Will Donbavand

FOH and Mix Engineer

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Hello, I'm Will, an accomplished live Front of House and studio record & mix engineer. I have toured globally, mixing in venues such as Radio City, Wembley Arena and Foro Sol, as well as recording and mixing for major label releases for artists like Dermot Kennedy.

I have been working as a sound engineer in some capacity since the age of 16, studying in Birmingham and then honed my craft in venues across London, including Oslo, the Garage and Heaven before moving into touring with artists including DJ Shadow, Josef Salvat and Nimmo.

Throughout this time I built up my studio recording and mixing skills at The Smokehouse Studios and later with Miloco. Here I worked with renowned engineers and producers such as James Ford, Charlie Hugall, Dan Moyler, Dan Grech and projects by artists including Bloc Party, Florence and the Machine, Tom Odell, Roots Manuva, Jax Jones and Perfume Genius.

Since 2017 I have been Front of House engineer for Dermot Kennedy.

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AllMusic verified credits for William Donbavand
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Dermot Kennedy
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  • Florence + the Machine
  • Dermot Kennedy
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  • Laurence Guy
  • Dermot Kennedy
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1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dermot Kennedy
    by Dermot Kennedy

    Will has been a key member of our crew since the very beginning of my touring career. His attitude has always been the same, from crowds of 200 up to 20,000. He doesn't need to up his game for the bigger shows, because no matter how big or small, he always approaches everything with total professionalism and commitment. Whether he's mixing a show, live videos, or official releases, I have come to trust him completely, and his commitment to quality has become something I can rely on. His work ethic and level of dedication have played an integral role in getting my career to where it is today.

Resolution - Dermot Kennedy

I was the Producer, Mix and Mastering engineer in this production

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If recording, rates do not include studio time.
I work with a number of studios and aim to get clients a good daily rate.

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  • Mix Consultant and Monitor Engineer - Dermot Kennedy performs "Outnumbered" on The One ShowApr 08, 2021

    In the midst of the North American Without Fear tour, I flew back with Dermot and Jonny Coote (Keys) for Brits week. During this time Dermot performed a stripped back version of Outnumbered for BBC’s The One Show.

    For more info please visit HERE

  • FOH Engineer - Dermot Kennedy 2020 Without Fear North American TourApr 08, 2021

    2020 Without Fear, North American Tour

    Front of House Engineer

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  • Music Mixing - Dermot Kennedy performs "Outnumbered" for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Apr 08, 2021

    In January, Dermot and the band performed Outnumbered for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    For more info click HERE