Paul Wong (musician)

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Paul Wong
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Birth name Wong Koon Chung
Ancestry
Origin
Born (1964-03-31) 31 March 1964 (age 51)
Hong Kong
Occupation
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • record producer
Genre(s)
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • piano
  • double bass
Label(s)
Associated acts
Spouse(s) Athena Chu (2012–present)
Children Debbie Wong (born 23 October 2012)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong.

Paul Wong Koon Chung (born 31 March 1964) is a Hong Kong musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as lead guitarist of the band Beyond. He began his solo career in 1999.

Biography[edit]

During childhood Wong developed an interest in drawing and aspired to become a graphic designer. While studying graphic design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he met Beyond drummer Yip Sai Wing, thereafter becoming the band's lead guitarist. Since Wong worked for an advertising company, he also contributed artwork to the band. Some examples are the art cover Goodbye Ideal and clothing design for the 1991 concert. In regard to his vocal work to Beyond, Wong contributed lead on some of the band's tracks including "The Midnight Vagrants" and "Big Land" from 1988. On 30 June 1993, Beyond lead vocalist Wong Ka Kui died unfortunately due to the rehearsal of a game show in Japan, Paul Wong and the band's bassist Wong Ka Keung took the place of lead vocalist and continued their recordings 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]

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

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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