Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Sunday 14 December 2014

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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.
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    Techie Gifts for Christmas

    If you're stuck for a great Christmas gift that you can give to anybody, female, then you might need to take a closer look at the world of Technology. Technology Writer for The Irish Times Ciara O Brien gives us a rundown of some of the fun and useful technological gifts available this Christmas.

    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

    • 09:57
      Title: Honest
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Album: Honest - Single
      Duration: 3:52
    • 10:56
      Title: Skyfall
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Adele
      Performer(s): Adele
      Album: Skyfall - Single, XL
      Duration: 5:01
    • 11:35
      Title: Somewhere Only We Know
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Album: Somewhere Only We Know - Single
      Duration: 3:41
    • 11:38
      Title: Baby It's Cold Outside
      Performer(s): Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
      Performer(s): Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
      Album: Reloaded - Greatest Hits
      Duration: 3:53
    • 11:40
      Title: Stay Another Day
      Performer(s): East 17
      Performer(s): East 17
      Album: NOW That's What I Call Christmas
      Duration: 4:39
    • 11:44
      Title: Mad World
      Performer(s): Gary Jules
      Performer(s): Gary Jules
      Duration: 3:15
    • 11:45
      Title: White Winter Hymnal
      Composer: Pecknold
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Album: Fleet Foxes, Bella Union, BELLACD167
      Duration: 2:38
    • 11:50
      Title: Shining Light
      Performer(s): Duke Special
      Performer(s): Duke Special
      Duration: 4:57
    • 11:51
      Title: Endlessly
      Performer(s): Mercury Rev
      Performer(s): Mercury Rev
      Album: Deserter's Songs
      Duration: 4:37
    • 11:52
      Title: In Dulci Jubilo
      Performer(s): Mike Oldfield
      Performer(s): Mike Oldfield
      Album: NOW That's What I Call Christmas
      Duration: 3:03
    • 11:54
      Title: A Spaceman Came Travelling
      Performer(s): Chris De Burgh
      Performer(s): Chris De Burgh
      Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chris de Burgh
      Duration: 4:15
    • 11:56
      Title: Walking In The Air
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Album: NOW That's What I Call Christmas
      Duration: 3:36

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