(Wedding) Janice and Wee Teck, 14 Sep 08, M Hotel

Bevlyn’s thoughts: Just Because

I was looking forward excitedly to this wedding performance because of the excellent song choices by Janice. She had chosen some songs which were not so commonly heard in weddings (or I should say, I don’t commonly sing) – Time After Time, Lady In Red, Crazy For You, Just Because, just to name a few.

On top of that, pairing up with James was a delight, because his funk-influenced playing gave each song (well almost every except the ballads) a brand new arrangement.

James and I were located right facing the ballroom door, and it was a refreshing view for us this time round, because I finally get the catch the first view of the couple for a change. I still remember vividly the surprise look on Wee Teck’s face when he first see so many guests standing up to receive Janice and him into the ballroom – priceless 🙂

Janice told me she got to know about us through Wee Teck’s colleague Aloysius – Wee Teck attended Aloysius’ wedding in Jan this year. 8 mths later, it certainly was great to meet up with Aloysius at a wedding again, only difference was, he was seated throughout the dinner!

It was a while since I last sing at M hotel’s ballroom, and I was surprised to hear the excellent sound quality of its in-house system – I thought I was giving a concert (yes the system was THAT good). The staff and manager were very nice to us too – I think it’s important to have happy staff when we’re dealing with weddings!

The guests were a bit shy with their applause, but I suppose they did take to the music afterall because some of them came up to me for song requests towards the end of the performance!

Photos courtesy of Louis Kwok:

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L-R: James, Janice, Wee Teck, Bevlyn

Thank you Janice and Wee Teck, we had a smashing time and hope your guests enjoyed the music too! Here’s wishing you everlasting bliss!

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Band: Bevlyn on vocal, James on keyboard

Repertoire:

Time After Time, Lady In Red, Crazy For You, It Might Be You, Here We Are, When You Tell Me That You Love Me, Just Because, My Cherie Amour, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Unforgettable, Fly Me To The Moon, 遇见 (Encounter), 喜欢你 (Liking You), 至少还有你 (At Least There Is You), 爱是你眼里的一首情歌 (Love Is A Song In Your Eyes), 陪我看日出 (Stay With Me To Watch The Sunrise), 庆幸有你爱我 (Blessed To Have You Love Me), 依恋 (Dependence), 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), 我只在乎你 (I Only Care About You), 但願人長久 (May All Live Well And Long)

Songs To Recommend

Just Because by Anita Baker – This is my all-time favourite, I can hear it in repeat forever. I felt like I’d struck lottery when Janice requested for this song:

Here We Are by Gloria Estefan – If you’re a Gloria fan, this song will work for you.

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