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Introducing October 2021 Roadies of Color United professional of the month William Barnett

By ROCU Admin
October 4, 2021

William Barnett has been in the industry since 1989. He currently works at the Potter’s House Church of Dallas as the Production Manager and Engineer since October 2011.

Mr. Barnett’s experiences include production management, stage management, live sound, broadcasting, and recording engineer.

Professional Work Experience:
Production and Manager TD Jakes Cruise (2019), Live Nation Touring (Midwest Region), Fantastic Voyage Cruise (Tom Joyner), Country Club Hills (Outdoor Theatre), Radio One (One Love Gospel Cruise), FOH/Monitor Audio Engineer/In-EarsStevie Wonder, The O’Jays Marvin Sapp, Boys II Men, Teddy Riley, T.L.C., The Whispers, LL Cool J, Gladys Knight, Barry White, Bernie Mac, Patti Labelle, Keith Sweat, Will Downing, New Edition, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Willie Wilson, Ramsey Lewis B.B., King98 Degrees, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Gill, Mary Mary, Gerald Levert, Vanessa Williams, EnVogue, Donald Lawrence, Michael McDonald, Dr. Bobby Jones, Yolanda Adams, Nina Simone, Albertina Walker, Frankie Beverly and and The Gap Band.

Corporate Clients:
DuSable Museum, Coca Cola Co., Wrigley’s Gospel, Ameritech, Jam Productions, Cadillac Theater Ford Motor Co., Pepsi Cola Co., Toyota Foundation, U.N.C.F., Live Nation, Mercedes-Benz, Chicago Urban League, Anheuser-Busch, Quaker Oats Gospel, Reach Media, Brittle Bone Foundation, I Like It Communications, Award/Television Shows and TD Jake’s Mega Fest, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (London), The Grammy Awards, New Orleans Jazz and Festival, USO Music Fest, Essence Music Festival, Lollapalooza Music Fest, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV Music Awards, Chicago Jazz Festival, Hard Rock Live, Stellar Awards, Chicago Blues Festival BET Live, Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, Arsenio Hall Show, Billboard Music Awards, Chicago Gospel Festival, The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), Taste of ChicagoWoman, and Thou Art Loosed ITL Conference.

What advice would you give a novice engineer? ยท Be HUMBLE, Be fearless, Don’t be afraid to take risks, Never get too complicated and forget basic audio principles, Remember that you are only as good as the job you’re working, and you can learn from anyone!
I want to thank Roadies of Color for taking the time to recognize me this month! This truly means the world to me.

If you know me, you understand that I am a man of very few words, so you’ll understand how much of an undertaking this was for me to complete. Seriously speaking, if my words can encourage one up and coming engineer than it was worth my sweat and tears (LOL). If I can be of assistance to any of you in the future don’t hesitate to reach out to me! We are family! Thanks Again,Bill Barnett