Chong was born in Malaysia. In 1977 he moved to Australia to study Mechanical Engineering, but having completed the course decided his heart was really in music.
He joined the John Farnham Band in 1994, and is John's Musical Director.
Chong works as a producer, musical director, arranger, keyboard player, sound programmer and composer. He is one of Australia's most experienced musicians.
Chong has also worked with Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, Merril Bainbridge, Boz Scaggs, Jermaine Jackson, Deni Hines, Marina Prior, Rick Price and Christine Anu. He was involved in both the opening and closing ceremonies of Sydney 2000 and he was musical director and composer for the Handover Ceremony of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. He composed music for the movie 'Wilde Girls'. Chong performs with and produces albums for Nikki Webster.
Albums: Romeo's Heart, The Main Event, Live At The Regent Theatre, Man Of The Hour, The Last Time, John Farnham & Tom Jones Together In Concert
Concerts: Full House, Talk Of The Town, Jack Of Hearts, The Main Event, I Can't Believe He's 50, Tour Of Duty, Man Of The Hour, The Leeuwin Concert, The Last Time, Twin Towns, Panthers, Mission Estate Winery, Tempus Two Winery, Barossa Under The Stars, Stars At Sirromet, John Farnham & Tom Jones Together In Concert, Tsunami Benefit, John Farnham Live with The MSO, 2006 - Wollongong, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, New Zealand, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, Spirit Of The North, Sound Relief, Live By Demand, Kimberley Moon, Luna Park 75th Birthday, Live 2010, Whispering Jack - 25 years On