Rachel Horn and Ethan Simon first met as fellow DJs at Harvard’s WHRB. After many late nights excitedly, drunkenly slurring about Stax records, the plan was hatched to found a soul band at Harvard—a band that would focus on the gritty sounds of classic Southern soul.
Friends were recruited, auditions were held.
From the start, the Intrinsics set out to be a band that played music that was fun, funky, and most importantly, danceable. Soul music asks simple questions—Do you like good music?—and responds with hard hitting drums and harder hitting horns.
Two years later, Harvard is still dancing to the Intrinsics, and so is Boston.
Nadia Urrea Vocals
Jeremy sabath Vocals+Trombone
Tree Palmedo TRUMPET
Ben SobeL Tenor Sax
John Bass Tournas Bari+Alto Sax
Alex Graff Guitar
Ethan Simon PIano
Jonathan elyashiv Bass
Matt Gold Drums