May 17, 2009

“Wedding Singer” for my wedding in Malaysia???

Wedding Singer and Wedding band profile photoWedding singer - Champagne pouring ceremony








This is my response to a frequent question I get a lot from wedding couples who are getting married in Malaysia and are looking for live entertainment for their wedding reception.

“Do you think a wedding singer is relevant for my wedding entertainment?”

Well, that depends entire on the wedding couple. Jason Geh Entertainment provides live band with and without wedding singers. In my opinion, the band will sound more colorful when there’s instrumental music intersperse with vocal music. It will be more interesting and less monotonous.

Wedding Singer singing live with the jazz bandWedding singer - cake cutting









Our typical three piece band do actually include wedding singer or singers. Let me illustrate a few options.

Three piece wedding band.
This group comprise of three musicians that sing and play their musical instruments simultaneously. The acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion / flute player are singers as well as musicians. I would hence consider them to be wedding singers.

Three piece wedding jazz band.
This group compose of saxophone, keyboards and bass player. The saxophonist delivers the melody for instrumental numbers and the bassist sings. Thus, this is also considered a live band with “wedding singer”.

Four piece wedding jazz band.
Take for example today’s live band set-up. This is incidentally the wedding reception of Mr Lim Meng Tzee and Ms Fiona Choy held in Equatorial hotel Kl, Malaysia on the 16th of May 2009. This music group combined saxophone, er hu, keyboards and guitar player that sings. And will be again considered a jazz band with “wedding singer”.

Wedding singer - Wedding couple toasting with the guestWedding singer - Jason Geh with the wedding couple Meng Tzee and Fiona









So, the answer to the question would be a resounding “Yes, wedding singers are relevant to enhance the overall sound of music.” Nevertheless, you can specify that you just require instrumental music. Or you’d prefer a female wedding singer instead? Or perhaps a male and a female wedding singer taking turns to sing? Wouldn’t that be nice?

In conclusion, it basically boils down to your preference and budget allocation on the matter of “wedding singer”.

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