Elvis impersonator fined £9k for singing at home

An Elvis Presley impersonator who left neighbours 'All Shook Up' by belting out classics from the King of rock 'n' roll late at night has been handed a £9,000 fine.

Dean Holland, 45, regularly live-streamed his performances of classic rock tunes to fans in the US in the early hours from the kitchen of his two-bed semi. But neighbours quickly complained about the din and Environmental Health officials issued him with a noise abatement order telling him to pipe down.

However, Dean continued to perform from his home in Bradford, and magistrates later issued a warrant allowing officials to enter his home. They seized two TVs, a jukebox, speakers and DJ equipment.

Last month Dean and partner Katie Mooney, 33, were fined a total of £9,000 for breaching the order. Dean, who travels the UK to perform at gigs, birthday parties and weddings, claimed he had only fallen foul of the law because his neighbours don't like Elvis Presley.

He said: "I believe this has more to do with just noise, the neighbours have not liked us from day one.

"I'm in a very difficult position here because this is my job."

Father-of-one Dean often performs at nursing homes for elderly residents but at night he will gig across Yorkshire and beyond, sometimes not getting in until 3am at weekends. His next door neighbours are a couple with one child.

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Rock 'n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) performs at the Las Vegas International Hotel, August 1969. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley & his father Vernon chat after a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel on August 1, 1969 in Las vegas, Nevada . (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Elvis Presley, 31, the teenage singing idol of the 50's, opened at the International Hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday, before a star-studded, SRO crowd in the 3,000 seat International Room. It was his first appearance in the gaming spa in over 13 years. Presley signed for a four-week engagement there.
Rock 'n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) performs at the Las Vegas International Hotel, August 1969. (Photo by Fotos International/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) LAS VEGAS, NEV.: Foreign and domestic newsmen gather around Elvis Presley during an August 1st press conference following his July 31st opening at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. "I'm really glad to be back in front of a live audience," Presley told about 150 members of the press. "I don't think I've ever been more excited than I was tonight." Elvis, performing public for the first time in nine years, got four standing ovations during the show.
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ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Elvis Presley, guitarist Charlie Hodge during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null & Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null//NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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(Eingeschränkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Elvis Presley und seine Frau wohnten von 1958 bis 1960 im Hotel Grunewald in Bad Nauheim, während er im US-Militär in Wiesbaden diente. Der Platz vor dem Hotel heißt Elvis-Presley-Platz. In einer Ausbuchtung auf dem Gehweg erinnert eine Stele an Presley. Fans haben dort Gegenstände zur Erinnerung und zum Gedenken abgelegt. Der "Elvis Presley Verein Bad Nauheim" bietet Führungen zu den Spuren Presleys in der Stadt an. (Photo by Klaus Martin Höfer/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(Eingeschränkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Elvis Presley und seine Frau wohnten von 1958 bis 1960 im Hotel Grunewald in Bad Nauheim, während er im US-Militär in Wiesbaden diente. Der Platz vor dem Hotel heißt Elvis-Presley-Platz. In einer Ausbuchtung auf dem Gehweg erinnert eine Stele an Presley. Fans haben dort Gegenstände zur Erinnerung und zum Gedenken abgelegt. Der "Elvis Presley Verein Bad Nauheim" bietet Führungen zu den Spuren Presleys in der Stadt an. (Photo by Klaus Martin Höfer/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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He added: "I just don't think they like Elvis. I have never had complaints anywhere else. "I always say to my neighbours that if what I'm doing causes a problem then come round and talk to me. But they have never been to see me, they've never let me know they had a problem with what I do.

"The first I knew about it was when I got a phone call from the Environmental Health team. The next thing, they're turning up a month or so later and taking all my things.

"I have been told I cannot get any of my equipment back, which is a great upset as there are two hard drives there with a lifetime of music stored on them.

"There are also photographs of my late father, who was the one who raised me on Elvis' music, stored on there. I have lost so much."

Dean admits he can often be singing into the early hours of the morning as he would perform live-streamed concerts to fans in America.

Councillor Abdul Jabar, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: "Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere in the Bradford district and we all deserve to live in an environment where we act reasonably and responsibly towards each other and the local community."

The neighbours refused to comment.

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