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Booking Take 6
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Khristian Dentley, Joey Kibble,
Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III,
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Gospel,
Black Gospel, Urban
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How To Book TAKE 6 For Your Event!
Take 6 may be available for your next special event!
Take 6 evolved from a modest start in 1980 as an a cappella gospel group
from a small Southern college. Claude McKnight had formed an a cappella
quartet at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. While they were
rehearsing in a bathroom for a performance, Mark Kibble walked by (he
knew Claude from Buffalo, where they attended church together), heard
them and added his voice to the foursome. The group went through
personnel shifts as various members graduated.
In 1987 the group was signed by Warner/Reprise
Nashville, officially becoming Take 6 (including members Claude
McKnight, Mark Kibble, Mervyn Warren, Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent and David
Thomas). Following their landmark debut, "Take 6" (1988) and
follow-up sophomore album, "So Much
2 Say" (1990), Mervyn Warren left to pursue a career as a producer (Handel's Messiah: A
Soulful Celebration, Sister Act II soundtrack,
Transfer, etc.). Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble's younger brother, was invited to take
Each and every Take 6 album has been certified either platinum or
gold. Since 1991, Take 6 has released "He Is Christmas"
(1992) and "Join The Band" (1994), and completed two tours:
one in support of "Join The Band," and one in Japan,
previewing "Brothers" (1996).
Without question, Take 6's a cappella singing
has had an unparalleled influence on modern pop music. While pop music
and Take 6 embrace constant change in expression and performance,
the influence on Take 6's music, who
they sing about and who they sing for, remains the same
It is a gospel, jazz, R&B-inflected statement of faith in the power of
God. The one constant for Take 6 is their spiritual foundations
and, of course, their richly layered and uniquely fashioned harmonies.
It would be an understatement to say that the global
music scene has welcomed Take 6 enthusiastically. The group has
won seven GRAMMYS, five Doves (Gospel Music Awards), Best Jazz Vocal
Group honors for four consecutive years in Downbeat's prestigious
Reader's and Critic's Poll, a Soul Train Music Award, and BRE (Black
Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, amid countless other musical
and humanitarian citations.
1998 is marked with "Reinventing A Cappella
Music...again" with the release of "So
Cool." A very
unique Take 6 sound, as Vibe said "These pioneers
smartly fuse their praise-filled messages with swing, jazz, and pop,
especially on the inspired title track."
The sextet has recorded and/or performed with an
impressive array of talent, including Quincy Jones ("Back on the
Block," "Q's Jook Joint"), Ella Fitzgerald,
Don Henley ("The End of
the Innocence"), James Taylor,
Rogers ("Timepiece," "Something Inside So Strong"),
Johnny Mathis ("Better
Together"), Randy Travis ("High
Lonesome"), Modern Jazz Quartet ("A Celebration"),
Queen Latifah, YellowJackets ("Collection," "Live Wires"),
Branford Marsalis and
BeBe Winans &
("Different Lifestyles," "Heaven" and also on "Bodyguard").
They've appeared on film soundtracks to Spike Lee's "Do The Right
Thing," John Singleton's "Boyz In The Hood," Warren
Beatty's "Dick Tracy" and David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen
Ross" and others.
All members have been busy with solo projects:
producing albums (Alvin, Claude, Mark, David and Joey), animated
voice-overs (David, Claude and Alvin), and even the completion of a
doctorate in Music Theory (Cedric).
Take 6 just wants to get the message out and
make some beautiful music doing it.
Hit songs include --
- Biggest Part of Me
- All I Need (Is A Chance)
- I L-O-V-E U
- You Don't Have to Be Afraid
- You Can Never Ask Too Much (Of Love)
Other notable songs include --
- Get Away Jordan
- Spread Love
- Go Tell It on the Mountain
- It's Gonna Rain
- I've Got Life
- One and the Same
Take 6 may be available for your next special event!
.Vocal Jazz. / VocalJazz
.Contemporary Gospel. / ContemporaryGospel
.A Cappella. / ACappella
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Smooth Jazz. / SmoothJazz
.Black Gospel. / BlackGospel
.Urban. / xUrban
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Formed: ..in Alabama / formed nAlabama
Formed: ..in Huntsville / formed HuntsvilleAL
Formed: in 1985
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville
/ based NashvilleTN
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Los Angeles /
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Frequently Asked Questions About Booking TAKE 6
HOW TO BOOK TAKE 6?
(i.e., how to hire TAKE 6 for an event)
You are currently on the official site of the Richard De La Font Agency, Inc. For
more than 50 years, we have successfully helped official talent buyers
around the world secure quality talent.
We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Let's do this the
right way! Let's save you time and frustration!
Simply click on the "Booking information" link found on this page.
Then, send us your request for booking information.
Include information about your plans for your event and how hiring TAKE 6 (or someone similar) might be of special interest.
If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee
budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to
afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable
and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK/HIRE TAKE 6?
Official booking fees for TAKE 6, or any other celebrity, are
determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior
(i.e., what is the fee of TAKE 6 for an event?)
(i.e., what is TAKE 6 charging to perform at an event?)
Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of
event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist's calendar,
whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the
artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are
prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as
the artist becomes more popular, or decrease when becoming less popular.
Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a
range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime.
artist's manager has a role in the decision to accept any
particular offer from a talent buyer.
To learn the most current artist's pricing, or the estimated
artist's fee for your particular event, simply click on the "Booking
information" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking
IS TAKE 6 AVAILABLE TO WORK MY EVENT?
To learn the artist's current availability for your special event, simply
click on the "Booking information" link found on this page. Then, send us
your request for booking information.
(i.e., what is TAKE 6's availability?)
Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist
you with putting your entertainment talent booking plans in place as your
entertainment consultant. Let's get this done right! We look forward to working with you!