Grace and Tze Ching, 30 Nov 09, Phoenix Ballroom, Novotel Clarke Quay (Wedding Live Band)

Matthew’s thoughts: 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss)

It was my first time playing at Novotel’s ballroom, and I was thoroughly impressed. I dare say the guests enjoyed our performance too! Even though it was just Serene and me, we still managed to get through the night with a setlist straight from the 80’s (all alien songs to me.)

You can tell it’s a very cool couple when they jumped at our suggestion to change the 2nd march-in song to 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss) 4 mins before they marched in! Well it’s only because we saw Grace in this stunning pink cheong-sam-ish gown complete with pink feather fan! Of course we had to do something shanghai-ish and she was very sporting.

So we called a friend, got him to google the lyrics and read it out over the phone (like Chinese oral exam) while we wrote it down on our side (like Chinese dictation exam) and somehow we pulled it off just fine…phew. Tze Ching’s also not someone to mess with, after ‘agreeing’ to a horrifying list of things, which includes “buying a branded bag a year for Grace, of which the brand will be determined by Grace”, he signed on the dotted line with a very very finely printed “…terms and conditions apply…” haha.

Poor dude had to let his wife begin the speech first (“From today onwards I promise to always let my wife speak first.” – nervous applause.), and then when it was his turn he opened his speech with, “Ha. I let her speak first so that I will always have the last word.”

They’re just such a cool and sweet couple and it seems they liked our performance too! Made a few friends from within the guests too who came up to encourage us with their kind words – cool couple invites cool guests, ah…

Band: Serene, Matthew

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L-R: Serene, Grace, Tze Ching, Matthew
Repertoire:

The Nearness Of You, I Wanna Be With You, Every Day I Love You, Built To Last, L-O-V-E, C’est Si Bon, A Moment Like This, Crazy For You, Love’s Beautiful, Pretty World, Truly Madly Deeply, From This Moment

给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), Love Me Tender, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), Grow Old With You, Kiss Of Life, Forever Love, So Nice, Sometimes When We Touch, Fly Me To The Moon, 专属天使 (I’m Your Angel), One Note Samba, I Knew I Loved You

Compliments:

Dear Hsin Yeow,

We will be flying off to Japan in 5 hours time for 2 weeks. Just like to feedback that Serene & Matt did a smashing job in entertaining the guests with their performance. Matt was bubbly and thoroughly immersed himself in performing and Serene’s voice was simply soothing and beautiful.

We will definitely share this good experience with other soon to be wed couples. Keep doing what you are doing, you guys rock 🙂

Cheers,
Tze Ching & Grace

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