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    Dave Fanning Saturday 7 September 2013


    Dave Fanning

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


    Football Opera

    The Fringe is looking for GAA fans, preferably Dubs fans, to take part in a play this coming week.....which should be fun........it's called Fair Balls T'Yis - A Football Opera and Ashling Murray and Paul Tighe explain.... 

    The show is on in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in TCD from Tuesday next, 10th September to Sunday. It is 45 minutes long, admission is €14.00 and wear your Dubs jersey if you have one.

    For more information contact Ashline at projects@fringefest.com, tel: (01) 670 6106.  website: http://www.fringefest.com



    Time Travel Movies

    This week, Richard Curtis, the British writer and director who gave us Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, presents us with what is said to be his last directorial effort - a romantic comedy about a guy whose father tells him that all the men in his family can travel through time...so yes, it’s another time travel movie, of which Hollywood has given us plenty.

    It’s called About Time, and stars Rachel McAdams and our own Domhnall Gleeson– it’s received mixed reviews from critics. Evening Herald movie critic Chris Wasser has seen it.


    Emile Sande

    Emile Sande is coming to Ireland on 26th September as part of the Arthur's Day celebrations. She chats to Dave.


    Student Renting

    If you’ve just done the Leaving and you’ve been lucky enough to get a place in college, you’re probably looking for somewhere to lay your hat for the next year... If it’s your first time renting it can be a daunting prospect - while you’re not looking for a palace you don’t want to sign up for a dingy damp rabbit hole either........

    Denise McCarthy, Vice President for Welfare with the Union of Students in Ireland, gives us a few pointers.


    Roger Waters

    In advance of The Wall at the Aviva in Dublin on September 18th, Dave chats to Roger Waters. Full interview will air on Wednesday night's show.

    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.

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