Standing 1.82 metres tall, with a cherubic face and thin-rimmed spectacles, Nick Willsher looks more like an overgrown choir boy than a devout clubber. But the 25-year-old has spent almost as much time dodging glow sticks as a full-time DJ over the past four years, visiting scores of clubs and raves to file reports or take photographs for his Web site, hkclubbing.com. Willsher, who was born in Hong Kong but was educated at military boarding schools and university in Britain, single-handedly established the site when he returned home in 1999 and found information on the city's scene amounted to little more than a few flyers and posters. The hotel-management graduate, with no IT experience, devoted his spare time to set up the city's most informative and up-to-date online clubbing guide, which initially went by the restrictive name of gwylo-records.com. It was hard graft, but by November that year the site was up-and-running. Willsher, whose day job was manning the Mandarin Oriental hotel's front desk, says: 'I would finish a shift at midnight, get a bus to Chek Lap Kok airport for a party at the Regal [hotel], take pictures, then go home and get ready for work at lunchtime,' he says. 'And in those days I even had to pay for my own tickets.' His record club-crawl is five parties in one night, while his longest night included zipping between parties at Chek Lap Kok, Kowloon Bay and Wan Chai. 'I spent more time in taxis,' he says. But that was back in the heyday. Police and government pressure combined with swingeing cover charges and apathy to curb club mania. Although Willsher is now well-known enough to walk in anywhere, he concedes: 'The parties have lost their atmosphere. Doing the Web site has got like a proper job. It's not as much fun as it used to be.' Willsher now goes out just once a week, but remains dedicated to his site. 'I have worked on it four to five hours a day for four years,' he says. hkclubbing.com pays its way through advertising, but has been a virtual one-man operation since inception. He now has contributors in 15 countries, but only two or three in Hong Kong. Willsher claims it receives up to 50,000 hits a day, mostly from overseas. 'People really need a link to Asia,' he says. On a personal level the site has certainly been a success. It led him out of the hotel business and into e-commerce. Now he works for an immigration agency, among other jobs as his four business cards testify. 'That happened because they saw what I could achieve,' he says, looking every inch the businessman in a dark suit and black-patterned gold tie. Dance music remains his driving force. He is also Web master for HMV's local site and hosts a weekly dance programme on HMV 864 every Friday from 11pm-midnight (which changes to 10pm-11pm next month). After introducing a local and international DJ he plays a mix from the artist. 'And I'll keep the site going,' he adds, 'until I get tired of it.' How does he fit it all in? 'People always ask me when I sleep,' he says. 'I don't much.' Willsher confides he even has time for a hobby, one that suggests you can sometimes judge a man by his face. Yes, Willsher is a choir boy. He sings in the Welsh Male Voice Choir and is helping them release a CD soon. Stay tuned.