Why book Klyntel?

Klyntel (KLY-N-TELL) is an Original R&B & Fusion Jazz band that also covers today & yesterdays Top 40 songs (see a list of covers) This band also specializes in soulful vocals, Latin Jazz and Funk. Klyntel is sure to please. Nationally recognized for their high energy stage show they've been compared to the likes of Santanna, Mint Condition & Earth, Wind & FIre.

Due to Copyright laws you won't find any audio/video recordings but they have a long list of these songs and hasn't stopped the REPEAT of corporate and private clients from hiring them!





Klyntel brought the house down!

I cannot say enough about Klyntel. So if you are looking for a good timeā€¦ STOP and look no further! This band brought the FUNK to our annual Awards Party. They were a surprise to our guests and let me tell you our guests were blown away. Kyyntel was engaging and high energy. I am sure there were some sore feet from all the dancing that happened that night. Not only are they entertaining, Klyntel is professional as well. As a Corporate Event Planner, I would recommend them to anyone who wants a memorable event.

Carri M, Trident Seafoods

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Carri M. J.
Event: Corporate Event in Seattle, WA
Event Date: Jan 6, 2013
Hired As: Funk Band

Klyntel Brings the Crowds

I've produced and engineered (along with others) the Alki Art Fair for the past two years and Klyntel has been a featured performance both times. Klyntel brings crowds to events and their music gets that crowd off their feet and into the music. A highly professional and super-entertaining group, Klyntel is not only a great band, they are great musicians to work with.

Reviewer: Chas R.
Event: Festival in Seattle, WA
Event Date: Jul 21, 2012

Best entertainment in 9 years

If you're even considering hiring this band, just do it-seriously, these guys gave us more than we expected. They showed up on time, they engaged the crowd and they sounded GREAT!

We have our annual company party every year and no one has ever stayed past 9pm no matter what we did, these guys kept people on the dance floor and they even stayed past the time we payed them for.

Professional, I can't say enough about these guys, I can't wait to work with them again

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Todd V. C.
Organization: Timberland Bank
Event: Corporate Event in Olympia, WA
Event Date: Dec 8, 2012
Hired As: Top 40 Band, Cover Band, Funk Band, Jazz Band, Soul Band


Last weekend I attended the Ocean Shores Jazz Festival, which of course was great. They had a new band called Klyntel. I thought this band was absolutely fabulous--musically talented and extremely upbeat and entertaining. Everyone in the room looked like they were having fun.

Klyntel is progressive Jazz as opposed to the old-timey Dixieland Jazz. They play the kind of music that true jazz aficionados appreciate.

I am telling you this because I overheard someone telling a Seaside sponsor not to book Klyntel because the old farts didn't like them, and they were not danceable. That is not true! They have a strong beat that is imminently danceable. Plus, I am one old fart who really appreciated them. I like Dixieland Jazz, but I also like variety.

Please consider booking Klyntel.

Thank you,
Joan Richmond

P.S. The jazz festivals need to also book bands like Klyntel that appeal to the younger generation. My generation is dying out. Don't let the jazz festivals die with us.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Joan R.
Organization: Ocean Shores Jazz Festival
Event: Festival in Mukilteo, WA
Event Date: Nov 4, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: 100,000
  • Languages: English


Klyntel is a High Energy, Fusion, Jazz, Soul & Rock band that specializes in all these collective grooves. From Soulful vocal ballads to slammin; Latin Jazz & Funk, Klyntel is sure to please. Their High Energy shows have been compared to Santanna, Mint Condition and Earth, Wind & Fire. From a drummer who drums WHILE rapping, to the mesmerizing percussion solos, this is NOT your grandparents jazz.

Additional Booking Notes

If traveling out of town our request would be for a Full PA system that supports a 7 piece band with vocals. Specs for instruments available upon request.

Past Booked Events

10/04/13 Louie G's
09/28/13 Private Event- Sahalee Country Club
09/06/13 PrivateEvent- Philadelphia,PA
08/31/13 Jazzbones
08/08/13 Burien Arts Festival
11/04/11 Jazz at the Beach Jazz Festival, Ocean Shores, Wa
09/02/11 Jazz In The City, Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, Wa
08/21/11 NW Afro-Latin Festival, Seattle, Wa
08/19/11 Peach Tree Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
07/30/11 Lucid Lounge "On The Ave: U- District Seattle, Wa
07/17/11 The Bite of Seattle Seattle Center Seattle, Wa
07/09/11 Private Gig The Sky Terrace Tukwila, Wa
06/25/11 The Taste of Tacoma Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Wa
06/18/11 Saigon Palms, Renton, Wa
06/03/11 The Acqua Bar 305 Bell St Seattle, Wa
05/05/11 Omega Psi Phi Inc, "Cruise with the Ques" on the Royal Argosy Cruise Ship Seattle, Wa
04/17/11 Cabeleros, Tacoma, Wa
03/19/11 Spring Into Jazz, Renton, Wa
02/12/11 Private Gig, Holiday Inn Hotel, Tacoma, Wa


Klyntel (pronounced KLY-N-TELL) is an original R&B & Fusion Jazz band. Best known for their high energy stage show, they currently are on rotation nationally with their hit new single "Love Is Here To Stay" (see the video) grooves". From heavy Laden bass jams and percussive masterpieces, to the funk of the drums and the unmistakeable energizing maestro of the guitar, Klyntel is sure to please. On deck on vocals, Lead Vocalist Todd Browns mesmerizes with the soulful spirit of Bobby Womack and Michael Jackson. You can expect grown & sexy R&B ballads and one hell of a live show. So prepare your ears for they will surely be aroused with the musical injection of harmonic pulsations pumping oh so lovely to your brain. Need covers? check the list below:

Aaliyah-Back & Forth (we have a female vocalist)
Blame It- Jamie Foxx
This is how we do it- Montell Jordan
Remember The TIme- Michael Jackson
Do Me Baby-BBD
Groove Me-Guy
I want her- Keith Sweat
Fantastic Voyage-Lakeside
G- Thang- Dr. Dre
Mary Jane- Rick James
In Between The Sheets/Big Poppa- Notorious B.I.G./Isley Brothers
Groove Line- Heatwave
Jungle Boogie- Kool and the Gang
Get down on it- Kool and the Gang
SuperFreak- Rick James
Butterflies-Michael Jackson
This is How we do it- Montell Jordan
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
Good Times-Chic
Freak Out-Chic
Glamourous Life- Sheila E
Word Up-Cameo
Celebration- Kool & The Gang
1999- Prince
Always- Atlantic Starr
Whats going on-Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Careless Whisper- George Michael
Sail On- Lionel Richie
Play that funky music- Wild Chery
Ladies Night- Kool & The Gang
Rollercoaster- Ohio Players
Pick up the pieces- Average White Band

The team providing the talent:

Derrick Lockhart

Band Leader, Vocals & Percussionist

Todd Brown

Lead Vocalist

Marvin Shields Jr

Vocals & Bass

Curtis Seals


Walter Finch


Set List

Varies. We do a mix of covers & our own material depending on what the crowd is feeling or the gig requires.

Influences & Inspiration

Mint Condition, Lakeside,Metallica, Santanna, Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliamant Funkadelic.

Setup Requirements

We have a Full PA System for local events, saving you $$.