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Last update: January 2023

Simply put, The Intentions are one of the most dynamic and exciting Motown & Soul party bands that you will ever see. For that reason, their performances are one of a kind and create the type of memories that last a lifetime. Because The Intentions perform a repertoire that features the timeless hits of Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few, The Intentions consistently bring together guests of all ages and backgrounds to electrify the dancefloor.

What's more, over the band's 12-year career, it has evolved in several exciting ways that elevate each and every moment of the celebration. In addition to their jaw-dropping party band, The Intentions offer a vocal ensemble that dazzles during the ceremony, a cocktail band that gets the good times rolling, and a DJ that adds incredible energy to the occasion. All told, The Intentions bring the complete soundtrack to the biggest night of your life. In short, The Intentions make every event a party and every party an event!

Although the band does perform internationally, Toronto, Southern Ontario and cottage country are home.

Services offered

  • Vocal ensemble (Piano accompaniment)
  • Jazz & Rhythm & Blues Band (5/6-pieces)
  • Party band (7 & 11-pieces)
  • DJ
  • Sound & Production

Please feel free to contact us or visit us at www.intentionsband.com for additional information.

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
Instrumental trio
Soloist/vocalist
Instrumental solo

How many musicians are in your band?

7+

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Funk
Oldies
Motown
R&B
Soul
60s
70s

What instruments does your group play?

Organ
Winds
Saxophone
Guitar
Drums
Trumpet
Piano

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances
Vocals
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Microphones
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$1,500

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$7,500

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$10,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$7,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
Lighting
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Erika
Erika S. Married on 15/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Band!

10/10 would recommend The Intentions for your wedding band!! We had friends and family from all over the world at our wedding and their favourite part was the Intentions! They were responsive and incredible to work with throughout the planning process and they kept the dance floor packed all night long! We would recommend this band to anyone!
Darlene
Darlene M. Married on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Oh what a Night, what a Party!

"Oh What a night", what a party we had at 3030. "The Funkin Party of the Century!" Thank you for performing at Jaime and Ryan's wedding. Unbelievably, Outstanding! I don't have enough adjectives to describe how wonderful and fantastic your band is. The members were so amazing with such energy. The singers were "supreme". It was such a pleasure to hear a horn section not to mention those on keyboard and percussion who were first class. Collectively they kept everyone on the dance floor "all night long".
To top it off the DJs, Kevin & Mark were the icing on the cake and kept the energy going between sets. I am pretty sure I was on the dance floor 90% of the time because the music was just too fantastic.
So Jon, I guess you got the point that I am more than pleased with how the evening went and your music was a huge part. I look forward to coming to 3030 when you are playing.
Carmela
Carmela Married on 31/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

The Intentions go above and beyond yo ensure you have all you need for your day! Not to mention how OUTSTANDING their performance was!
Brittany
Brittany H. Married on 21/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Intentions!

The Intentions were the heart and soul of our reception. From the start, Jon was a pleasure to work with. He listened carefully to what we wanted and went above and beyond to make sure everything was just right. The band was absolutely incredible. We had the party band and the DJ and would not have had it any other way.
Monique
Monique G. Married on 06/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Got the party started!

The Intentions! were AMAZING! We had them play with their 7 piece band at our wedding in April. We were allowed to request 2 songs and they did a fabulous job of playing the very hard 'Arcade Fire' song I requested. The band has a niche genre of music that they play, but oh do they play it well. The music is great for all generations and really got everyone on the dance floor. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a band that is musical very talented and only plays songs they know they can play EXTREMELY well. We love them!
Ariel
Ariel R. Married on 02/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Labour Day long weekend - Wedding band review

Hired The Intentions for our wedding on Labour Day long weekend. They were amazing and really knew how to get the guests up and dancing.

Would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to hire a band for any special event. They will deliver above and beyond your expectations.
Alyssia
Alyssia H. Married on 05/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The Intentions made our wedding the best day ever!

I can not thank the intentions enough for making our ceremony and reception a dream come true! From start to finish we loved our experience - Jon Ophek is a true professional and the most friendly and positive person going! The entire wedding was dancing and every single guest was so excited and having an incredible time! There was the largest Congo line I鈥檝e ever seen when the band performed love train and it鈥檚 a memory I will never forget! They got everyone up, dancing and having the best time! Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and beautiful music!!
Sarah
Sarah C. Married on 07/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A Must Have For Your Weeding!

Right from the start Jon was very attentive. He always got back to us quickly if we had questions. We hired them for all parts of our wedding including the vocal ensemble, jazz band and the party band. They were all equally amazing! They were so professional the whole time. I have never seen so many different ages of people dancing for so long! We had many guests say that the band made our wedding. Thank you Jon for such a wonderful night! The ambience you added made our wedding day perfect!
Caitlin
Caitlin B. Married on 12/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Book this band for your wedding and you won't regret it!

Working with The Intentions was a dream - and they are an incredible band. When searching for a wedding band I knew I wanted something fun and when I found this band online I was blown away. My husband and I went to see them perform at 3030 Dundas and within 2 minutes we knew this was the band for us. Working with Jon was easy and he really knows events and what is needed. Everyone at our wedding gushed over how amazing our band was. It was so much better than a DJ! They allow you to request 2 songs to cover and they took our requests and knocked it out of the park. I highly recommend this band for your wedding hands down. It's especially great because they play motown so everyone knows this music - not just your young guests.
Laura
Laura M. Married on 28/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

12/10 Band, Best in the City!

The Intentions played for our wedding and it was an absolute BLAST. Everyone was on the dance floor for the whole night and it was an integral part of our night. All the band members looked like they were having the best time and truly enjoying what they do. Jon, the band leader, was an absolute pleasure to work with; very responsive, thorough, flexible and kind. I would highly recommend this band to anyone that is looking to have a FUN wedding.
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Meet the team

Jonathan Ophek
Jonathan Ophek
Band Leader / Owner

Over 10 years ago, when I was planning my own wedding, I was surprised to discover that there was not a single band in Toronto and the GTA that described themselves as a dedicated Motown & Soul act. I believed then, as I still do to this day, that Soul and Motown music is uniquely powerful at bringing together crowds of different ages and backgrounds onto the dancefloor and that this genre would provide the ultimate soundtrack for the celebration. It turned out that while there were numerous fun wedding bands that played a handful of the classic hits from this era, the rest of their sets were filled with pop and rock hits from the 70's to today. Unsurprisingly, they routinely came off as generic. They lacked a true identity. So, a few months after my wedding, I started The Intentions. A band with a clear vision: to be the best Soul & Motown band in the country. All these years later, I believe we are.

In addition to the great pride I take in the music we perform, I also take great satisfaction in the genuine relationships we foster with our couples. When you send us your inquiry, your message won't be sent to a salesperson, followed by an event planner, followed by a musical director, and so on... As the sole manager and owner, I'll be the one to reach out to you, to give you a call and help you gauge how we might fit and add to your special day. I'll help you navigate the myriad of decisions to be made, to plan your schedule, and to run the day of the event seamlessly. But most importantly, I'll also be the one on stage, making sure that the band delivers the absolute best and most memorable party possible for all of your family and friends!

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