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Birth name  Robert John Gorham
Associated acts  Lazyboy
Labels  Sunday Best Recordings
Spouse  Josie da Bank

Occupation(s)  DJ
Role  DJ
Also known as  Rob da Bank
Name  Rob Bank
Albums  Fabric 24
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Born  24 June 1973 (age 42) Portsmouth, England (1973-06-24)
Website  www.sundaybest.net www.bestival.net www.campbestival.net www.earwormmusic.net
Awards  UK Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to Festivals, DJ Award for Best Downtempo and Eclectic
Similar People  Max Sedgley, Dan Carey, Valerie June
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Record label  Sunday Best Recordings

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Robert John Gorham (born 24 June 1973 in Portsmouth, Hampshire), known by the pseudonym Rob da Bank, is an English DJ and co-founder of music festivals Bestival, originally on the Isle of Wight and now moved to Lulworth, Dorset and Camp Bestival, also in Lulworth. He presented a show on BBC Radio 1 which focused on promoting new left field music. Examples of artists featured on his show include Tipper, Moloko and a host of unsigned acts.

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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 showcases for a unique blend of quirky chillout tunes. He also hosted Radio 1's One Music show on Thursday nights, the content of which was 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. Until 2014, he hosted a Friday-night/Saturday-morning BBC Radio 1 show focused on left-field electronica.

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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. 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. Sunday Best has grown to incorporate a record label and two offshoot 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).

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In June 2014, it was announced that in September 2014, Rob da Bank would leave BBC Radio 1 and that he would join the 6 Music family. His last show was on Saturday 30 August 2014. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Evolution / I Heart Radio in America.

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In 2014, alongside Graphite Media he set up the company 'Earworm', a Music Supervision, Original Composition and Talent Procurement service for Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising. Recent work includes the music supervision for BBC Drama – From There To Here, original compositions for the new HBO show 'The Left Overs', the title music for Annie Mac's 'Superstar DJs' on Channel 4 and music supervision for forthcoming Xbox One game – Forza Horizon 2.

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Rob was awarded The Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2014 AIF Festival Congress Awards.

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He lives in London and on the Isle of Wight with his illustrator wife Josie and their three sons.

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