ROADIES OF COLOR UNITED FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2021 William Barnett
William Barnett has been in the industry since 1989. He currently works at the Potter’s House Church of Dallas as the Production Manager & FOH Engineer since October 2011.
Mr. Barnett’s experiences include production management, stage management, live sound, broadcasting and recording engineer.
Professional Work Experience
Production & Stage 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 & Maze, and The Gap Band.
Coca Cola Co.
Cadillac Theater Ford Motor Co.
Pepsi Cola Co.
Chicago Urban League
Quaker Oats Gospel
Brittle Bone Foundation
I Like It Communications
Award/Television Shows & Festivals
TD Jake’s Mega Fest
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (London)
The Grammy Awards
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
USO Music Fest
Essence Music Festival
Lollapalooza Music Fest
The Oprah Winfrey Show
MTV Music Awards
Chicago Jazz Festival
Hard Rock Live
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
Thou Art Loosed ITL Conference
What advice would you give a novice engineer?
· 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
· 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