The Intentions perform with the same energy, urgency, and passion as their inspirations: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and so many more. The 11-piece band was assembled to authentically capture the driving sound that characterized Motown and Stax Records nearly fifty years ago. Their sincerity and dedication to doing it right create memories and imprint melodies with every note.
Today, The Intentions have become a true double threat. While they continue to wow audiences with their dynamic and inspired live shows, they have also set out with their own original music. With one foot planted deeply in the roots of the past, and the other stretching forward into the future, The Intentions stand out and stand alone.
Almost immediately following my proposal, I told my fiancé, “There are only two things I care about: the food and the band.”
In the months that followed, I saw countless bands. They were talented musicians and performers, but I couldn’t find the band I was looking for. I knew that I didn’t want a band that was a jack-of-all trades. I wanted a band that had its own identity. In the end, I loved the band that played my wedding, but it wasn’t my band.
So, after the honeymoon, I got to work.
Over the next several months, I put my 20 years of music into action to create The Intentions! In our first few years together, the band performed nearly 100 different songs over 100 shows. We assembled a jaw-dropping vocal ensemble, a terrific jazz band, and brought in front line DJ and production services. We built an analog studio, wrote a dozen tracks of bona-fide soul, and produced our debut album.
I’m extremely proud of all that we’ve achieved in our six years together and the numerous memories we’ve created. Here’s to 1,000 more!
See you on the dance floor,
Owner, Band Leader
Listen to the harmonies, the oohs and aahs, the tight arrangements!
Perfection has become the standard for this large soul ensemble who, since their foundation, have been pleasing GTA crowds with their combination of original and standard material.
While they've got their own catalog of funk and soul tunes, this 11-piece band moonlights as a wedding band specializing in Motown classics… They'll have your musical needs covered.
The Intentions bring it. They sing and play their hearts out, every time. Their ability to pack the dance floor, and energize crowds of all ages is guaranteed. From day one, Jon and his crew helped us plan our celebration and ensured the day was everything we hoped for. We knew our guests would be blown away by The Intentions, and they were.
Simply put, The Intentions! made the reception at our wedding the "event of the year" for our friends and family. All our guests, young and old, hit the dance floor right after dinner, danced their brains out and didn't stop until the last bus was threatening to leave. The Intentions! bring an authenticity and fun energy that you really can't find anywhere else in this city!
The Intentions were simply fantastic! I was so grateful to work with them leading up to the big day and was absolutely thrilled with the entertainment they provided. I had the best time dancing with all my friends and family. It was such an unforgettable night. I'll always be indebted to The Intentions.
We shimmy. You shake.