Chen Lei

Chen Lei, the guitarist of ‘Tang Dynasty’, the famous rock band in China. And he is also the soul person in ‘Eight Hands’.

He is the outstanding and very important guitarist in the music industry in China.

He plays in the most famous rock band ‘Tang Dynasty’ in China.

He is the leading guitarist in the best modern instruments band ‘Eight Hands’.

He is the contracted artist in GuitarChina.com.






Chen Lei was born in Tang Shan, China. He learned dulcimer and violin as a young boy, and he started to play guitar when he was 12 years old under the influence of his elder brother.

As the best heavy metal guitar player, Chen Lei got his fame in the past several years. But he is a person as his music, natural and low profile.

The skill of speed picking, tapping, sweep picking and whammy bar etc, the modern advanced guitar playing techniques of Chen Lei is so good, he could master them by heart and tell audience by music. His music is so pure and fresh, natural and touching people’s heart.

His skilled techniques, the powerful playing on stage make him the model of new generation in guitar playing. There could be no idol in guitar playing, but there must be models.

His achievements have been the model list for guitarists in China already. Let’s review the guitar hero’s history in China.






Chen Lei plays in the 'Tang Dynasty'


Chen Lei - The fourth guitarist of Band ‘Tang Dynasty’.

In the second half of 2000, Chen Lei officially joined famous rock band ‘Tang Dynasty’. The band started a new rock life after a short rehearsal and run-in period with him.

When the band 'Tang Dynasty' vocal Mr. Ding Wu watched a concert performed by Chen Lei. Before Chen Lei finished the very first song, he is already assured as band 'Tang Dynasty' guitarist. Though comparatively he joined the band late, he merged quickly into the Band by his good grounding in basic music skills and his great sensibility in music comprehension.





Chen Lei with 'Eight Hands'


2006 – He had sold debut solo electric guitar album “Love from Six”

2008 - He had sold second solo Electric Guitar album “Rivage”. It took him two years to produce this album. All the details were handled personally by Chen Lei himself.

Definitely the audience would be touched after listening; guitar was such an easy game in his hand, natural and skilled. So he is the guitar master in China for sure.

Chen Lei and his band ‘Eight Hands’ played almost all the key gigs of Guitar China, and have been the guest of honor for Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert’s concerts in Beijing.




Based on his own musical style, ChenLei is using these Mooer equipments:


PB-10       PedalBoard

Green Mile   Overdrive

Cruncher     Distortion

Hustle Drive  Distortion

Noise Killer   Noise Gate

Micro Power  Power Supply

Repeater     Delay

Reecho Pro   Delay

Skyverb      Reverb

FC-2      Guitar Cable

The Wahter.  Wah Pedal




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