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5 reviews

About Klyntel


Hands down you won't find a more professional, high energy, soulful, funky, smooth band than Klyntel (KLY-N-TELL). THE original R&B/Soul & Fusion Jazz band that also covers today & yesterdays Top 40 songs (see a list of covers)

We SPECIALZE in Private & Corporate Events. Our clients include Timeberland Bank, Trident Seafood and The Tulalip Casino!

Our rates are ALL inclusive, We Provide EVERYTHING so that you can focus on more important things.

You have enough to worry about, so let us take care of the rest.

8 years strong!




Verified Review

Fantastic would use them over and over again!

By Mandeep W. on September 21, 2016

The band was amazing, and not only was I, but my guests were also highly impressed by them. It was my first time hiring a band, I asked them to sing 90's and early 2000 R&B songs for my husband's 40th birthday party, and boy did they sing!! From the very beginning they made sure I was comfortable with their playlist and they kept in contact with me before, during and after their performance to ensure that my event went smoothly. During breaks they actually even played many songs that I requested on their laptop so that there was always music playing and people were always dancing! Their vocals and band were truly amazing and took us back in time. They brought all their equipment and sound and were quick in set up and breakdown, and best part of the whole night was how down to earth and genuinely nice they were. I will use this Klyntel again in the future.

Hired as: Top 40 Band

Response from Klyntel:

Mandeep and her family were GREAT host & hostess thank you for allowing us to entertain you at your AMAZING home! Thank you for the review!!!

Klyntel brought the house down!

By Carri M. J. on February 28, 2013

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

Hired as: Funk Band

Klyntel Brings the Crowds

By Chas R. on December 20, 2012

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.

Best entertainment in 9 years

By Todd V. C. on December 17, 2012

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

Hired as: Top 40 Band, Cover Band, Funk Band, Jazz Band, Soul Band


By Joan R. on November 15, 2011

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.

Hired as: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $1,000 to $3,500
  • Insurance: $100,000
  • Languages: English


Klyntel is a High Energy, Fusion, Jazz, Soul & all out Funky Jammin' band that specializes in showmanship.

From Soulful vocal ballads to slammin; Latin Jazz & Funk, Klyntel is sure to please. Their High Energy shows have been compared to Santana, Average White Band, The TIme, Mint Condition and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Additional Booking Notes

We have a stage plot from your small intimate setting to your full on festival show.

Drums (typically 5 piece, but can do a skeleton kit if need be)
Percussion 1 set of Congas, Bongos & Various hand instruments that are mounted to a timbale stand
Guitar (has one amp but can go direct)
Bass (Bass Cab, can also go direct)
Keys (typically 2 keyboards can also go direct)
4 vocal mics

So our minimum input would be 12-14 to really maximize our sound

** THIS is only for venues providing sound ***


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:

Back & Forth - Aaliyah
Forever My Lady/ Lately/ Freek N U - Jodeci
Blame It- Jamie Foxx
No Diggity - BlackStreet
This is how we do it- Montell Jordan
Remember The TIme- Michael Jackson
Do Me Baby-BBD/Poison
Suit & Tie- Justin Timberlake
Groove Me-Guy
Jungle Love/777-9311 - The Time
I want her- Keith Sweat
Fantastic Voyage-Lakeside
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
Sexual Healing/ What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye

These are just some examples request are also taken

Past Booked Events

Sep 10, 2016 Birthday (Adult)
Dec 12, 2015 Six Seven Lounge Pier 67 Seattle, WA
Dec 05, 2015 Private Event, Pritchard Beach Boathouse Seattle, WA
Nov 14, 2015 Six Seven Lounge Pier 67, Seattle, Wa
Oct 29, 2015 Private Event, Knights of Columbus Bothell, Wa
Oct 10, 2015 Six Seven Lounge Pier 67, Seattle, Wa
Oct 09, 2015 Rumba Notes, Seattle, Wa

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

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Klyntel to find out what their setup requirements are.

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