Bob Hardy is the bassist for the Glasgow based band, Franz Ferdinand
. He has cited Will Smith, particularly during his 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' years, Kate Winslet, and Missy Elliott as personal heroes of his.
Hardy's next project is to involve the construction of a life-sized robot
. The project was proposed to him by DENSO Corporation after Hardy contacted them with sketches and designs. Hardy has also spoken of a keen interest in teleportation
Hardy enjoys receiving pretzels
while on tour from fans.
The plight to provide him with the snack has, in itself, inspired a Facebook
group. It is unconfirmed about whether or not Hardy actually eats the pretzel, but he encourages fans attending Franz Ferdinand shows to bring them to him. This encouragement can often be seen on the band's Kyte media player, a device Hardy often updates with videos of performances - particularly after the release of the band's third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.