Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Saturday 1 August 2015

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    Dave Fanning

    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: Are You With Me
      Performer(s): Lost Frequencies
      Performer(s): Lost Frequencies
      Album: Are You With Me - Single
      Duration: 2:31
    • 10:07
      Title: Cool (Radio Edit)
      Performer(s): Alesso Featuring Roy English
      Performer(s): Alesso Featuring Roy English
      Duration: 3:32
    • 10:10
      Title: Sweet Disposition
      Composer: Mandagi/Stillito
      Performer(s): The Temper Trap
      Performer(s): The Temper Trap
      Album: Conditions, Infectious, INFECT102CD
      Duration: 3:51
    • 10:15
      Title: Tina
      Performer(s): Vann Music
      Performer(s): Vann Music
      Album: Tina - Single
      Duration: 3:40
    • 10:21
      Title: Marvin Gaye
      Performer(s): Charlie Puth
      Performer(s): Charlie Puth
      Duration: 3:25
    • 10:25
      Title: Let It Go
      Performer(s): James Bay
      Performer(s): James Bay
      Album: Chaos and the Calm (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 4:32
    • 10:29
      Title: Everybody Else Gets Wet
      Performer(s): Delorentos
      Performer(s): Delorentos
      Album: Night Becomes Light, Delorecords/Universal Music Ireland
      Duration: 4:21
    • 10:35
      Title: Shut Up And Dance
      Performer(s): Walk The Moon
      Performer(s): Walk The Moon
      Album: TALKING IS HARD
      Duration: 3:32
    • 10:39
      Title: Stronger
      Performer(s): Kanye West
      Performer(s): Kanye West
      Album: Graduation
      Duration: 5:25
    • 10:46
      Title: Team
      Performer(s): Lorde
      Performer(s): Lorde
      Album: Pure Heroine
      Duration: 3:28
    • 10:49
      Title: Seasons
      Performer(s): Olly Murs
      Performer(s): Olly Murs
      Album: Never Been Better (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 3:53
    • 10:55
      Title: Love The Way You Lie
      Performer(s): Eminem
      Performer(s): Eminem
      Album: Recovery
      Duration: 4:38
    • 11:02
      Title: Nasty
      Composer: C Kelly, T Callaway, J Splash, B Nichols, J Brown, R Finch, H Casey
      Performer(s): Pixie Lott
      Performer(s): Pixie Lott
      Album: Now That's What I Call Music! 87
      Duration: 3:01
    • 11:06
      Title: Song For Someone
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: Songs of Innocence +
      Duration: 4:04
    • 11:10
      Title: Shine
      Composer: O Alexander/M Goldsworthy/E Turkmen
      Performer(s): Years & Years
      Performer(s): Years & Years
      Album: Communion (Deluxe)
      Duration: 3:41
    • 11:15
      Title: Sun Goes Down
      Performer(s): Robin Schulz Featuring Jasmine Thompson
      Performer(s): Robin Schulz Featuring Jasmine Thompson
      Duration: 3:20
    • 11:26
      Title: Somebody (Remix)
      Performer(s): Fetty Wap
      Performer(s): Fetty Wap
      Duration: 3:22
    • 11:34
      Title: Different
      Performer(s): The Academic
      Performer(s): The Academic
      Album: Different - Single
      Duration: 3:16
    • 11:43
      Title: I Don't Like It I Love It
      Performer(s): Flo Rida
      Performer(s): Flo Rida
      Duration: 3:42
    • 11:48
      Title: Don't Look Down
      Performer(s): Martin Garrix & Usher
      Performer(s): Martin Garrix & Usher
      Album: Tomorrowland - The Secret Kingdom of Melodia
      Duration: 3:58
    • 11:51
      Title: I Wanna Feel
      Performer(s): Secondcity
      Performer(s): Secondcity
      Album: I Wanna Feel (Radio Edit) - Single
      Duration: 3:19
    • 11:54
      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

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