Ivy and Gerald, 26 Nov 09, InterContinental (Wedding Live Band)

Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Because You Loved Me

One of the more popular wedding songs is “Because You Loved Me”. Penned by master songwriter Dianne Warren, the lyrics speak powerfully of being thankful for all the great things love can do.

It’s ideal for a march-in, and I was happy to sing it for Ivy and Gerald as they walked into the gorgeous ballroom of Hotel InterContinental. The emcee even sang along with me!

“For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby”

Melvin, our bassist that evening, asked, “Isn’t this song usually sung by female artistes?” That’s true, but I found a beautiful cover version by Clay Aiken. Take a listen!


Ivy and Gerald’s wedding was memorable for me because of the enthusiastic bridesmaids, who went onstage one by one to wish Ivy and Gerald a lifetime of happiness. They were united in their praise for Gerald, but reminded him that it was his fortune to be with Ivy. I’m sure he felt that way too.

Gerald even planned a surprise for Ivy. He sang the classic 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), and what made it even mroe special was that he pulled his dad onstage as well! So the two men ended up singing it as a duet! It was a refreshing sight indeed, and everyone applauded them for the valiant effort!

Congratulations Gerald and Ivy! Thank you for engaging us, and we hope to see you again very soon!

P.S. Ivy heard me perform at Ebelle and Jimmy’s wedding, so I got to meet both of them again. As guests, they got to listen to the band’s performance in its entirety. Glad you enjoyed it, Ebelle and Jimmy!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Chiou Yun, Melvin

Repertoire:

Perfect Moment (1st march-in), I’m Yours, Forever Love, When You Say Nothing At All, 非你莫属 (It Had To Be You), The Way You Look Tonight, Everything I Do (I Do It For You), I Can Love You Like That, More Than Words, 爱是永恒 (Love Is Eternal), Love Will Keep Us Alive

Because You Loved Me (2nd march-in), Can You Feel The Love Tonight, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love, Love Me, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Chasing Cars, Built To Last, 简单爱 (Simple Love), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sway

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