Ian’s thoughts: Stand By Me
If there was one thing I hadn’t seen in a long time at a wedding, it was to have the parents lead the march-in of the couple. Vicki and Shawn honoured their parents on this joyous occasion by having them precede the procession, while a specially dedicated photo montage of their parents played on the screens.
It was a smooth sailing night for the band, happily tucked in our usual corner churning out tune after tune. Huibing’s emceeing had never been smoother and Jon gave a masterclass display on his saxophone and flute. As for me, I was having a ball walking the socks off some grooving basslines with my new toy!
Pomp and circumstance at the start of the evening made way for a party mood as the couple and friends made their toasting and photo rounds at each table. They were really enjoying themselves that night. The crowd were enjoying the music too, providing appreciative applause. It was pleasant to know that such less-heard tunes nowadays as Stand By Me are still fondly received. To round off the night, the couple had requested for us to play a familiar Chinese New Year tune, 迎春花 (Welcoming Spring Flowers).
We wish Shawn and Vicki a blissful marriage, and a Happy Chinese New Year!
Band: Hui Bing, Ian, Jonathan Lim
L-R: Ian, Hui Bing, Vicki, Shawn, Jonathan Lim
Close To You (1st march-in), Sometimes When We Touch, The Look Of Love, Beyond The Sea, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Just The Way You Are, Moon River, L-O-V-E, Dream A Little Dream, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart)
Fly Me To The Moon (2nd march-in), Stand By Me, Quando Quando Quando, Wonderful Tonight, Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You, 我只在乎你 (I Only Care For You), 南屏晚钟 (Evening Bells at Nanping), 美瑰美瑰我爱你 (Rose, Rose I Love You), 给我一个吻 (Give Me A Kiss), 夜来香 (Fragrance In The Night), 甜蜜蜜 (Honey Sweet), 迎春花 (Welcoming Spring Flowers)