Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: 感动 (Touched)
I get a thrill out of performing, that much is clear.
But what really gets me going is when I know the songs I’m about to sing relate to a specific memory or highlight of the couple’s relationship. Ben and Grace were so forthcoming about their shared experiences and memories that, in a few short moments, I knew that “All My Life” was one of their favourite songs; 嫁给我 (Marry Me) was a song Ben would love to sing to Grace if he had the courage to; 你是我最深爱的人 (You’re The One I Love The Most) was the song Grace sang to Ben (usually it’s sung from a male perspective, but Grace changed some of the words) to profess her love for him. Wow!
The song list that night had something for everyone. Apart from Ben and Grace’s selections, I sang some jazz standards like Fever and Fly Me To The Moon, which drew applause from some sections of the audience. The Cantonese songs I performed were warmly received by Grace’s family and relatives; I also sang a Hokkien classic 家后 (Queen Of The House) which I knew would appeal to the Hokkien-speaking crowd.
The night wouldn’t have been perfect without my trio of talented musicians: Melvin (bass), Jeremy (drums) and Matthew (keys). While I usually perform in smaller groups of 2 or 3, I relish every opportunity to sing with a larger band of musicians. The guys brought the house down with their ability to bring a unique groove to every song.
Congratulations Ben and Grace, on starting this new journey together. Enjoy the ride, and I hope to meet you again soon!
Band: Hsin Yeow, Matthew, Melvin and Jeremy
L-R: Jeremy, Matthew, Grace, Ben, Melvin, Hsin Yeow
嫁给我 (Marry Me), 你是我最深爱的人 (You’re The One I Love The Most), 好想好想 (I Wish), 喜欢 (Like), Fever, Fly Me To The Moon, 喜欢你 (I Like You), 感动 (Touched), 你的名字我的姓氏 (Your Name With My Surname), 家后 (Queen Of The House), 一人一半 (One Half), Built To Last, All My Life
爱你在心口难开 (Love You More Than I Can Say), Always Be My Baby, Close To You, Wonderful Tonight, Accidentally In Love, Quando Quando Quando, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Save The Last Dance For Me
Hi Hsin Yeow,
I really must apologise for this very late reply. I haven’t been able to sit down properly to email back.
Ben and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your band members for the wonderful performance on our wedding night! You guys were magnificant and my guests liked and were very entertained by your performance.
Thank you for singing all the songs we’ve chosen, especially 感动 (Touched) by Che Tian. I hope this song will be one of the favourites for your future clients! It’s such a beautiful song. 🙂
Thank you once again for that night. We are definitely happy with you guys and hope to introduce your services to my friends if they are interested to have band performance at their weddings. 🙂
We wish you and your team a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Song To Recommend:
感动 (Touched) – Thanks, Grace, for introducing this song to me! Really enjoyed it.