Previously based in Gran Canaria, Spain and now based in the United Kingdom, Paul successfully toured with the TCB band, and more recently toured the USA, Norway, India, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain, China, and Malaysia. His Middle East tour included shows in Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Doha, Muscat, Egypt, and Lebanon. Paul is currently touring & based in the UK.
Paul has an extensive list of corporate clients and performs at many high profile Charity events that help raise money for the NSPCC, Children in Need, MS, Prostate Cancer, Africa Appeal and Help for Heroes.
Appearing with such greats as Howard Keel, John Miles, Steve Cropper, and Russell Watson, Paul can also add Eammon Holmes (TV Presenter), Vicky Michelle (Actress), Willie Morgan (former Manchester United Captain) and Frank Worthington (professional footballer) to his celebrity fan club.
Howard Keel, Actor/Producer/Director Dallas: “He’s nearly as pretty as Elvis”
Russell Watson (Opera Singer) "I think he is Elvis"
The Sweet Inspirations
Paul Francis Thorpe was born in London, England in 1968 and was a natural entertainer from an early age. At 15 Paul was already in demand as a singer and impressionist. He turned professional at the age of 21 and has never looked back.
He has over 1100 Elvis songs in his repertoire plus 200 songs from other famous singers and has performed over a staggering 11,000 television, stage and theatre shows in his 23-year career.
In his adopted home of Spain Paul is a big star and appears at all the major four & five-star hotels, and cabaret venues for leading UK and European tour groups including Thomson, Reisen, and Tui. He appears regularly on Spanish TV but was no newcomer to television - Paul appeared on ITV’s “The Time and Place” in 1993 & also “Stars In Their Eyes” that same year, and then again in 1997 when he went on to appear in the only live Elvis tribute show, after beating over 10,000 other contenders to win his place in this prestigious final.
Todd Slaughter (President Elvis Fan Club UK) "He's simply the best"
On a recent visit to the USA Paul - who performed to sell out audiences in Las Vegas, was gobsmacked when on a visit to Graceland was actually mobbed in the street by Elvis Presley fans asking for his autograph, & insisting on having their photograph taken with him.
2001 was an amazing year for Paul. He was selected from thousands of applicants to appear live on GMTV’s program “Who is King?” 5 times in one week! Paul polled an impressive 25% of the total vote from an audience of over 10 million.
In May of 2004 Paul was the backbone of Granada TV’s "Taxi Nights" which was filmed on location at popular venues in Manchester.
Paul appeared on the opening night of the BBC TV’s programme “Running Late”, which covered the XXIII Commonwealth Games.
Derek Brandwood, (former Director of Promotions RCA UK)
'The first time I saw Paul in Manchester he took the roof off .. He’s just awesome!'
Willie Morgan, (Man United & Scotland International)
“I’m a massive Elvis fan, Paul is by far the best in the world”
With Joe Esposito & The Sweets Inspirations
With friend & manager, the late Derek Brandwood.
The Howard Keel NSPCC Golf Classic/Celebrity Cabaret 2004 saw Paul performed with Don Felder (The Eagles) and John Miles (writer of “Music was my first love”). He appeared for Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant at the “Bridget Jones Diaries” wrap party, and at Denise Welch and Tim Healy’s Annual Charity Christmas Ball, Manchester United Football Club's Celebrity/Charity Music Event, the Cinema & Television Ball, and numerous high profile registered Charity performances, Paul’s continued support is greatly appreciated.
Paul has recorded & produced seven albums of Elvis songs, and is currently in the studio working on a new album to be released August 16th, 2014. There are plans to film a live DVD of Paul with his full band on the current theatre tour.
STV - "The Hour"
AECC - Aberdeen
ITV - "Stars in their Eyes"
BBC2 - "Running Late"
Beach Ballroom - Aberdeen
GMTV - "A search for Elvis"
Bathgate Regal Theatre
Eden Court Theatre - Aberdeen
BBC1 - "Taxi Nights"
ITV - "The Time and Place" 1991
Middle Eastern Tour - 2010/2011/2013
XVII Commonwealth Games - Manchester
"Images Of The King" - Memphis
Riviera & Sahara Hotels - Las Vegas Residency
Intercontinental Hotel - Las Vegas
Lake George Elvis Festival
Hilton Hotel - Birmingham 2012
Hilton Hotel - Glasgow 2014
Theatre Sofia, National, Bulgaria
Cinema and TV Benevolent Fund
Memphis - Elvis World Championships 2001
Big Bang Ball, Piccadilly Hotel - Manchester
Registered MS Charity – 2000, 2001
Andy Cole (Manchester United) Africa Appeal – 2000
Sheppard & Neame Breweries - 2000
Bridget Jones (Wrap Party) VFG – 2001
Gran Canaria, Anfi Beach (Charity Performances)
Paisley Town Hall - 2015
Vienna's English Theatre - 2006
British Lions – 1999, 2000, 2001
Island Studios Opening, Isle of Man - 2002
Belfast Tour 2003/2004/2010/2011
Christmas Ball (Hosted by Tim Healy and Denise Welsh)
Piccadilly, Manchester - with The Comedians
Chinese New Year, Soho, London – 1999, 2000, 2001
Elvis European Championships - Blackpool 2009/2010
Howard Keel Golf Classic for NSPCC – 2003, 2004, 2005
Malaysia Tour with Hong Kong movie star Stephen Penn 2004
Hotel Piccadilly, Manchester – Beatlemania (Mickey Martin)
Larry Geller (Elvis's hair stylist and confident)
"What I like about you is that you give the audience just enough, just like Elvis did"
Manchester Commonwealth Games BBC2
Paul with Larry Geller
In Austria with Mark Janicello
Vicky Michelle (Actress and Producer) “I loved working with Paul, he is a great performer”
Vince Miller (Professional Compere) “I've seen them all, Paul is the best I've ever seen … a great act to have on your show”
Germany tour 2004
Stars in their Eyes 1993