My Weekend: Rob Troubadour

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Portsmouth DJ Rob Troubadour (real name Rob Boniface), 25, reached the final 15 in a competition to win a residency at the Ibiza Rocks festival recently.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

It was probably Brighton. I’m quite forgetful. If there is a time when I’ve been away somewhere since then, somebody should contact me and let me know.

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

The Big Blue Gig at the Wedgewood Rooms last Friday, featuring Kojak’s Revenge, Bog Rolling Stones, Bemis, The Fliks and The Courtiers.

I DJed after and it was a spectacular night for Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

It’s terribly uncultured of me, but I don’t think I’ve ever attended a theatre show. I think the last time I was inside a theatre was to watch The Beatles’s Yellow Submarine played through tiny speakers which made it sound a lot like Aphex Twin.

The last book you read?

Mcfly – Our Story. If you are laughing, stop laughing, and read it. It was a Christmas present, and probably one of the best I received, other than my Ed The Duck puppet and Sega Mega Drive.

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

Adam. It’s about a guy with Aspergers who falls in love with his female neighbour. Massively inspiring, upsetting, but brilliant.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I like my own space a lot. You’ll find me most evenings sitting listening to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 or watching a random documentary about something, and everything is almost always loosely based on music.

What do you watch on TV?

Lately I’ve got into MasterChef. But don’t ask me who is going to win. There is a girl in the running, Natalie (pictured right), who is a DJ and naturally I’m backing her. I got really into The Walking Dead and I like British comedy, so The Mighty Boosh, Monty Python, Only Fools, The Inbetweeners...and Doctor Who. I love Doctor Who.

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

This is easy. Made In Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex or anything along those lines. Don’t get me started.

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

After much deliberation, I’ve decided I’m going with Zane Lowe, over a cold pint of Red Stripe in a pub, off an alleyway somewhere in London, followed by a gig, a DJ set, then a roast. Just a general weekend of all round fun, and music.

Where do you shop?

Charity shops. If it’s old and smells, then it’s good...unless it’s food, then Waitrose.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

The historic dockyard this August Bank Holiday. Not only can you witness history but music too. Everyone should check out Victorious Festival (I’m DJing too).