Bevlyn’s thoughts: A Hard Day’s Night
The Tanglin Club is an prestigious, members-only club founded in 1865, so it felt great to enter its premises and see it for ourselves. Here are some pics taken by the band while doing setup and soundcheck:
We love the tall and wooden ceiling!
James on the left bending over backwards for his eyedrop; Clarence on the right setting up his guitar.
Clarence on the left and myself on the right during soundcheck. With the huge cymbal in the foreground, you may already have guessed where Shawn (percussionist) sat during the performance.
The highlight of the evening had got to be Eugene, son of Mr Seah, who is retiring in Singapore in 2 years’ time. And since the annual dinner is hosted in different parts of the world (last year was at Philippines where they invited Ms Léa Salonga to perform), the company decided to pay tribute to Mr Seah in advance. Many partners came up to express their tributes and gave gifts (including a whopping $10k cheque) to the relentlessly hardworking Mr Seah.
But I would count the best one as the 2 songs smoothly delivered by his son, Eugene, who came up with the idea himself and made effort to practise with the band prior to the actual event. While he was singing the medley ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World’, the projector rolled out happy Kodak moments of DLS partners and staff over the years. But the punch had got to be ‘My Way’, which Eugene painfully rewrote the lyrics specially to describe his father. We knew Eugene had nailed it when there were laughter and the applause from the partners.
I love singing with a bigger band, so this was one performance I was really looking forward to. It was cool!
Band: Bevlyn on vocals, James on piano, Clarence on guitar, Shawn on percussion
Do That To Me One More Time, If, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Your Song, And I Love You So, Have I Told You Lately?, Longer, Moon River, Close To You, Because I Love You, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Crazy, Love, Me, Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, First Of May, Magic Moments, I Wanna Make It With You, When Will I See You Again, I Only Want To Be With You, A Hard Day’s Night, Love Me Tender, Could I Have This Dance, Wonderful Tonight, Right Here Waiting, Stand By Me, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Will Survive, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Stayin’ Alive, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You