His premature death - and the fact he never toured overseas - meant very few of us had the chance to see the King of Rock 'n' Roll perform live.

But if you're a fan of Elvis Presley there are plenty of tribute artists across the world honouring his memory and music.

One of them goes by the name of Jason P.

The German-born performer has been singing Elvis' tunes for most of his life.

His rockabilly band - playing songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and Elvis himself - has been going since 1988.

But nine years ago, at the age of 46, Jason got his first jumpsuit made and started touring Europe to bring a bit of Elvis to those who never saw him.

"There's no-one like Elvis and no-one will ever be like him," he's quick to point out.

"His motto was TCB, Taking Care of Business, and mine is KEA, Keeping Elvis Alive.

"I've got the best job in the world."

Daily Echo: Jason P. doing his sideburns before the showJason P. doing his sideburns before the show (Image: Jack Robertson)

I met Jason on Saturday night at a special event at Dancing Man Brewery.

Co-owner Aidan Lavin himself only met Jason in September during a holiday to Corfu.

"It was a bar called Melodies and was absolutely packed," he recalled.

"I saw (Jason) three times in one week, and we got on like a house on fire.

"I said 'you've got to come to England' and he was up for it."

Fast forward two months, Jason drove 1,900 miles from his home in the Czech Republic for two shows at the Town Quay pub - a private one on Saturday and one open to the public on Sunday.

Tickets for Saturday's event sold out "in an instant", Aidan said. They also included a three course meal.

Jason's performance started just after we all finished our main - a big, fat American cheeseburger (fitting!).

Wearing a replica of the famous flame suit, the very last jumpsuit made for Elvis, Jason's repertoire included the likes of All Shook Up, The Wonder of You, I Just Can't Help Believin' and Tell Me Why.

Daily Echo: Jason P. making his big entrance in the flame suitJason P. making his big entrance in the flame suit (Image: Jack Robertson)

His dance moves weren't quite like Elvis'.

If they were, "I'd need more painkillers than he ever took," he joked.

But the 55-year-old father-of-one did share the King's ability to captivate the audience, getting people to sing into his microphone and clap along throughout.

By the time Viva Las Vegas came on, half the room was dancing.

As the night went on, Jason took a break for a change of outfit and came back showing off a replica of the Arabian jumpsuit, which, thanks to its studs and gemstones, weighs a staggering 7kg (15.4 lbs).

And just as he started to wrap things up - and went around the room handing out sashes with his 'KEA' motto printed on them - he couldn't help but show his 'Burning Love' for fans.

Just like Elvis would, he kissed some of them on the cheek.

At the end of the show, virtually everyone grabbed him for a picture or selfie, including me (a renowned picture phobic) and my friend.

In the same way Elvis never performed in Europe, Jason never performed in the US.

A trip to Memphis to visit Graceland, Elvis' iconic home, and Sun Studio, where Elvis recorded his early music, is on his bucket list.

I asked him how he thinks his shows would go down across the pond where a lot more people will have seen the King perform.

Tentatively, he suggested he'd be able to put on a show.

I have no doubt he would.