Wilfred attended St. Joseph's Primary School for his primary education. Information about his secondary education is unknown. As a child, he had always wanted to become a singer, but his teacher made him give up his dream. At age 21, after seeing the concerts of Anita Mui and Andy Hui, he finally had enough courage to enter the 1997 where he won first place , the ''Best Performance Award'' , and the ''Best Performance Art Potential Award'' .
As the winner, Wilfred was signed to Capital Artists. His first job in Capital Artists was to appear as a guest in TVB's version of Edmond Leung's music video for the song 好朋友 . In the following 4 years, he hosted television shows on TVB. The company did not arrange Wilfred to record albums or songs.
In 2001, Capital Artists withdrew its business in Hong Kong. Wilfred searched for other record companies but most of them turned him down. With the help from Eddie Ng who gave him the song "舊人" to save him time from finding and recording a demo, and after three years of searching, Go East Entertainment Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, signed him and arranged for him to record his debut album Start Up, which was released in 2004. His contract with Go East ended in October 2006. He is now signed to East Asia Music.
*Singing in the Ring
*Past & Present
*All The Best 新歌+精選
*All The Best 新歌+精選
*Le Nouvel Album
Wilfred Lau's Well Known Hits
*Special guest of the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition .
*Guest starred in Eason Chan's Wrestling with God musical .
*2005 - Wilfred Lau 903 Hit 4 On Fire 0813 Concert .
*J.A.W.S. at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and Melbourne Arts Centre on the 19th and 21st, respectively, of May 2006.
*1997 New Talent Singing Awards International Finals - Gold Award, Best Performance Award, Best Performance Art Potential Award
*Golden Hit for New Star TVB Jade Solid Gold Award
*Metro Radio Hits for the Princes and Princesses Best Newcomers Category .