Hi I'm Matt Williams owner of AdventuresInAudio.co.uk. I have over 20 years experience as a live and recording studio Sound Engineer. Predominantly I have worked as a Monitor Engineer (mixing the sound on stage) for major artistes including James Arthur, Bellowhead, Suzi Quattro and Shakin Stevens.
Most Sound Technicians will agree that the Monitor Engineer's job is the most demanding and difficult part of live sound engineering. It requires excellent ears, mixing skills and great communication to put multiple complex mixes together to keep every band member happy. Many Sound Engineers refuse to mix monitors because it is so tough.
Throughout my years of touring I have learnt that communication with an artiste is very important. Every performer has a creative vision that they are trying to achieve, and I believe it is best to work together, whether it is live or in the studio, to get that vision across to the audience.
I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world and work in some great places. Some of the highlights have been Wembley Arena, the O2 Berlin, Pyramid Stage Glastonbury, Reading Festival, Benacassim Festival Spain, Roskilde Festival Denmark. I have toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and gigged in Nigeria, China and Russia. This has led me to work with an amazing array of artistes and organisations including:
Alexander O'neal, All Tommorows Parties, Badly Drawn Boy, Beautiful Days Festival, Bellowhead, Ben Howard, Benji Kirpatrick And The Excess, Billy Bragg, Black Veil Brides, Blazin' Squad, Bootleg Beetles, Brandon Block, Capdown, Cara Dillon, Cerebral Ballzy, Chesney Hawkes, Chipmunk, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Fighters, Damage, Dead Men Walking, Devin Townsend Project, Dizzy Rascal, DJ Semtex, Dodgy, Dreadzone, Duke Special, Easy Star All Stars, Eliza Carthy And The Wayward Band, Eliza And Martin Carthy, Fabio, Fairport Convention, Farnham Pentecostal Church, Fat Boy Slim, Faustus, Fay Hield, Frank Turner, Gallows, Gary Brooker And The Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Ginger(The Wildhearts), Glastonbury Festival, Goldie, Grooverider, Gruff Rhys, Hop Farm Festival, House On The Rock Church, Imelda May, James Arthur, Jason Manford, Jesus House For The Nations, Jon Boden, Jon Boden And The Remnant Kings, John Culshaw, John Grant, John Otway, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Katy B, Killa Kella, King Prawn, Krafty Kuts, Lau, Lemar, Less Than Jake, Lillian Boutte, Magnetic Man, Marcus Brigstocke, Milton Jones, Minus, Mohammad Abdu, Murderdolls, NoFX, Orkestra Del Sol, Peatbog Fairies, Pete Doherty, Peter Andre, Procal Harum, Reading Festival, Reel Big Fish, Richard Thompson, Sack Trick, Septembre, Shakin Stevens, Skindred, Sona Fariq, Steve Mason, Stornoway, Sub Focus, Suburban Legends, Sum 41, Suzi Quattro, The Bellflowers, The Blockheads, The Boss Hoss, The Datsuns, The Destroyers, The Fabulous Goodtime Party Boys, The King Blues, The Low Anthem, The Skints, Trash Talk, The Wonderstuff, Thin Lizzy, This Girl, Tim Minchin, Tom Morello, Tony Vegas, Truck Fest, Vex Red, Whitechapel, Wilco, Zebrahead and many more.....