Bevlyn’s thoughts: Over The Rainbow
It’s almost embarrassing how often I get that lump in my throat whenever I see true love expressed publicly and sincerely.
Dannica did it for me, when she proclaimed in her thank-you speech, not once but twice, how blessed she was to have found George, her partner for life.
It was George’s idea to engage us, and he chose the songs based on his wife’s favourites. Even though we had to learn quite a few, we found it hard to turn him down because he was so thoughtful and earnest.
On another note, the band members were quite apprehensive when we learnt that we were placed close to George’s grandmother. Following George’s instructions, we were dressed completely in black, and we were worried that his grandmother would be offended. (We knew earlier that she objected to George’s initial idea of having classy black tablecloths with coloured trimmings.)
Luckily, she appeared not to mind at all, not even when I sang Sway, which sounds like the Hokkien adjective for calamity!
Grandma even sang with me when I performed Over The Rainbow. Way to go, Grandma!
Band: Bevlyn, Ein Ein, Wilson
I was singing a lot of songs for the first time that night since they were originally sung by male singers. But I enjoyed myself, especially when the crowd was appreciative!
Canon in D, Moondance, Dream A Little Dream / Les Yeux Ouverts, Fly Me To The Moon, You Belong To Me, I’ll Be There, Beautiful In My Eyes, What a Wonderful World, Love Of My Life, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Come Fly With Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, This Is The Day, Your Song, Just The Way You Are, L-O-V-E, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Fever, Sway, One In A Million, You, If I Ain’t Got You, Over The Rainbow, Thank You
Remember to choose songs that have a timeless appeal
Compliments from George:
A year late, but still fondly remember how Bev belted out the challenging songs.
Bev, if you’re still singing 10 years from now, I’ll get you to sing at my anniversary!