Chong was born in Malaysia. His parents suggested that he learn a musical instrument while growing up and he is glad that they persuaded him to study hard and acquire a qualification. The combination of his talent on the piano and his mechanical engineering nouse paved the way for a long music career. In 1977 he moved to Australia to study Mechanical Engineering, but having completed the course decided his heart was really in music.
After meeting David Hobson (now a successful opera singer) and James Valentine (currently ABC radio announcer) at university, Lim formed a band with the two and so began his career 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. He was Musical Director for Channel Seven's Dancing With The Stars
and Musical Director for Rolling Thunder Vietnam.
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, Two Strong Hearts, Jack, The Acoustic Chapel Sessions, Two Strong Hearts Live, Friends For Christmas.
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, Event Centre opening, Star City, John Farnham & Lionel Richie - Two Strong Hearts - Day On The Green 2015 - One Electric Day 2015 - Qantas Credit Union Arena - Darwin V8 Supercars 2016- Cruise N Groove - Day On The Green 2017/2018 - Hotel Rottnest, A Weekend In The Gardens, Jupiters, Hope Rocks, Red Hot Summer 2017, Derwent Entertainment Centre, One Electric Day 2017, Win Entertainment Centre, By The C, Red Hot Summer 2018, Townsville 400, Big Red Bash, One Tropical Day, Gardens By The Bay, Hay Mate, Anthems, A Day On The Green 2018.