Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: I’ve Dreamed Of You

How cool is it when the couple dances right in front of you while you’re singing?

That’s what Gary and Faith did, and they danced and sang For Once In My Life with me. Their impromptu jig came complete with playful actions, like when Faith gently slid a finger down Gary’s cheek while I was singing, “For once, I can say, this is mine, you can’t take it!” I like.

Gary gave me a pleasant surprise a month or two before his wedding when he called me and announced, “Hsin Yeow, I want to sing a song for Faith!” I asked him to sing a few lines of Close To You, the song of his choice, to ascertain whether he needed singing lessons, and he passed with flying colours. He memorised the lyrics beforehand and ran through the song with the Jonathans (Jonathan “Magic Fingers” Ang and Jonathan “Saxy” Lim) in less than ten minutes during our sound check. Gary was ready.

When it was time for Gary to sing, he delivered in spades. In fact, he had so much fun in the song, he gazed straight into Faith’s eyes and tried to wrap her hand around his waist! Faith obliged, of course.


I also loved the fact that Gary put a lot of thought into the song list. He chose 就是爱你 (Just Loving You), as it was the song that Gary’s sister sang to her husband, Phil, at their wedding a short while ago. Gary’s sister took pains to translate the lyrics so that Phil, an Australian, could understand what the song was about. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossoms White was a favourite of Gary’s mother, while 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart) was significant because Gary’s father had sung it to his mother at a company dinner!

Serene also sang 爱你在心口难开 (Love You More Than I Can Say) for Faith’s dad as he’s a fan of 凤飞飞 (Feng Fei Fei), a Taiwanese songstress.

Congratulations Gary and Faith! Thank you for engaging us, and may your days ahead be blessed with joy and happiness!

Band: Hsin Yeow, Serene Koong, Jonathan Ang, Jonathan Lim

Jonathan Ang
Jonathan Lim
All photographs in this entry were taken by the talented team behind Live! Studios


Cocktail set: jazz standards


When I Fall In Love (first march-in), Let There Be Love, Everything, Wave, As Time Goes By, 爱你在心口难开 (Love You More Than I Can Say), 就是爱你 (Just Loving You), L-O-V-E, Quando Quando Quando, We’ve Only Just Begun, True Love Ways

梁山伯与茱丽叶 (Liang Shan Bo & Juliet) (second march-in song), Cherry Pink and Apple Blossoms White, I’ve Dreamed Of You, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Sway, Polkadots and Moonbeams, Dream A Little Dream, 你最珍贵 (You’re The Most Precious One), Besame Mucho, The Prayer

Gary’s surprise song: Close To You


Come Fly With Me, Cheek To Cheek, Fever, For Once In My Life, Save The Last Dance For Me

Song To Recommend:

I’ve Dreamed Of You – My favourite wedding song of the moment. Gary loved it when I introduced it to him, and Jonathan Ang put it on repeat when I sent him the mp3.

This song reduces me to a pile of mush. My tear ducts get into motion every time the inimitable Barbra Streisand sings, “And just when I thought love had passed me by, we met.”


I’ve dreamed of you
Always feeling you were there
And all my life
I have searched for you everywhere
I caught your smile
In the morning sun
I heard your whisper
On the breeze of night
I prayed one day
That your arms would hold me tight
And just when I
Thought love had passed me by, we met
That first look, in your eyes
I can’t forget
You melted me
With your tender touch
I felt all fear and sorrow slip away
Now here we stand
Hand in hand
This blessed day

I promise you
As I give to you, my heart
That nothing, nothing in this world
Shall keep us apart
Come happily ever after be
The man I’ll love
Until the very end
I’ve dreamed of you
My great love
And my best friend

For God must know
How I love you so
Hes blessed us here today
As man and wife
Come dream with me
As I’ve dreamed of you
All my life

Come dream with me
As I’ve dreamed of you
All my life

Compliments from Gary and Faith:


Hi Hsin Yeow and gang!

We can’t say thank you enough for being part of our beautiful wedding!

It was great to meet the 2 Jonathans, Serene and yourself, and the only regret we have is being so extremely busy that we didn’t have time to take a group shot with all of you… we’re now awaiting our photographer’s shots to see if he captured that moment where we danced in front of you while you guys were performing! Heehee… That should be quite a funny moment!

As for now, please do include these photos of us alright? 😛

We had so many fantastic reviews of your performance that evening! Even till today my relatives and friends have been telling me how much they enjoyed that evening’s entertainment! 🙂

Thank you for your wonderful performance, that has brought so much joy and pleasure to us and our guests!

All the best in your future endeavours ahead! Take care & God bless!

Forever Love
Gary & Faith