Bibo and Li-Ann, 8 Aug 09, Capella (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Stand By Your Woman

I got quite a shock when I received Bibo’s song list. Here’s what he wrote,

“(I need) a band that can interpret and play a list of classic rock songs in a Jazz manner. It doesn’t have to be a straight re-interpretation of songs but I’d thought a Jazz musician is technically good enough to play and improvise rock songs. The whole song doesn’t have to sound like it, maybe it’s some kinda Jazz song with the main chords/riffs/lyrics of the rock song mixed into it.

By classic rock I mean the type that isn’t the school rock out nowadays, nor the pop stuff. I don’t like cheesy stuff either.

Usually I listen to Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, some David Bowie for the soft stuff, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead to name a few. I’m not into most things out on radio nowadays.

I’ve grown up during the 80s so I was in the grunge era while listening to the 70s classic rock stuff too.”

Thankfully, I managed to assemble a team who could handle some of the above repertoire. Bibo was also very accommodating with our suggestions to include some popular love songs that their guests could sing along to.

Congratulations, Bibo and Li-Ann, for tying the knot! Thank you so much for believing in us.

Band: Jo Tan, Melvin, Adi, Niq

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L-R: Melvin, Irene (Capella’s wedding coordinator), Bibo, Li-Ann, Jo, Adi
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Photographs courtesy of Alwin of Lighted Pixels

Repertoire:

Have I Told You Lately, All The Way, Besame Mucho, Beyond The Sea, Come Fly With Me, For Once In My Life, For Sentimental Reasons, Let’s Fall In Love, L-O-V-E, Misty, The Very Thought Of You, Unforgettable, Quando Quando Quando, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, If I Ain’t Got You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Save the Last Dance For Me, Sunshine Of Your Love, Stand By My Woman, Seven Nation Army, High And Dry, Frontin, Higher Ground, One Hundred Ways

Compliments from the Couple:

Hi Hsin Yeow,

The band was great, wished I’d gotten a recording of the set…

They did the rendition of the non-jazz songs spot on. The feedback from the guests were very positive too. Here’s some pics of the night.

Thanks again!
Bibo & Li-Ann

Songs To Recommend:

Frontin’
Stand By My Woman
High And Dry

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