Hsin Yeow’s thoughts: Twelfth Of Never
Nelly and Ruoying (Shijun’s sister) were roommates in University. When Shijun, who was studying in the same University, wanted to get to know Nelly better, naturally he sought the help of Ruoying.
According to Shijun, the process wasn’t so smooth. Rouying advised him against it, saying, “Don’t go after Nelly!” (Do note that when Shijun was telling me the story, he had a mischievous glint in his eye.)
Ruoying, bless her, did help to persuade Shijun to engage a bigger band. (Maybe it’s because we’d performed at her wedding, and she knew it would be value-for-money?) Initially, Shijun and Nelly wanted a 3-piece band, with a solo pianist to accompany Tanya and me. I was pleasantly surprised when Shijun sent me an e-mail one day to add two more members to the band, a bassist and percussionist.
I was thrilled, because it meant the music would become richer and more vibrant. I enlisted the services of excellent musicians: Cheryl (pianist), Regi (bassist) and Jeremy (percussionist). It was my first collaboration with the talented Jeremy, a finalist in the Singapore Drumfest Drum Challenge Asia 2008, and it certainly won’t be my last.
One of the wedding highlights was Shijun and Nelly’s first dance. They chose the Waltz, also known as the Dance Of Love. The couple practised for about a year, the audience applauded their valiant effort.
The audience was very appreciative of the music as well, and gave much applause throughout the evening. For our last song, Tanya and I sang “All I Ask Of You”, from probably the most well-known musical of all time, The Phantom Of The Opera. It was a little dream come true for me to sing this song with Tanya, because I knew she’s crazy about musicals. It was a lovely end to a memorable evening!
Congratulations, Shijun and Nelly! Thank you for having us at your wedding.
P.S. It was great to meet Ruoying and Jason again!
With Jason and Ruoying
L-R: Jeremy, Cheryl, Tanya, Nelly, Shijun, Regi, Hsin Yeow
Wedding March (1st march-in), What A Difference A Day Made, Moon River, Save The Best For Last, I Only Want To Be With You, We’ve Only Just Begun, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart), 最浪漫的事 (The Most Romantic Thing), Wonderful Tonight, When I Need You, I’m Yours
今天你要嫁给我 (2nd march-in) (Marry me Today), Twelfth Of Never, Everything I Do (I Do It For You), Grow Old With You, 小情歌 (Love Song), 情非得以 (I Can’t Help It), 世界唯一的你 (The Only You In The World), 喜欢 (Like), 出嫁 (Marriage), 在我生命中的每一天 (Every Day In My Life), 爱得正好 (The Right Kind Of Love), All I Ask Of You
Song To Recommend:
The Twelfth Of Never –