Jonathan Ang’s thoughts: Fly Me To The Moon
Jie Xiang and Corine’s wedding marked the first time I performed at Seletar Country Club. For those who aren’t too familiar with local geography, Seletar Country Club is tucked away in northeastern Singapore, right beside Lower Seletar Reservoir and Seletar Airport.
Getting there is a tad tricky, as it isn’t near any main roads. But with seclusion comes the beauty of pristine nature, and it was in this setting that Jie Xiang and Corine carried out their wedding lunch banquet.
For this wedding, the bride’s sister Christina who hired us, decided to keep things minimal and engage only two musicians without singers – Clarence on guitar, and myself on keyboards.
However, the choice of music was anything but minimal! Mandarin songs spiced up with a little jazz flavour were the order of the day, and both Clarence and I gladly obliged as we performed our way through lunch.
Towards the end of the wedding, our stage was even graced by the presence of a few little tots, who came up onstage and started jiggling away at the music! Their innocent smiles and merry bursts of laughter convinced Clarence and me to extend our last number for another five more minutes – through the clever use of alternating improvisatory solos, of course!
Thanks to Christina for engaging us for the wedding on behalf of Jie Xiang and Corine, and letting us share in the fun and merriment on this joyous occasion! We wish the lovely couple all the best in their future together ahead.
From Hsin Yeow:
Not sure if Jonathan realised it, but the names of this couple, Jie Xiang and Corine, are very similar to one whom he played for last October, Jie Shin (Jie Xing) and Corrine!
Band: Jonathan Ang, Clarence Yeo
Canon in D, Fly Me To The Moon, Way Back Into Love, Stand By Me, Cant Take My Eyes Off You, Love is All Around, Only You, Colors Of The Wind, When I Fall In Love, L-O-V-E, The Way You Look Tonight, Over The Rainbow, 爱得正好 (The Right Kind Of Love), 你的名字我的姓氏 (Your Name, My Surname), 梁山伯与珠丽叶 (Liang Shan Bo & Juliet), 追 (Chase), 恋爱频率 (Love Frequency)