Melvis Kwok Lam-sang has been thrashing out Elvis numbers for about $20 a song every night for more than 10 years. 'There are no shops in Hong Kong that sell Elvis gear, so I have to really shop around and be creative,' he says. 'I have 20 Elvis suits, all of which are tailor-made. I used to live in Tsuen Wan and used the neighbourhood tailor, Wan Kee Tailor (G/F, Cheuk Ming Building, 4 Market Street, Tsuen Wan, tel: 2490 1073). Even though I've moved to Sha Tin I still go back there because he knows how to cut a good Elvis suit. And he gives me a good price - about $700 a suit. 'The suits are basically the same, but I always get a few special touches, sometimes chains across the open neck or perhaps an embroidered peacock. I've kept all my suits and I save my best suits to wear at the weekend. 'The shades are an important part of the Elvis outfit. I haven't been able to find good ones in Hong Kong, but in 1988 I got friendly with an American guy in a bar and he said he'd bring me some from New York. He got me a box of eight in different colours, and my favourite are the gold. You know they are real Elvis shades if they have five circles cut into the arms. 'You can buy sideburns in fancy wig shops, but there is a much cheaper alternative. I went to Temple Street Market (Temple and Shanghai Streets, Yau Ma Tei) and bought a square metre of black fabric which looks a bit like carpet. I simply cut the sideburns out of the fabric - about 2cm by 4cm - and stick them on. I've got about half a metre left. 'I have five pairs of Elvis shoes - three white pairs and two black. I don't have blue suede shoes - I just sing about those. The shoes are simple loafers. I buy them in any shoe shop that has my size and is offering a good price. My wife buys my belts, she gets them in Temple Street Market. I jazz them up by painting them or sticking on pieces of coloured paper. 'I'm a member of the Elvis Fan Club in Hong Kong (tel: 9090 6200, www.elvis.org.hk ). Three times a year we have a big Elvis party and run through all the favourite numbers. The parties attract a lot of fans, but there are only about three or four people who come dressed as the King. 'Every three months the fan club sends me a book on Elvis. I've read all the books cover to cover - I want to learn as much about the man as possible. Elvis was quite superstitious and believed that the number seven was lucky, so I always wear a ring with seven stones. The rings are just cheap costume jewellery from Temple Street, but they seem to be lucky for me. I wore my favourite seven-stone ring for a concert at Sha Tin Town Hall in 1998 and got three encores. 'I buy my guitars from Tom Lee Music (1-9 Cameron Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2723 9932, visit www.tomleemusic.com for branches). I have a Yamaha acoustic guitar and an electric one. I decorate the guitars myself. I use a Stanley knife to cut wallpaper and spell out Elvis down the neck of the guitar. And I stick a picture of the King in the hole of the guitar - he's my hero.'