Ed Sheeran added to his reputation as being one of the nicest musical artists around by singing at a wedding for an Australian couple, Matt and Kya Debono. Thanks to the Australian radio show Kyle & Jackie O, on KIIS 1065, which surprised the couple on their wedding day, Sheeran showed up at the couple’s wedding and he sang the song for their first dance, Thinking Out Loud.
The Sydney couple wanted to have the wedding of their dreams, but funds were tight, as the groom was unemployed. The radio station footed the entire bill for the wedding, including getting Ed Sheeran to perform there.
Some media sources said the bill came to $60,000, and others said it was as high as $80,000. The radio hosts said that the wedding cost $60,000, but that figure may or may not have included the expense of flying Sheeran to Australia and paying for his other expenses.
Ed Sheeran heard about the couple and that the radio station was organizing a wedding for them. They wanted to dance to Thinking Out Loud as their first dance as a married couple.
When it came time for Matt and Kya’s first dance, the radio hosts said that they wanted to make the couple’s “first dance a little bit more special today.” The radio hosts said that they would leave the couple “with a little wedding singer we organized.” Ed Sheeran walked in, and surprised the newlyweds, making their special day even more special.
After Ed Sheeran sang the romantic first dance song, Thinking Out Loud, Kya called Sheeran “amazing,” and he replied “Make lots of babies tonight!” Later, Sheeran posted a photo of himself with Matt and Kya at his Instagram account, and he wrote that he was available to perform at other special occasions besides weddings, like “birthdays and bar mitzvah’s.”
It was not the first time that Ed Sheeran has honored requests by fans to sing for them. He sang the same song at the wedding of another couple, Jovel and Rebecca, in a YouTube video dated 9 months ago. Also, Sheeran is in another video on YouTube dated a year ago, singing Make Me Feel Your Love at a wedding.
Other than Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine and Maroon 5, most musical artists who hit it big probably would not want to perform at weddings, after having spent years getting to the point in their careers when they are finally able to play sold-out shows at large venues. It is hard to blame them, as many musicians who become big stars would rather not be reminded of their humble beginnings. Ed Sheeran has not grown full of himself, though he has become a big international star.
When Ed Sheeran sang the song for the first dance of Australian couple, Matt and Kya, at their wedding, he helped make their dreams come true. Thanks to radio station KIIS 1065, who organized and paid for the Sydney couple’s wedding, Sheeran was able to be with Matt and Kya on their wedding day. His songs have brought a lot of happiness to the lives of his fans, and his performance of Thinking Out Loud for the first dance of Matt and Kya is one of many examples that he is one of the nicest musical artists around.
Written By Douglas Cobb
Ed Sheeran singing Thinking Out Loud at the wedding