Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Sunday 2 August 2015

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    Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music from 10am to midday every Saturday and Sunday on 2fm.

    Dave Fanning

    Ireland’s first official national pop radio station (RTÉ 2fm) was launched in the summer of ’79 with Dave presenting a rock show every evening. Dave was seen by the music industry as Ireland’s answer to John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio One presenter.

    His first radio session on RTÉ 2fm was with U2 who were then a young Dublin band. His connection to the band continues today - U2 gives Dave the world exclusive play on all U2 releases.
     

    Dave has fronted more than twenty television programmes ranging from arts, culture and quiz shows to political documentaries. In the nineties he presented, researched and wrote up to 400 movie review programmes for RTE TV, travelling regularly to America and beyond for one-on-one interviews with the stars (Tom Cruise,Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan, Denis Quaid, Nicholas Cage, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Madonna, J-Lo, Uma Thurman, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Segal, Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johanssen, Cate Blanchette, John Hurt, Brendan Gleeson, Oprah Winfrey, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Angelina Jolie, John Malcovich, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Christina Ricci, Anthony Hopkins and many more including directors from Robert Altman to Stephen Spielberg. This year? From Daniel Craig to Quentin Tarantino).

    In music, he has interviewed well over 500 bands and artists including Eminem, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bon Jovi, The Killers, Billy Joel, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, New York Dolls, Elbow, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Moby, U2, Air, Morrissey, Eels, Def Leppard, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, Garbage, Blur, Alanis Morrissette, Metallica, Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Kirsty McColl, ACDC, Cliff Richard, Nick Cave, Garth Brooks, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Dave Matthews, Beyonce and many more. Other interviews include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Robert Plant, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and numerous bands and acts at different times over their career. AND he met Bob Marley!
     

    For over twenty years he won the Best DJ award in the Hot Press Reader’s Poll (including 2013), he’s a three times winner of the Best DJ at the Meteor Music Awards and was granted the Industry Award in 2004 and collected a PPI Award in 2011 and on Virgin Radio in London he won one ‘for his outstanding contribution to radio’. In The UK he was a member of the Mercury Music Prize team for its first three years.


    In ’08 Dave was asked by Harper-Collins in London to write his autobiography. With a foreword written by Bono, The Thing is…’ was published in 2010.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 10:04
      Title: Want To Want Me
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Jason Derulo
      Performer(s): Jason Derulo
      Album: Want to Want Me - Single, Warner
      Duration: 3:42
    • 10:08
      Title: Show Me Love
      Performer(s): Sam Feldt
      Performer(s): Sam Feldt
      Duration: 3:39
    • 10:11
      Title: Sex On Fire
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Album: Only By the Night (Bonus Track Version)
      Duration: 3:38
    • 10:15
      Title: The Monster (Feat Rihanna) (Clean)
      Performer(s): Eminem
      Performer(s): Eminem
      Duration: 4:24
    • 10:21
      Title: Famous
      Performer(s): Charli Xcx
      Performer(s): Charli Xcx
      Album: Sucker
      Duration: 3:52
    • 10:26
      Title: Pretty Girls
      Performer(s): Britney Spears & Iggy Azelea
      Performer(s): Britney Spears & Iggy Azelea
      Duration: 2:57
    • 10:29
      Title: Treasured Soul
      Performer(s): Michael Calfan
      Performer(s): Michael Calfan
      Album: Treasured Soul - Single
      Duration: 4:36
    • 10:33
      Title: Photograph
      Performer(s): Ed Sheeran
      Performer(s): Ed Sheeran
      Album: x (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 4:28
    • 10:37
      Title: New Published Audio
      Performer(s): Ellie Goulding
      Performer(s): Ellie Goulding
      Duration: 4:09
    • 10:45
      Title: This Is The Last Time
      Performer(s): Keane
      Performer(s): Keane
      Album: Hopes and Fears
      Duration: 3:38
    • 10:52
      Title: Carry Out
      Performer(s): Timbaland Feat Justin Timberlake
      Performer(s): Timbaland Feat Justin Timberlake
      Duration: 4:07
    • 10:56
      Title: Our Own House
      Performer(s): Misterwives
      Performer(s): Misterwives
      Album: Our Own House
      Duration: 4:07
    • 11:07
      Title: Rumour Mill
      Performer(s): Rudimental
      Performer(s): Rudimental
      Duration: 4:35
    • 11:11
      Title: Loud Places
      Performer(s): Jamie Xx
      Performer(s): Jamie Xx
      Duration: 3:48
    • 11:16
      Title: Freedom
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Album: Freedom - Single
      Duration: 2:57
    • 11:21
      Title: Jackie And Wilson
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Hozier (Bonus Track Version)
      Duration: 3:54
    • 11:26
      Title: She's Kinda Hot
      Performer(s): 5 Seconds Of Summer
      Performer(s): 5 Seconds Of Summer
      Album: She's Kinda Hot - Single
      Duration: 3:27
    • 11:28
      Title: Holiday
      Performer(s): Dizzee Rascal
      Performer(s): Dizzee Rascal
      Album: Tongue n' Cheek (Dirtee Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 3:53
    • 11:34
      Title: Are You With Me
      Performer(s): Lost Frequencies
      Performer(s): Lost Frequencies
      Album: Are You With Me (Radio Edit) - Single
      Duration: 4:49
    • 11:36
      Title: Drops Of Jupiter
      Performer(s): Train
      Performer(s): Train
      Album: Drops of Jupiter
      Duration: 4:32
    • 11:43
      Title: Not Letting Go
      Performer(s): Tinie Tempah
      Performer(s): Tinie Tempah
      Duration: 4:03
    • 11:47
      Title: Lean On
      Performer(s): Major Lazer X Dj Snake
      Performer(s): Major Lazer X Dj Snake
      Duration: 3:10
    • 11:54
      Title: Shut Up And Dance
      Performer(s): Walk The Moon
      Performer(s): Walk The Moon
      Album: TALKING IS HARD
      Duration: 3:32
    • 11:57
      Title: Red Lights
      Performer(s): Tiësto
      Performer(s): Tiësto
      Album: Red Lights - Single
      Duration: 3:34

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