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.

Corporate Clients

DuSable Museum

Coca Cola Co.

Wrigley’s Gospel


Jam Productions

Cadillac Theater Ford Motor Co.

Pepsi Cola Co.

Toyota Foundation


Live Nation


Chicago Urban League

Anheuser-Busch Quaker Oats Gospel

Reach Media

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

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

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

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