk OBE. Died 24 May 2016. RIP. Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but it was my idea that he got nominated for his honours, my nomination form that did it and some sterling letters of support from some distinguished VIPs that I managed to arm-twist. Maybe a Chinese Detective or two.

Burt Kwouk OBE!!

A reluctant Ronan is snapped on set with ChineseElvis by Keith Lemon

  • A young ChineseElvis in training. Check out the sidies...

ChineseElvis as a small child, circa 1975


ChineseElvis Great Wall of FAME!

  • David Yip! The Chinese Detective! What a geezer! This picture taken from the set of The Missing C***k.

Its the actor, David Yip!

  • ChineseElvis is proud to have teamed up with his favourite comedian and fellow Elvis fan, award-winning punslinger Tim Vine (who happens to be exactly 2 days younger than ChineseElvis) for Tim's Elvis debut. Appearing as "Blonde Elvis", Tim's set was received to thunderous applause.

Blonde Elvis with ChineseElvis
Blonde Elvis Tim Vine with Chinese Elvis Paul Hyu

BLONDE ELVIS, aka TIM VINE made his ELVIS DEBUT in 2011 in London with CHINESEELVIS
The pictures below are taken from a 2nd appearance at the Lantern Arts Centre, shortly afterwards.

Blonde Elvis in action ChineseElvis in action at Lantern Arts


ChineseElvis has done approximately 1000 gigs in a variety of places, from a London Bus to a boat moored off the west coast of Barbados. He has appeared and sung live on a multitude of television and radio shows including BBC Breakfast News, BBC World News, CNN, BBC News 24, GMTV, Sky News, Canal Plus, BBC2's Heaven & Earth, Richard & Judy, Foxy Bingo TV Show, Central TV, RAJ TV, London Tonight, BBC London Live, Radio 5 Live - Matthew Bannister show; Julian Worricker Show; Anita Anand show, Radio 4's The Message with Jeni Murray, BBC World Service, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Coventry, BBC West Midlands, BBC Oxford, TalkSport, Heart FM, LBC, XFM, some Polish radio station, as well as featuring in The Independent, The Guardian, the Daily Express, Daily Mail (voted among top three best Elvises in UK), Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Mail on Sunday, The Sun, BBC Online, What's On In London, Eastern Eye, The London Evening Standard, London Metro, Birmingham Metro (and many more). Not to mention the Harrogate Advertiser....


This might be a good section to point out that another Chinese Elvis, called Jonny Lo, is passing himself off as me. Like I have always said, this usually makes little difference - as we all look to the same to you (!) - but in this case it does make a difference because Lo in this case refers to the quality of the singing. And anyone can recognise good and bad singing. I am sure a good time will be had by all at his restaurant, but sadly I suspect that people are laughing at him and not with him and frankly from my reports, he seems to be putting ethnic relations back another 20 years - just at the time when we dont need that at all. When speaking to him, he will not deny that he is me, but ask him whether he has ever sung in the West End or specifically any of my many achievements and he will be hard pushed to answer in the affirmative. If he does, let me know. But in the meantime, the Elvis of choice for discerning, middle class radio 4 listeners is (and will remain) ChineseElvis from this very site!

ChineseElvis WON the Elvis-only THE WEAKEST LINK special vs eight other top (including some international) Elvii. A charity special, ChineseElvis won £5,900 for the NSPCC and his Chinese friends at the Islington Chinese Association. I am aware that Elvis impersonators are educationally challenged as a rule, but it was worth risking the humiliation of the 'walk of shame' for the chance to raise the number of appearances of a Chinese face on prime-time BBC television. It worked! They went proudly up a notch to 1 for that year. Well done! Watch edited highlights of this show on the left (or on my media page).

what a winkeris that racist cockney rhyming slang  - or what?

ChineseElvis won the prestigious "Funniest in the Parade" award at the Shoreditch Carnival. The funniest thing about this award is that I was not informed about it and therefore missed the ceremony. It is a strangely uncompetitive award, given that the paraders directly behind me were "Families in Crisis" - I don't think they were really in the running, to be fair - even though they were hilarious..! But an award is an award - and the cabinet extension has already been commissioned. I believe "Homeless in Hackney" were a close 2nd...

In March 2009, the director of High Wycombe Judo Centre, Nigel Muldowney, presented ChineseElvis with an honororary Red belt in a drunken ceremony. It is a great honour. I think.

On the flip side of this award-winning success, Paul Hyu was a finalist for a Chinese achievement award - a so-called Pearl Award. The category was "Media Excellence". It is debatable whether these Chinese awards are meritocratic, let alone whether they even exist any more, but beggars can't be choosers and he considered it a great honour. Sadly, in spite of his media ubiquity and recent upgrade in status to Local Hero of London, ChineseElvis lost out to a newsletter, called "Dragon's Tale", who my uncle observed were extremely friendly with the award organisers. "FIX"! he shouted. "But they are all Chinese", I answered. As if they would behave in such a way! I have subsequently tried to look this newsletter up on Google to no avail. To reiterate what Jackie Chan said in his pre-recorded speech, "Congratulations to all concerned" - Or as world renowned celebrity chef and kitchen utensil salesman Ken Hom said, "I can't believe it's Media Excellence!

TV appearances
Comedy, Elvis and BBC/Sky news? who could possibly combine these two elements and still remain respectful to mostly everyone? Why ChineseElvis, naturally...

CHINESEELVIS appeared on C5 advocating for Elvis on the C5 show BATTLE OF THE POPSTARS-LIVE! This interactive show was strangely watchable (due to the fact that there was nothing else on any of the other channels) and Elvis actually won it, meaning that ChineseElvis was making salient points regularly through the 2 1/2 hrs.


ChineseElvis was the star of the extensive and expensive nation-wide advertising campaign across the UK for AOL Broadband. Looking quite fat, this was of course Jim-Henson muppet workshop-style padding and state-of-the-art expensive CGI techniques superimposed around my amazingly smooth and toned swimmer's body - to help get in character. Think Ray Winstone in Beowulf but the opposit. Dont forget, the camera adds ten pounds. The campaign for AOL Broadband consisted of a series of TV commercials and posters, like that below, which appeared on billboards, the tube, internet pop-ups and newspapers. The tv advert can be found on my download page .

On a billboard in South London.  That's when you know you've made it...

ChineseElvis features in a ROAD SAFETY INFOMERCIAL- its being shown totally randomly, mainly on community tv channels, apparently (what the hell are they?). In the interests of promoting road safety, you can watch it by going to my download area.

ChineseElvis with some sexy Vegas girls

CHINESEELVIS features in The Elvis Impersonation Kit: A Step by Step Guide to becoming The King. You too can learn the secrets of ChineseElvis and become close to The King yourself.... or you can get some tips online -click here for details

International ChineseElvis
Yes, its true! ChineseElvis started his international career in classy style. While in no way disparaging the great nations of Wales and Scotland, where ChineseElvis has found himself on several occasions, ChineseElvis's attempts at world domination took a serious step forward when he found himself on a plane to Barbados, where he would soon be entertaining the privileged masses on a party boat. The Harbour Master set sail on 20 December, complete with band and slightly bewildered (and somewhat jet-lagged) ChineseElvis, anchored off the west coast of the island, from which vantage point one could see the guests' hotels where room rates start from as little as $US 10,000 per night, and the party commenced. As caviar and lobster were consumed in great quantities, ChineseElvis did his duty, looking forward to the enormous paycheck that was about to land on his doormat! Its good to be the King from Beijing. He will return to the island soon.

the mic is not plugged in as any fule can see...

Live somewhere nice? Have loadsamoney? Then have you considered paying through the nose to have me come and perform at your event? ChineseElvis has travelled to beautiful Waterford, Ireland to perform for the charming staff of AOL (UK) and has recently had his passport stamped in Atlanta, Georgia for some lovely Coca-Cola employees. It worked for them. It can work for you. Especially if you live in Hawaii or similar. Send me an email and lets talk.

David Bailey

this supermodel wont get out of bed for less than the price of a burger

This portrait of CHINESEELVIS was taken by the eminent photographer for inclusion in some book or other. Its not bad, issit? Bailey, as he asked me to call him, signed it as well, making it a very valuable piece. I quite like it, because it reminds me of my virile good old days, when I sported longer hair. My enormous package has been airbrushed out, making this photo an ideal gift for ladies and youngsters alike...

And in other news...
ChineseElvis appeared at the Glasgow River Festival, with June Brown MBE, as a guest of Real Radio's John Manning, providing entertainment for the crowd on behalf of the Variety Club of Great Britain in an attempt to raise loadsamoney by having 20,000 rubber ducks floating down the Clyde!

ChineseElvis and Dot Cotton appearing in Glasgow

ChineseElvis appeared in Harrogate to entertain the masses for a special fund-raiser to help save the Royal Hall. Its a special place for the King from Beijing, as it is the venue where he picked up his first award; his school's German prize in 1984! He is of course nowadays laden with trophies, but in the bleak, grim Yorkshire dales during the miner's strike this small victory was celebrated in true eeeh- bah-gumm style by ChineseElvis and his pack of Presleytarians by smoking a quick pack of John Player Special behind the bike shed and downing a bottle of Woodpecker cider. Them wor the days.

the staff of the aptly-named "Direction Group" send their leader's hand in the direction of ChineseElvis' special place...


I support this charity and I think you should too. Elvis would have approved. It is too weird that here in the UK we have a royal society representing animals and a national society for children. I think we should have a national society for the preservation of royalty run by animals and children. In any event, if you are asking yourself the question, "If ChineseElvis can donate his hugely valuable time and services to this charity, how can I possibly emulate that? ", I have taken the trouble to make it easy for you. Just click on the advert below and donate away. It won't make you sexy, like me. But it might make you feel good, which is the first step to being sexy. Like me.

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