Rob da Bank
|Rob da Bank|
Rob da Bank in 2006
|Birth name||Robert John Gorham|
|Also known as||Rob Da Bank|
24 June 1973 |
|Labels||Sunday Best Recordings|
Robert John Gorham, (born 24 June 1973 in Portsmouth) known by the pseudonym Rob da Bank, is an English disc jockey. He presents a Friday-night/Saturday-morning show, Rob da Bank, on BBC Radio 1 from 5am-7am, focused on promoting new left field music. Examples of artists featured on his show include Tipper, Moloko and a host of unsigned acts.
Until September 2006, he and Chris Coco were the presenters of the Blue Room on Radio 1. The show had a dedicated following, and was one of the few show-cases for a unique blend of quirky chillout tunes. He also hosted Radio 1's One Music show on Thursday nights, the content of which is more similar to the music played on his current show. Rob Da Bank filled in for John Peel's show for several weeks following his death in 2004. In 2009 he gave BBC Blast an exclusive look behind the scenes of his show. The music played by Rob da Bank on Sunday Best helped launch the "bar culture" (as opposed to "club culture"), which features more relaxed activities than dancing.[dead link]
He is also the owner of a number of business ventures under the name Sunday Best, which originated as a Sunday night event in a Battersea tea-room. Sunday Best has grown to incorporate a record label and two off-shoot music festivals, Bestival on the Isle of Wight and in 2008, Camp Bestival, which is more family orientated and held in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Gorham has also compiled a mix LP for the Fabric night club's series of mix compilations, entitled Fabric 24 (2006).
He lives in London and on the Isle of Wight with his illustrator wife Josie, and their two sons Arlo and Merlin.
- Sunday Best Website
- Rob da Bank at BBC Programmes
- Rob da Bank discography at Discogs
- Rob da Bank on Myspace
- Behind the scenes with Rob at Radio 1
- Rob da Bank Tracklistings and Downloads
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