Cenzo Townshend

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Cenzo Townshend
Background information
Birth name Vincenzo Capellini Townshend
Born 1963[1]
Genres Rock, Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Occupation(s) Mixer & Engineer
Associated acts a-ha, 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 a-ha, Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Snow Patrol, Florence + the Machine, Friendly Fires, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, The Maccabees, 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, and nominated again in 2016 and 2017.[5][6][7][8]

Townshend began his career by working at Trident Studios in London in the late 1980s, 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 producer Stephen 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 and is represented by Jax Management worldwide.[9]

Selected discography (mixing)[edit]

Year Artist Album Song(s)
2017 Everything Everything A Fever Dream
Ray Boy SCUM
Maxïmo Park Risk to Exist
You Me At Six Night People "Take on the World"
Amy Macdonald Under Stars
James Blunt The Afterlove Make Me Better
2016 The Courteeners Mapping the Rendezvous
Passenger Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Familia
Jake Bugg On My One
Suede Night Thoughts
Kaiser Chiefs Stay Together various
The Feeling The Feeling
2015 Nothing but Thieves Nothing but Thieves various
a-ha Cast in Steel "Cast in Steel" "Mythomania" "She's Humming A Tune" "Giving Up The Ghost" "The End Of The Affair"(only included in bonus disc)
The Maccabees Marks to Prove It
Everything Everything Get to Heaven various
SOAK Before We Forgot How to Dream "Sea Creatures" "B a noBody"
All We Are All We Are various
Rhodes Whishes
FFS FFS various
2014 George Ezra Wanted on Voyage
Jamie T Carry on the Grudge
Jungle single "Time"
Port Isla single "In The Long Run"
Foxes Glorious
Sivu Something On High various
The Family Rain Under the Volcano
Dotan 7 Layers
Ward Thomas single "Push For The Stride"
Passenger Whispers singles
2013 Tom Odell Long Way Down tracks
Lissie Back to Forever
Together Pangea Badillac
Skaters Manhattan
Devlin A Moving Picture tracks
2012 The Vaccines Come of Age
Tom Jones Spirit in the Room "Hit or Miss"
Miles Kane First of My Kind
Sharon Van Etten Tramp singles
King Charles LoveBlood
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 and 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
Jamie T Kings & Queens "various"
Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart
Editors In This Light and on This Evening
Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel
2008 Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Elbow (Single) "One Day Like This"
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"
Jamie T Panic Prevention "various"
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 Hanging Around "Valeria"
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Graham Coxon (Single) "What Ya Gonna Do Now?"
Babyshambles The Blinding EP
Mystery Jets Floatsam and 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 Archived January 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Cenzo Townshend Case Study". MediaPros. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "The Shortlists for The MPG Awards 2017!". 
  9. ^ "Cenzo Townshend". Jaxmanagement.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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