Cenzo Townshend

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Cenzo Townshend
Birth name Vincenzo Capellini Townshend
Born 1963[1]
Genres Rock, Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Occupation(s) Mixer & Engineer
Associated acts Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, U2, Florence + The Machine, Snow Patrol, Friendly Fires
Website http://cenzotownshend.com

Vincenzo Capellini Townshend is an English music producer, mixer, and audio engineer, and has worked with artists and bands including Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Snow Patrol, Florence + the Machine, Friendly Fires, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamie Cullum and Thirty Seconds to Mars.[2][3][4] Townshend was awarded 'Mix Engineer Of The Year' for two successive years by the Music Producers Guild Awards in 2009 and 2010.[5][6][7]

Townshend began his career by working at Trident Studios in London in the late '80s, eventually working as an assistant engineer for Alan Moulder and Mark 'Spike' Stent. Following this, Townshend worked independently with producer Ian Broudie for 8 years and then joined producerhahashaas ephen Street]] at The Bunker in Olympic Studios in London where he maintained residency until its closure in 2009.[3] Townshend currently mixes from his Decoy Studios in Woodbridge, Suffolk. He is represented by Jax Management for the UK and rest of world, and Global Positioning Services for the USA, Canada and South America.[8][9]

Selected discography (mixing)[edit]

Year Artist Album Song(s)
2013 Tom Odell Long Way Down
Together Pangea Badillac
Skaters Manhattan
2012 The Vaccines The Vaccines Come of Age
Tom Jones Spirit in the Room "Hit or Miss"
Miles Kane First of My Kind
King Charles Love Blood
Kaiser Chiefs Start the Revolution Without Me
Paper Route The Peace of Wild Things
The Maccabees Given To The Wild
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Various
Kate Miller-Heidke Nightflight
2011 Ben Howard Every Kingdom "The Fear", "Diamonds" & "Keep Your Head Up"
Alex Winston Velvet Elvis EP
Eskimo Joe Ghosts of the Past
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II "Not In Love" (Ft. Robert Smith)
Guillemots Walk the River "I Must Be A Lover"
Patrick Wolf Lupercalia
Friendly Fires Pala
The Feeling Together We Were Made
The Horrors Skying "Changing the Rain"
2010 Zebra & Giraffe The Inside
Bryan Ferry Every Kingdom
Devlin Bud, Sweat & Beers
Grinderman (Single) "Palaces of Montezuma"
Detroit Social Club Existence
Tom Jones Praise & Blame "Did Trouble Me"
Yeasayer (Single) "Madder Red"
Jamie Cullum The Pursuit "Don't Stop the Music"
Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea "Paris Nights/New York Mornings"
2009 Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Starsailor All The Plans
Florence + The Machine Lungs
Hockey (Single) "Too Fake"
U2 No Line On The Horizon Various
Franz Ferdinand Tonight
Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart
Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel
Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart
2008 Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Infadels (Single) "Make Mistakes"
Infadels (Single) "Free Things For Poor People"
Primal Scream Beautiful Future "Beautiful Future" & "Can't Go Back"
2007 The Maccabees Colour It In "Toothpaste Kisses"
Peter Bjorn and John Writer's Block "Young Folks" ft. Victoria Bergsman
Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Athlete Beyond the Neighbourhood
Babyshambles Shotter's Nation
Bloc Party A Weekend In The City
Editors An End Has A Start
Interpol Our Love To Admire "No I In Threesome"
The Maccabees Colour It In "About Your Dress"
Mystery Jets Diamonds In The Dark EP
2006 The Zutons Tired of Haning Around "Valeria"
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Graham Coxon (Single) "What Ya Gonna Do Now?"
Babyshambles The Blinding EP
Mystery Jets Floatsam & Jetsam EP
Graham Coxon Love Travels At Illegal Speeds
Editors The Back Room
2005 New Order Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Kaiser Chiefs Employment


  1. ^ "VINCENZO CAPELLINI TOWNSHEND director information. Free director information". Company-director-check.co.uk. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Cenzo Townshend Joins GPS Client Roster". Ymlp.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b Sound On Sound Feature
  4. ^ AllMusic Discography
  5. ^ "Muse thank Rick Rubin for teaching them 'how not to produce' at Music Producers Guild Awards", NME, 11 February 2010, retrieved 2011-06-10
  6. ^ Waves Artist Feature
  7. ^ "Cenzo Townshend Case Study". MediaPros. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Cenzo Townshend". Jaxmanagement.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Producer, Engineer, Mixer and Artist Management". Global Positioning Services. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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