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(Wedding) Terence and Janice, 15 May 2011, Mandarin Orchard (Mandarin Ballroom)

L-R: Sofyan, Wah Yong, Terence, Janice, Averil & Ein Ein Band: Sofyan, Averil, Ein Ein & Wah Yong Repertoire: She (1st March-in), Fly Me to the Moon, Moon River, Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You, The Way You Look Tonight, Longer , You Raise Me Up, Loving You, Valentine, A Moment Like This, Lover’s Concerto, Forever Love Truly (2nd March-in), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 甜蜜蜜 (Sweetness), Fallen, I Finally Found Someone, Endless Love, The Gift, Quando Quando…

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(Wedding) Roy and Jasmine, 27 Feb 2011, Mandarin Orchard (Mandarin Ballroom)

Bevlyn’s Thoughts: 天天想你 (Thinking of you everyday) I seldom perform at Mandarin Orchard’s main ballroom (previously Meritus Mandarin), and upon entering the ballroom, I was quickly reminded of how beautiful and breath-taking the ballroom is; there’s just something about the ambience (and maybe lightings). Anyway, an exciting night awaited us as it was a 5-pc band combination – Rudy and I on vocals, Sharon on piano, Boon Chye on saxophone, and Melvin on bass guitar. We were raring to perform!…

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Sian Khong and Fong Cheng, 20 Nov 2010, Mandarin Court, Mandarin Orchard

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 世界最美的风景 (Most Beautiful Scenery In The World) Sian Khong and Fong Cheng are a study in contrasts. Sian Khong is sturdy and heavyset, while Fong Cheng is petite and slim. Sian Khong is reticent, while Fong Cheng is eloquent. Yet, they make such a lovely couple. They have nicknames for each other – Sian Khong is “gorilla”, while Fong Cheng is “sparrow”. All the beautiful photos in this entry were taken by Fai Ming of Pic Hour…

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Steven and Charlotte, 3 Jul 2010, Meritus Mandarin (Mandarin Court) (Wedding Live Band)

Bevlyn’s thoughts: 爱的路上只有我和你 (You And Me On The Road To Love) Steven is one of the rare grooms I’d met who was really daring to serenade his bride. During rehearsal, he was full of ideas and even got James to sing 1 verse of the song before he ‘sings-in’ during 2nd march-in with Charlotte by his side. James and I were really impressed by his confidence – he sang this lovely song 爱的路上只有我和你 (You and Me on the Road to Love),…

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Clifford and Shu Ting, 15 May 2010, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Jun Xiong’s thoughts: Tonight I Celebrate My Love The wedding of Clifford and Shu Ting was a simple yet memorable one. There wasn’t any traditional champagne pouring ceremony or yum-seng session, but the night was filled with many meaningful and unrforgettable events. One event that impressed me most was when Clifford’s cousin, Michaelina, gave a touching yet lively speech. You could vividly see tears of happiness from her eyes when she recounted their strong kinship and how happy she was…

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Eileen and Vincent, 18 Apr 2010, Mandarin Ballroom, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Unchained Melody In spite of performing regularly, I sometimes do get butterflies in my stomach, and wonder if the guests would like our music. So I was delighted when Eileen and Vincent’s wedding guests responded so warmly to us. Warm applause followed after every song; one guest even stood up and smiled while clapping! I have to thank Eileen and Vincent for choosing a great list of classic love songs and jazz standards that had something for…

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Ben and Grace, 17 Jan 2010, Mandarin Ballroom, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 感动 (Touched) I get a thrill out of performing, that much is clear. But what really gets me going is when I know the songs I’m about to sing relate to a specific memory or highlight of the couple’s relationship. Ben and Grace were so forthcoming about their shared experiences and memories that, in a few short moments, I knew that “All My Life” was one of their favourite songs; 嫁给我 (Marry Me) was a song Ben…

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Regina and Swee Poh, 26 Dec 09, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Judy’s Thoughts: 无条件为你 (Loving You Unconditionally) First thing I noticed was the unique setting of the ballroom.  I had been told it had used to be a club and so the original settings had been kept.  Not too bad I think, with the tables set in the tiered stairways formed around the main deck that leads to the stage. Biggest impression was the bride’s thank you speech. I literally went ‘awwww’ when she expressed her appreciation for her groom, “He really really loves me.…

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Justin and Lauryn, 3 Dec 09, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hui Bing’s Thoughts: 小酒窝 (Your Dimples) Mandarin Court at Meritus Mandarin is one of my favourite wedding venues – for its warm service, grand decor and unique tiered structure. And also for its excellent sound system as well. Ein and I had a ball performing the songs that Lauryn and Justin have selected for that evening. Particularly, the Mandarin classics were a great hit with the guests. Among the evening’s highlights is Lauryn and Justin’s pre-wedding montage, featuring them in…

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Emily and Marc, 21 Nov 09, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Cheryl’s Thoughts: Fallen A wedding marks a new beginning for the couple involved. For me, Marc & Emily’s wedding also marked a new experience for me, as it was my first time playing with Melvin, as well as accompanying Sofyan and Tanya, who were very smooth as both the singers and the emcees for the night. It was also my first time at the Mandarin Ballroom at the Meritus Mandarin, and believe me when I say that the ballroom deserves…

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Joyce and Dave, 5 Nov 09, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Bevlyn’s thoughts: 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In The World) It was my first time at Meritus Mandarin’s Mandarin Court, and I fell in love with it once I stepped foot into the three-tiered ballroom – what a neat concept! Performing on the side stage was a new experience because we had guests looking at us from the 3 levels (of different angles). The sound system was also wonderful 🙂 When Ein and I performed the 1st march-in song “From This…

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Philip and Hazel, 30 Sep 09, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry I met Hazel by chance at Island Creamery a few days before her wedding. She recognised me from this blog, and she called out to me. I was hoping to speak with Philip too, but he wasn’t there. Sometimes, I don’t get to meet couples whose wedding I had found other singers (in her case – Hui Bing and Zheng Quan), so I was really glad to meet Hazel.…

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Stella and Chun Seng, 21 Sep 09, Mandarin Ballroom, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: La Vie En Rose Stella contacted me a few weeks before her wedding, and asked if I could provide live music at her wedding. Unfortunately, everybody and their uncle seemed to be getting married on 21 Sep, and I was already engaged to perform elsewhere. Thankfully, Eleanor, Ian and Feri were still available. I rushed to meet Stella after I was done, and we exchanged a few words before I had to go. She looked amazingly stunning,…

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Daniel and Angel, 19 Sep 09, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s Thoughts: What A Difference A Day Made I’ve always loved the voices of Zheng Quan and Juliet, and so did Daniel and Angel. After Juliet, Zheng Quan, Clarence and James had performed at their wedding, the couple were full of praises for the band, especially the vocalists’ pristine vocals. And no wonder, because the songs that night were right up their alley. It also helped that the songs benefited from inspired playing from James and Clarence. The appreciative…

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Hwei Boon and Gabriel, 8 Aug 09, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hui Bing’s Thoughts: The Prayer The newly renovated Mandarin Court took my breath away as it is the first time I have been to a three-tiered ballroom.  Unlike other ballrooms which are flat, there were tables located on three different mezanine levels with beautifully decorated staircases and landings, all leading to the main stage in the centre, giving guests a complete view of the stage as well as other guests in the ballroom.  Though my feet ached like hell after…

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Catherine and Alex, 20 Dec 08, Mandarin Court, Meritus Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Thank God I Found You After a one-year whirlwind romance, Catherine and Alex made the commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. To others, it might seem like a rather short courtship, but the couple must have felt it unnecessary to wait any longer since they were so sure of their love. Catherine wanted very much for me to sing Thank God I Found You at their wedding. Perhaps the lyrics mirror her emotions… Thank…

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Kelvin and Yvette, 29 Apr 06, Mandarin Ballroom, Meritus Mandarin

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: No One Else Could Love You More! Kelvin was one of our dream clients. He didn’t request to meet or listen to our sample recordings prior to engaging us. (Not that we mind if other clients wish to check us out beforehand; we were just flattered that Kelvin had so much faith in us.) He also had no problems deciding which songs to sing for his wedding. As we were supposed to be a surprise for Kelvin’s…

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