Funktion-One co-founder John Newsham has announced his retirement. After starting his career in professional audio with the Steve Hillage band in 1976, John teamed up with Tony Andrews in 1977 and went on to be a co-founder of Turbosound (1978) and Funktion-One (1992).
While his focus has been on loudspeaker manufacture, he was Underworld’s FOH engineer for more than two decades.
In his retirement, John is looking forward to following his passion for two wheels by embarking on a motorcycle tour of the Himalayas later this year. He will link up with Steve Hillage once again for Glastonbury 2020 (where the band will play on a Funktion-One Vero system at The Glade) and later in the year for their autumn tour.