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Paul Wong Koon-Chung is a singer-songwriter and the lead guitarist of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond.
Wong started off doing artwork for Beyond before joining in 1985. In the 1980s, Paul performed one of Beyond's most popular songs, "Dai Dei" (大地), which means "Big Land."
Known for his extraordinary guitar techniques, the guitar manufacturer, Ovation, have custom made acoustic guitars for him.
After Beyond split up, Paul pursued a solo career with his new band Hann.
On 18th of Oct in 2006,Paul held his second solo concert in Hong Kong Coliseum,and released the sixth solo album on 17 November.
Paul Wong is currently endorsed by Fender & Ovation
(A picture can be seen inside his 'black/white' album case)
Amps & others :
Chet Lam is a Hong Kong based independent "city-folk" singer-songwriter. He is the elder brother of singer Eman Lam.
Lam is the most successful independent artist in the Chinese music industry in terms of album sales and popularity, constantly releasing commercially and critically acclaimed albums throughout his career. He calls himself more of a cultural worker than an entertainer.
Lam has started his own label LYFE Music in 2003, with records distributed by Warner Music and East Asia Records. From 2005 he started expanding his label by presenting shows for blooming artists in town such as FAMA, Wildchild, and My Little Airport. Lam has been collaborating every two years with the Hong Kong theatre "W theatre".
Lam has been performing professionally from age ten, in broadcasting drama and TV commercial songs. After graduating from City University of Hong Kong, where he majored in Japanese Business, he started songwriting, and has released more than 200 compositions in the Chinese music industry.
In 2003, Lam's debut album "Pillow Songs" was released to warm reception from critics and listeners. As a result, Lam became one of the best-selling singers in Hong Kong. His second album
Gillian Chung (born 21 January 1981) is a Hong Kong singer and actress. She is a member of Cantopop group Twins, along with Charlene Choi.
Chung was born in Hong Kong as Chung Dik-saan (traditional Chinese: 鍾狄珊; simplified Chinese: 钟狄珊; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōng Díshān; Jyutping: Zung1 Dik6-saan1). It was later changed since the Chinese character Dik (狄) was believed to be too strong. When she was 2, her family renamed her Chung Ka-lai (traditional Chinese: 鍾嘉勵; simplified Chinese: 钟嘉励; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōng Jiālì; Jyutping: Zung1 Gaa1-lai6). Her father died when she was one year old. She initially grew up in a single parent family until her mother remarried when Chung was in high school. Chung graduated from Kowloon True Light Middle School and briefly attended the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne, Australia. She was given the English name "Gillian" while in high school.
In 2000, Chung was contacted by one of the model agencies she worked part-time with when she was in Hong Kong. She was offered a job opportunity by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), which she accepted in that year. She became a contracted artist and underwent training before making her debut. She was
Charlene Choi (born 22 November 1982) is a Hong Kong actress and singer. She is a member of Cantopop group Twins, along with Gillian Chung.
Choi was born in Vancouver, Canada. She moved with her family to Hong Kong a few years later. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin but decent in English. Choi was educated at a number of institutions. After graduating from Rosaryhill School, where many other pop stars had attended, she started working full-time as a model in Hong Kong. She was scouted by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), and was then linked with Gillian Chung to form the Cantopop group Twins.
Aside from her musical career, Choi has become a successful actress in the Hong Kong film industry, co-starred alongside actors such as Andy Lau, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, Mike He, Wu Chun and Nicholas Tse. She wrote an article describing her acting career:
Earlier before, I have shared with everyone some of my acting experiences. This time, I want to talk about movies. As an artist, whenever I'm working, I have to show the best side and give the best performance to everyone. I have to show the most fit side of me and hence, I'm often in "battling mood". When free, I like to watch
Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei is a Hong Kong cantopop singer and movie actor.
Originally intending to work behind the scenes as a composer and record producer, Cheng did odd jobs at his father (Director of EMI Asia)’s company EMI— which included doing back-up vocals for the likes of Alan Tam and Priscilla Chan — during summers as a youth. The lessons were apparently effective, as producers started taking notice of Cheng’s voice and he was signed to a recording contract soon thereafter. Cheng first shot to popularity in Taiwan before returning home and enjoying some success in Hong Kong. However, his singing career went into a lull from 2000 to 2003 due to the infamous “air rage incident” and has only recently rebounded.
Cheng returned to the Cantopop market in 2003, however success for him did not arrive until 2005, where his signature song "無賴" (Rascal) was voted one of the Top 10 songs at various music award shows, notably TVB's Jade Solid Gold, where it was voted the most popular song of 2005.
His father, Norman Cheng (鄭東漢), is the current chairperson and CEO of EMI, and formerly of the Asia Pacific division of PolyGram and then Universal Music.
Ronald Cheng started his relationship
Eugene Pao is a jazz guitarist. Pao is the first Hong Kong jazz musician who signed a contract with an international record label.
In addition to releasing several albums under his own name or in association with other Hong Kong musicians, Pao has played with Jeremy Monteiro's group Asiana and with many leading international performers in the jazz field, including Jimmy Witherspoon, Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.
Samuel Hui Koon-kit (born 6 September 1948), usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer, lyricist and film actor. He is credited with popularizing Cantopop both with the infusion of Western-style music and using popular, street Cantonese jargon in his lyrics writing. Hui is considered by some to be the first major superstar of Cantopop.
Hui graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong, Ying Wa College and St. Francis Xavier's College in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hui and his two older brothers, Michael and Ricky, worked on several comedies in the early 1970s. Hui has also gained credit for popularizing Cantopop, by incorporating the idiosyncrasies of Western popular music into the old Cantopop genre.
Hui started his career as a host on a youth music TV show on the TV network TVB. Sam and Michael Hui starred as the host in 精裝雙星報喜 (The Hui's Brothers Show). At that time, he was the lead musician of his band named The Lotus. In the early years of his career, Hui performed English songs that were popular in Britain and the United States. He wrote the theme songs for the comedies produced by his brother, Michael Hui, and started
Wong Ka-Kui (June 10, 1962 – June 30, 1993) was a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and the founder of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond.
He composed more than 90 percent of the songs sung by Beyond, and won several awards for his songwriting. Wong is remembered for his musical talents as well as his unique and powerful voice that was able to convey a wide range of emotions. Many of his songs address social issues such as injustice, war and peace, racism, poverty, family and pursuit of dreams.
Wong Ka-Kui's determination and perseverance inspired many young people. His songs, which echoed his outlook in life, are still a source of inspiration for many. He devoted his entire life to achieve change in the Hong Kong music industry and also tried to make a difference in the world.
While filming a gameshow for Fuji Television in Japan on June 24, 1993, Wong Ka-Kui fell off a 3 meter platform head first, and was hospitalized immediately. He died after spending several days in a coma due to internal bleeding from head injuries.
As a teenager, Wong Ka-Kui was greatly interested in European and American music. At the age of 14, Wong
Nicholas Tse (aka Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong singer and songwriter, musician, actor and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group.
He originally learned martial arts for the screen and television, which he continues to practice,Obtain the certificate of professional instructors in Wing Chun. In 2003, he founded Post Production Office Limited, the largest post-production company in Hong Kong, providing services for movies, videos games and advertisements, the company grosses over one billion Hong Kong dollars annually.
In 2002 he won The World Music Awards, Then has won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor (2011).
Tse is the first of two children born to Hong Kong natives, actor Patrick Tse (謝賢) and actress Deborah Lee (狄波拉) raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has a younger sister, Jennifer Tse. He was educated at St. George's School, Vancouver, and later attended Hong Kong International School for one year before dropping out at grade 10. For a year he lived in Phoenix, Arizona before going back to Vancouver. He also studied music in Japan before returning to Hong Kong. He holds dual Canadian and Hong
Frankie Chan Fan-kei (born 1955) is a Chinese martial arts actor, film director, producer, action director, and composer.
Chan is best known to Hong Kong action cinema fans as the main antagonist in Sammo Hung's The Prodigal Son where he faces Yuen Biao in the final reel. Chan has starred in a number of modern action films, most notably Burning Ambition, Outlaw Brothers and Carry On Pickpocket. He also directed and composed many films in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Young Master, Odd Couple and Armour of God II: Operation Condor. In 2011 Chan directed Legendary Amazons, a film about the female Generals of the Yang clan.
Jaycee Chan Jo-Ming (born December 3, 1982) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. In 2004, he released his first Mandarin CD album in Hong Kong. He is currently based in Taiwan to continue his music career. He is the son of the Chinese martial artist and actor, Jackie Chan.
Jaycee was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of Hong Kong action/martial arts star Jackie Chan and top Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-Jiao and half-brother to Etta Ng Chok Lam. However, other sources, including Jackie Chan's autobiography, state that he was born in 1984 and that his parents were married in 1983. On the other hand Jackie's official website states that he was married in 1982.
Jaycee briefly attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia for two semesters and did not graduate.
Giving up on school, he eventually moved to Hong Kong for good in 2003. Although his album and movies have had dismal sales, his studio is adamant that he will be a success one day. In early 2009, Chinese websites reported that he has given up United States citizenship in favor of Chinese citizenship.
For the film Little Big Soldier, Joan Lin suggested that Jaycee costar with his father,
Mark Lui is a composer and producer of pop music based in Hong Kong.
He is a Cantopop composers and producer in Hong Kong, well-known for employing Brit-pop-style in the Cantonese song he composes.
In 2006, he produced Justin Lo's second album No Protection
He formed a short-lived band Dry with Stephen Fung and acted in "Rave Fever
Albert Leung is a prolific and award-winning lyricist based in Hong Kong.
He was educated at the boys school Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College and La Salle College, and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1984.
He has been a cantopop lyricist since 1985, using the pen name Lin Xi. The Chinese characters for this name, 林夕, written vertically, look like the compound character 梦 (pinyin: mèng), meaning "dream".
He has written over 2500 song lyrics. He is well known for composing lyrics very quickly. On TVB's show Be My Guest, he admitted that his fastest record for writing the complete lyrics to a song is 45 minutes.
His most noted songwriting partnership is with composer Zhang Ya Dong for Faye Wong, but he has also written with Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Miriam Yeung and many others.
He composed the lyrics to the song "Beijing Welcomes You", a six-minute song which was performed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by a panoply of popular Chinese singers, and which proved extremely popular with the Chinese public.
In May 2009 he published a book about his creative work in the previous decade, 曾经—林夕90前后 ('Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end').
Steve Wong Ka-Keung is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He was one of the members of the now disbanded, Hong Kong rock band Beyond. Steve Wong plays bass guitar and provides vocals. Steve Wong is also the younger brother of Beyond's late lead singer, Wong Ka-Kui.
After forming Beyond, Steve's older brother, Wong Ka-Kui, asked to practice the keyboard so he could join the band. However, Steve disliked keyboard and opted for bass guitar.
Wong formed a new band called Picasso Horses since the disband of Beyond in 2005.
At the 23rd Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, Beyond won the award for "Best Original Film Song" for "Vast Skies" (長空 or "Chang Kong"), written by Steve Wong and Yip Sai Wing.
He is now married to a Japanese wife and has a son.