Streamline Audio was founded by Wayne Bennett, a qualified sound engineer with over 25 years of experience in the music and audio industries.
The aim is to provide high-quality sound at a competitive price and deliver the service with the utmost efficiency and no fuss.
Wayne Bennett Bio
Wayne studied sound engineering at City of Westminster College, London. After graduating in 1992 he worked at a number of high-profile studios around London, including the Motown UK studios in Dalston and Rollover Studios in West London where he worked on sessions with artists like Seal, Leftfield, Rozalla, East 17, and Peter Andre.
In the mid-90s Bennett started working with up-and-coming UK artist Roots Manuva on what would be his debut album. The album, “Brand New Second Hand” was eventually released in 1999 on Ninjatune subsidiary Big Dada and was met with immediate critical acclaim. As well as the debut release Wayne also produced and engineered tracks on the follow-up album “Run Come Save Me” (2001), which was the first UK Hip Hop album to go Gold and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. During 2001 and 2002 Wayne served as Roots Manuva’s musical director for the UK and European tours, and any other TV and live appearances. A large part of this role was being responsible for the technical aspects of the show as well as the music. This involved coordinating with in-house technical staff at the venues to ensure a consistently high standard across all the shows.
For the next 10 years, Wayne produced, remixed, and engineered many other artists on the Ninjatune and Big Dada labels, and released 2 albums of his own project Lotek HiFi. He also contributed in-game music for the multi-million-selling Playstation2 game “Getaway 2: Black Monday“.
In 2009 the album he produced, engineered, and co-wrote for Speech Debelle won the Mercury Prize despite being up against stiff competition from Florence & The Machine, Kasabian, and Bats for Lashes.
The Speech Debelle album was recorded in Melbourne, Australia where Wayne lived for 10 years. During his time there he presented and produced a radio show for SBS Radio, produced live broadcasts from Rod Laver Arena during the Australian Open tennis tournament, and gave lectures in sound engineering at SAE in Melbourne.
Since returning to the UK in 2016 Wayne has focussed more on live audio and has been providing PA and live sound services for a variety of private functions, corporate events, and public performances.