Paul Wong (musician)

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Paul Wong
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Chinese name 黃貫中 (traditional)
Chinese name 黄贯中 (simplified)
Pinyin Huáng Guànzhōng (Mandarin)
Jyutping wong4 gun3 zung1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Wong Koon-chung
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1964-03-31) 31 March 1964 (age 52)
British Hong Kong
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • guitarist
  • record producer
  • actor
Genre(s)
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Voice type(s) Baritone
Label(s)
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts
Spouse(s) Athena Chu (2012–present)
Children 1
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong.

Paul Wong Koon-chung (born 31 March 1964) is a Hong Kong singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Beyond, but had also served as songwriter and occasional lead vocalist. In addition, Wong launched his solo career in 1999, collaborating with a variety of artists as a producer as well as a session musician (guitar or vocals).

Biography[edit]

During childhood Wong developed an interest in drawing, having an ambition of being a graphic designer. Thereafter he chose to study graphic design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Around the time of his university life, he made friends with Beyond, who invited him to join the band as a guitarist. After Wong graduated, he began to work for an advertising company. In the meantime, he contributed as a designer as well as a band member. Notable examples are the album Goodbye Ideal (1986)'s front cover, and clothing design for the Beyond LIVE (1991). As a singer, each album of the band at least contain one track sung by him from 1988 onward, particularly the numbers "The Midnight Vagrants" and "Big Land" recorded in 1988.

On 30 June 1993, the band's lead vocalist Wong Ka Kui died unfortunately due to the accident during a game show's rehearsal in Japan, Paul Wong and bassist Wong Ka Keung became the band's lead singers, continuing their recordings.

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

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

In 1998 Wong started dating actress Athena Chu. They got married in 2012 and have a daughter.

Equipment[edit]

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]

  • 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 Songwriter
1999 "Nuts" Jordan Chan Songwriter
1999 "Don't Let Me Drink Too Much" Andy Hui Songwriter
1999 "I Can't" Andy Hui Songwriter
1999 "On My God" Karen Mok Songwriter
2000 "A Black Tie" Daniel Chan Songwriter, arranger
2000 "Drive" Kang Jingchun Songwriter
2000 "Everyone Is Mad" Nicholas Tse Songwriter, arranger
2001 "Good Dog" Jan Lamb Songwriter, arranger
2002 "Beauty Wins Heaven" Wong He Songwriter
2002 "Rainy Days" Athena Chu Songwriter, producer
2002 "Dance Up" Athena Chu Songwriter, arranger, producer
2002 "New Colourful World" Johnny Tseng Songwriter
2002 "We Can Change" Wong Ka Ming Songwriter, arranger
2003 "Schisms" Hacken Lee Songwriter, producer
2003 "Saturday Night" Andy Hui Songwriter
2004 "Love May Be a Few" Ella Koon Songwriter, producer
2004 "Great/ Understand" Andy Hui Songwriter
2004 "Marlon Brando" Andy Lau Songwriter
2004 "Your Majesty" Jordan Chan Songwriter
2004 "Don't Mess with Me" Athena Chu Songwriter, producer
2004 "Ah-oh" Athena Chu Songwriter, producer
2004 "Spell" Athena Chu Songwriter, producer
2004 "I Win" Athena Chu Songwriter, producer
2004 "Distressed Queen" Gigi Leung Songwriter, arranger, producer
2006 "Good Brothers" Softhard Songwriter, arranger, producer
2008 "Rock Wife/ Qualified Wife" Josie Ho Songwriter, arranger, producer
2008 "Poisoned Scorpio" Josie Ho Songwriter, arranger
2008 "Not a Doll" Elanne Kwong Songwriter, producer
2008 "Starting Off" Liu Xuan Songwriter, lyricist, arranger, producer
2008 "Inflatable Doll" Shino Lin Songwriter
2008 "Go Go Dragon" Jan Lamb Songwriter, producer
2009 "Without Plastic" Keeva Mak Songwriter, arranger
2009 "Hong Kong Hong Kong" Alan Tam Songwriter, arranger, producer
2009 "Past without Future" Alan Tam Songwriter, arranger, producer
2009 "Poor" Jan Lamb Songwriter, arranger, producer
2011 "The Previous Ignorance" Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong Songwriter, producer

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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