Dave Wong (known in Mandarin Chinese as Wang Chieh and in Cantonese as Wong Kit) is a Chinese pop star who was famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His most memorable hits include “A Game A Dream” (一場遊戲一場夢), “Bits of Sadness, Bits of Craze” (幾分傷心幾分痴), “Who Can Understand A Loner’s Heart?” (誰明浪子心), “Forget You Forget Me” (忘了你 忘了我), and “Annie” (安妮).

Wong was born in Taipei as the son of a former Shaw Brothers actor, Wong Hap, and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 3. He moved to Taiwan when he was 17. Before landing his first record deal in 1988, Wong wrote songs for other singers under pen-names such as “Little Grass” and “Northern Wind”. He worked as a Tae Kwon Do instructor, ice-skating coach, taxi-driver, delivery-man, waiter, bar-tender and cook. He also spent 3 years in the Taiwanese military in order to obtain a Taiwan ID card, despite holding a Hong Kong British passport.

Wong shot to the top of the Tawainese music charts in 1988 with his debut album A Game A Dream, which sold over 500,000 copies,and found great success in Hong Kong during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Many of his songs were used as the theme songs of popular TVB series. He is one of the few artists from Taiwan to break into the Hong Kong market, with four years of chart-topping record sales. He is likewise successful in other markets such as Malaysia, Singapore and mainland China.

Wong migrated to Canada in 1994, after his second marriage in 1 April 1993. He carried on releasing two Mandarin albums a year until 1998. In 31 March 1996, he released a new Mandarin album under a different label, Pony Canyon, which ceased operations in Taiwan in late 1997 due to the Asian financial crisis. Altogether, he had released a total of five Mandarin albums in just a period of two years at Pony Canyon with notable hits like “I Love You (我愛你)”.

In 1 January 1999, Wong made a comeback in the Hong Kong music industry, and signed a recording contract with EEG. In 1 January 2000, the album Giving was released with a few new songs as well as remixes of his older classics. Following the success of this album, Wong held a major charity concert in late February of the same year at Hong Kong Coliseum in Hong Kong.

Two years later, he released his latest Cantonese album through EEG called L’amour et le Reve (愛與夢). Around the same time, he participated in various movies including Jackie Chan’s New Police Story (新警察故事).

He performed his first Beijing concert on 26 November 2004 and another in Xi’an on 16 September 2006. In 1 January 2007, he released his latest Mandarin album Goodbye Madman (別了瘋子); like his previous Mandarin album Regaining Consciousness (蘇醒), it was not heavily promoted.

After his 10 year contract with EEG expired, Wong held his ‘I am Back’ Concert on 23 October 2009 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

Dave will hold a series of world tour concerts starting from 7 August 2010 in Beijing, 23 October in Singapore, 6 November in Tianjin and may retire from showbiz afterwards. However, recently there was news that he is working on his new album and will only be leaving the song-writing scene after the album was completed and will still continue to perform in concerts.