Paul Wong (musician)

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Paul Wong (Musician)
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Chinese name 黃貫中 (traditional)
Birth name Wong Koon Chung
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1964-03-31) 31 March 1964 (age 50)
British Hong Kong
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actor
Genre(s) Alternative rock, Chinese rock, Cantopop, hard rock, pop rock
Label(s) Warner Music Group (2006–present)
WOW Music (2007–present)
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Beyond, Hann, Highly Speedy Beer, Soler, the Postman
Spouse(s) Athena Chu (m. 2012)
Children Debbie Wong Ngang
(2012-10-23) 23 October 2012 (age 1)

Paul Wong Koon Chung (born 31 March 1964) is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter. He is best known as former lead guitarist of the rock band Beyond. He began his solo career since 1999.

Biography[edit]

During childhood Wong enjoyed drawing and aspired to become an artist. While studying graphic design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he met Beyond drummer Yip Sai Wing and other band members, becoming the band's lead guitarist. Since he worked as a graphic designer for an advertising company, he also contributed artwork for the band, examples of his design are the front cover of the EP Goodbye Ideal (再見理想) and fashion design for the concert in 1991. In regard to his vocals, he first sang lead vocals on the album Modern Stage (現代舞台), in the same year the band recorded and released the album Secret Police (秘密警察), "Big Land" (大地) sung by him from the album became one of the band's best known songs. On 30 June 1993 Beyond vocalist Wong Ka Kui died in an accident, thereafter Paul Wong and the band's bassist Wong Ka Keung replaced him to sing and continued to record and release albums under the band's name.

After Beyond's dissolution in 2005, Paul Wong went on to work with his new band Hann and the Postman as a solo artist.[1]

On 18 October 2006, Paul held his second solo concert in Hong Kong Coliseum, and released the sixth solo album on 17 November 2006.

Since 1998 Paul has dated with actress Athena Chu. They married in 2012 and has a daughter.

Equipment[edit]

Paul Wong is currently endorsed by Fender and Ovation. Known for his extraordinary guitar techniques, the guitar manufacturer, Ovation, have custom made acoustic guitars for him.

Guitars[edit]

Amplifiers and others[edit]

  • Mesa Boogie pre-amp & power amp
  • Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinets
  • Marshall Cabinets
  • Fender Strap
  • Other rack mount systems
  • Likes to play 2k8

Discography[edit]

Solo discography
  • Yellow Paul Wong (2001)
  • Black and White (2001) (Part 1; originally a double album)
  • Common Root (EP) (2002) (Part 2; originally a double album)
  • Play It Loud (2002)
  • Existence (2004)
  • 903 id Club Sammy and Kitty Musical – Akapi Shooting Incident (2005)
  • Madman's Work (2006) (EP)
  • Existence (2007) (Mandarin version of the 2004 album)
  • Let's Fight! (2008) (multi-bands festival; compilation/live & 1 new studio song)
  • Concerto in A minor (2011)
  • Paul Wong Collection (2013)

Credited work[edit]

Year Single Artist Credit
1998 "Just Say Gooy-Bye" Karen Mok Composer
1999 "Nuts" (神經病) Jordan Chan Composer
1999 "Don't Let Me Drink Too Much" (別讓我喝太多) Andy Hui Composer
1999 "I Can't" Andy Hui Composer
1999 "On My God" (我的天) Karen Mok Composer
2000 "A Black Tie" (黑色領帶) Daniel Chan Composer, Arranger
2000 "Drive" Kang Jingchun Composer
2000 "Everyone Is Mad" (所有人是傻) Nicholas Tse Composer, Arranger
2001 "Good Dog" (好狗) Jan Lamb Composer, Arranger
2002 "Beauty Wins Heaven" (美麗勝天國) Wong He Composer
2002 "Rainy Days" Athena Chu Composer, Producer
2002 "Dance Up" (跳起來) Athena Chu Composer, Arranger, Producer
2002 "New Colourful World" (彩色新天地) Johnny Tseng Composer
2002 "We Can Change" Wong Ka Ming Composer, Arranger
2003 "Schisms" (隔夜仇) Hacken Lee Composer, Producer
2003 "Saturday Night" Andy Hui Composer
2004 "Love May Be a Few" (可以幾愛) Ella Koon Composer, Producer
2004 "Great/Understand" (了不起/明白了吧) Andy Hui Composer
2004 "Marlon Brando" (馬龍白蘭度) Andy Lau Composer
2004 "Your Majesty" (萬歲) Jordan Chan Composer
2004 "Don't Mess with Me" (不要惹我) Athena Chu Composer, Producer
2004 "Ah-oh" Athena Chu Composer, Producer
2004 "Spell" (法術) Athena Chu Composer, Producer
2004 "I Win" (我贏了) Athena Chu Composer, Producer
2004 "Distressed Queen" (落難皇后) Gigi Leung Composer, Arranger, Producer
2006 "Good Brothers" (好兄弟) Softhard Composer, Arranger, Producer
2008 "Rock Wife/Qualified Wife" (搖滾太太/標準太太) Josie Ho Composer, Arranger, Producer
2008 "Poisoned Scorpio" (中毒蠍子) Josie Ho Composer, Arranger
2008 "Not a Doll" (不是娃娃) Elanne Kwong Composer, Producer
2008 "Starting Off" (出發) Liu Xuan Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Producer
2008 "Inflatable Doll" (充氣娃娃) Shino Lin Composer
2008 "Go Go Dragon" (GO GO 飛龍) Jan Lamb Composer, Producer
2009 "Without Plastic" (不加塑) Keeva Mak Composer, Arranger
2009 "Hong Kong Hong Kong" (香港香港) Alan Tam Composer, Arranger, Producer
2009 "Past without Future" (上次無下次) Alan Tam Composer, Arranger, Producer
2009 "Poor" (窮鬼) Jan Lamb Composer, Arranger, Producer
2011 "The Previous Ignorance" (年少無知) Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong Composer, Producer

Filmography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Years of glory". the star online. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

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