Beyond was a rock band formed in Hong Kong in 1983. The band became prominent in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia. They were also very popular in mainland China. The band was, and still is, widely considered as the most influential and successful CANTONESE music groups from Hong Kong. In 1993, the group’s founder and key vocalist Wong Ka-kui died due to an accident while filming a show in Japan. Beyond continued to perform and record after Wong Ka Kui’s death. In 2005, the remaining members Paul Wong, Wong Ka-keung, and Yip Sai-wing decided to pursue their own solo careers, and Beyond officially disbanded.
The song “Boundless Oceans Vast Skies” (海闊天空) has been used in many charity events. For example, the song’s lyrics was modified and used for the massive Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
The song “Glorious Years” (光輝歲月) was often used as the theme song for Hong Kong’s political activities. For example, the song was used for Hong Kong’s Five Constituencies Referendum where the pan-democrats tried to push for a by-election.
“Boundless Oceans Vast Skies” (海闊天空) on Youtube
“Glorious Years” (光輝歲月) on Youtube