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(Wedding) Lee Sung and Nellie, 20 Feb 2011, Marina Mandarin (Vanda Ballroom)

Jeremy’s Thoughts: All Star Concert ~!!! I’ve experienced one or two guests or the groom coming to the stage to sing with the band but this is by far the first wedding I experienced so many friends and relatives of the bride and groom coming up and to perform for the occasion and boy were they good! And I’m not saying for the sake of it! From as little as age 10 and the other 18, two nieces of the…

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Don & Melissa, 29 Jan 2011, Marina Mandarin (Vanda Ballroom)

Bevlyn’s Thoughts: Lady In Red First of all, I was surprised to find out soon after I arrive at the ballroom that Don and I have some common friends! One of them was the male emcee Adrian who whipped up all the Mandarin he had, and I have to say, he did a good job to put everyone at ease 🙂 I had not met Don and Melissa before their wedding day, and every time I spoke with Melissa over…

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Tony and Marilyn, 20 Nov 2010, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin

Juliet’s thoughts: Pretty World Playing with Sharon has always been such a joy. She has a spontaneous reaction to groove and sounds, and to seal it off all good, most importantly, has a passion for the music she plays. It’s real fun working with Wah yong and Sharon on this luncheon, playing beautiful songs such as Pretty World, I will, 可爱玫瑰花 etc with the audience clapping to almost every song. My highlight of the noon is Everything by Michael Buble,…

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Alan and Cassie, 12 Sep 2010, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 每天爱你多一些 (Every Day I Love You More) What motivates a guy to declare his love? Why, competition of course! Alan and Cassie were hallmates. As fate would have it, they bumped into each other a few times and started to become more than just friends. But Alan knew there was another guy waiting in the wings. So Alan decided to spring into action. One day, he brought Cassie to a jewellery store on the pretext of choosing…

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Kenneth and Shirley, 20 Dec 09, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Judy’s thoughts: My Valentine This was my first time singing at Vanda Ballroom. Nice cosy ballroom and really cold. But the place was quickly warmed up when the guests arrived and filled the ballroom with their chatter. Kenneth had come down to meet us just to oversee things. I was quite bemused with the expression on his face. He looked like a child who had been given a truckload of candies and didn’t know what to do with it. He…

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Ruimin and Shirlene, 6 Dec 09, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Eleanor’s thoughts Band: Eleanor, Qiuyun, Lim Hui L-R: Rui Min, Shirlene, Eleanor, Lim Hui, QiuyunRepertoire: Canon in D (1st March in), Through The Years, L-O-V-E, Fly Me To The Moon, Fallen, It Might Be You, Rainbow Connection, Your Song Grow Old With You (2nd march-in), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, My Valentine, Just The Way You Are, Close To You, What A Difference A Day Made, When I’m 64, Let There Be Love, Besame Mucho, The Look Of Love Special…

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Ivy and Tong Hoe, 7 Jun 09, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: I Knew I Loved You That first step is always the hardest. When Tong Hoe wanted to ask Ivy to be his girlfriend, he did what he thought would be sufficient. Romantic venue? Yes, it was at Mount Faber. Flowers? Check. He bought a bouquet of roses. But when it came to holding onto Ivy’s hands, his nerves got the better of him. Ivy was upset: how to be my boyfriend? Two weeks after that fateful date,…

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Jianghao and Jane, 2 May 09, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Close To You Jianghao rushed straight to the ballroom after his tea ceremony, panting slightly. “Sorry I was late!” He shook my hand nervously. “You have nothing to worry about!” I assured him. “Here, Matthew will help you!” Matthew patted him on the shoulder, and the secret rehearsal began. Jianghao wanted to surprise Jane by singing the classic “Close To You”. The moment he sang his first note, I knew the surprise would be a success. I…

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(Wedding Live Band) Justin and Susan, 28 Dec 08, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: When You Say Nothing At All Justin and Susan’s four-year relationship grew out of a shared hobby of rollerblading. Like what Alex told me before, the sport was a perfect excuse for couples to balance themselves by holding hands. Being quite shy, Justin and Susan decided to do away with onstage games and even the traditional thank-you speech at their wedding lunch reception at Marina Mandarin. Instead, they let live music be the focus of their wedding…

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(Wedding) Daphne and Simon, 23 Nov 08, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: One Boy One Girl Simon’s a really friendly guy. When I asked him to describe his relationship with Daphne, he gave me quite a comprehensive introduction. “Daphne and me met in 1997 when we were studying in Nanyang Junior College. We started out as friends, and dated only a year later. During our free time, we like to engage in both outdoor and indoor activities. As we like the adrenaline rush of active sports, one of our…

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Su Lynn and Steven, 8 Jun 08, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: If We Hold On Together When Su Lynn chose the songs for her wedding, she had certain people in mind. The Gift was dedicated to her parents, while When I See You Smile was for her close friends who helped to organise the wedding. If We Hold On Together was for herself, because it was her favourite song. Hence, it was the first song she heard when she walked into the ballroom with her husband, Steven. Don’t…

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Adrian and Ivy, 5 Mar 07, Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Love On The Aegean Sea Both Adrian and Ivy were involved in relationships before falling in love with each other, so I was surprised to learn that Adrian proposed to Ivy after just 9 months of courtship. When I asked Adrian why he was so sure, he said simply, “When I’m not with her, I start to miss her. I’ve never felt that way before.” Ivy chimed in, “Adrian’s really attuned to women’s needs and emotions. He’d…

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