INTRIGUE is regarded as one of the finest bands having been listed in Conde Nast Bride Magazine in the Top 150 Bands in the Nation and The KNOT Best of Weddings Pick. INTRIGUE’S versatility is featured in their wide array of their repertoire ranging from contemporary top 40 to big band – swing, Motown, oldies, disco, Latin, standards, classic rock, classical, sacred, hip-hop, patriotic, ethnic selections in Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Chinese.
INTRIGUE is an exciting and entertaining musical show featuring female lead vocalist and emcee Stella Actis Aldo, a University of Michigan School of Music graduate, who has owned and operated the group since its inception in 1983. Denise Stubbs WDIV “Give Me the Mike” winner, over twenty years with the band energizes each song with her soulful and gospel background. Key Bullard, Kevin Carter, Mark Heckert, Rick Swiecki and Vito Lafata magnify the group’s versatility with their male vocals. The rhythm section, under the musical direction of Mark Heckert, who is the pianist and arranger, is complimented with the multi talented Vito Lafata on electric and classical guitar, mandolin, sitar and ukulele, Kevin Carter on rhythm guitar, Michael Actis on lead guitar, Rick Swiecki on drums, Chris Kaercher on saxophone, flute, harmonica, and claves, Ric Wolkins on trumpet, and Tony Buccilli on trombone. Sonia Lee, violinist compliments the band with her extraordinary abilities for ceremonies, cocktails and dinner selections. Sonia has played with Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Billy Joel as well as, the Detroit Symphony. Each individual member of the band radiates personality and outstanding talent. Together as a group, they are simply incredible.
High profile engagements include the 2015 and 2011 Michigan Gubernatorial Inaugural Balls for Governor Rick Snyder in Lansing, Michigan, Henry Ford Health System 100th Anniversary at Cobo Hall, a wedding at St. Peter’s Basilica and the reception at Villa Miani in Rome, Italy, Super Bowl XL for Direct TV, Pavarotti Farewell Opera Ball at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the reception of H.S.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover and her ballet company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at the Detroit Athletic Club, “The Three Tenors” rehearsal afterglow at the Detroit Opera House, Detroit’s Mayor’s Office, Under the Stars Ball for the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Indianapolis Museum of Art Ming Dynasty Exhibit Gala, and Marine Military Academy Fund Raiser at the residence of Robert Lutz. Bob Lutz was the Chairman for General Motors North America.
INTRIGUE has provided music for St. Joseph Mercy Holiday Balls, Henry Ford Health System Galas, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Medallion Balls, Sparrow Foundation Galas in Lansing, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Balls, The Event on Main for Mott Children & Women’s Hospital, Oakwood Foundation Red Tie Ball at Joe Louis Arena, Pricewaterhousecoopers at the Fox Theatre, General Motors as well as, the Children’s Center for the Detroit International Auto Show Black Tie Charity Night, Karmanos Cancer Benefit at Ford Field, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Toledo Opera Sapphire Ball, Nordstrom Grand Openings at: the Mall at Partridge Creek, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, “Revvin with Ford” concerts in Birmingham for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Arts du Jour at Somerset Collection, Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke in Detroit and Chicago, and Quixtar in Nashville along with the Temptations. Additionally, INTRIGUE performed in Europe and in New York City for inaugural and press events for Norwegian Cruise Line’s “The Sky”, as well as on the “S.S. Norway” in the Caribbean for Sports Illustrated. The band has appearances at the Motor City Casino and MGM Grand Casino.
INTRIGUE has been the opening act for the Richard Marx, Laura Brannigan, Bruce Hornsby, Brantford Marsalis, Aaron Neville, John Secada, Go West, Dave Koz, Darryl Hall, Eddie Mony, the Spinners, Kool & The Gang, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, the Contours, and the Coasters.
STELLA ACTIS ALDO
MANAGER AND BOOKING AGENT
Stella Actis Aldo is not only one of the lead vocalists and Master of Ceremonies of INTRIGUE, but also is the band leader, manager as well as, booking agent.
Stella provides the finest service with her meticulous attention to detail and great concern for the success of each event. She meets with every client prior to the engagement to organize the details and music selection. Through her experience, she has gained expertise and she graciously assists in the planning phase.
Whether the client is a corporate account, a charity, or a nervous bride needing to select the music appropriate for the ceremony or bridal dance, you may rest assured that Stella sees that the music and entertainment provided by INTRIGUE will be most memorable, exceeding all expectations.
- Stella Actis Aldo (“Stella By Star Light”) is not only one of the lead vocalists and Master of Ceremonies of INTRIGUE, but also is the “band leader”, manager as well as, booking agent. Read More