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Funktion-One co-founder John Newsham retires

Newsham and Tony Andrews co-founded Funktion-One in 1992

John Newsham (right)

Funktion-One co-founder John Newsham has officially announced his retirement from working at the brand.

Newsham began his pro audio career with the Steve Hillage band in 1976, and in 1977 began collaborating with Tony Andrews, his fellow co-founder of Funktion-One. First, they co-founded Turbosound in 1978, then going on to co-found Funktion-One in 1992.

While his primary focus over the course of his career has been on loudspeaker manufacture, he was also Underworld’s FOH engineer for over two decades.

In his retirement, Newsham will be embarking on a motorcycle tour of the Himalayas later this year. His pro audio career is not halting here, as he will be working 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.

PSNEurope wishes Newsham the best of luck in his next endeavours and recognises the massive contribution he has made to the pro audio industry over the years!