Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Up Close And Personal

Sometimes, couples are unsure of whether they would like to engage a band to perform at one spot throughout the evening, or a group of strollers to sing to every table.

One key consideration is the venue. One place where strolling worked particularly well was the Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant at UOB Plaza 1.

We had such a great time singing there for Joe’s wedding, because the excellent acoustics meant that we could sing and be heard without having to shout.

For Joe and Li Wei, the arrangement was for the band to sing at one spot during our first set, and move around for the second. It was like having the best of both worlds, and we tried it out again for Pennie and Derren’s wedding at The Arches.

For Yenny and Cha’s wedding, Serene the keyboardist played for the first set, while ZQ and Feri became stroller musicians for the second. Initially, the guests were surprised to see ZQ and Feri up close and personal, but they enjoyed the personalised attention, and even sang along when asked!

Band: ZQ, Serene (1st Set only) and Feri


1st Set: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Something Stupid, What A Wonderful World, Have I Told You Lately?, Dream a Little Dream, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, Love Is All Around, Fly Me To The Moon, And I Love You So, She

2nd Set: You Are So Beautiful, Cheek To Cheek, L-O-V-E, Quando Quando Quando, Can’t Smile Without You, A Groovy Kind Of Love, Angels Brought Me Here, I Wanna Make It With You, Lady In Red, Love Me Tender, Wonderful Tonight, Truly

Wedding Tip:

Consider having a strolling band so that your guests can enjoy the personalised attention. But check with your band first, as it may not be suitable for all venues.