Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Saturday 26 October 2013

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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 on 2fm.
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    Dublin Beatles Festival

    As the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in Dublin approaches, Dave chats wth Dr Daragh Downes and Stephen Kennedy about the Dublin Beatles Festival.
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    Dublin City Marathon

    Ahead of the annual Dublin City Marathon, Dave chats with Chartered Physiotherapist Blaithin Brady and finds out some handy tips for running the marathon.
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    Frankenhouse

    Charlene Lydon from The Lighthouse Cinema talks to Dave about Frankenhouse, their Frankenstein themed film night for Halloween!
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    Disney

    On the 90th birthday of Disney, John Byrne talks to Dave about the empire that brought us all our childhood favourites.
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    Billy Joel

    Ahead of a two night sold-out gig, Dave revisits an interview he had with Billy Joel.

    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

    • Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier Byrne, John Andrew
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: No Number
      Duration: 4:01
    • Title: Strawberry Fields Forever
      Composer: Lennon Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: Blue Album 1967-1970, Apple, 7970392
      Duration: 4:03
    • Title: Gone Til November
      Composer: Wyclef Jean
      Performer(s): Wyclef Jean
      Performer(s): Wyclef Jean
      Album: Huge Hits 1998, Sony, MOODCD62
      Duration: 3:21
    • Title: Get Lucky (Radio Edit)
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Album: Get Lucky (Radio Edit), Sony
      Duration: 4:06
    • Title: Waterfall
      Composer: Squire/Brown
      Performer(s): The Stone Roses
      Performer(s): The Stone Roses
      Album: The Stone Roses (recordno: 82876536422), Silvertone, 82876536422
      Duration: 4:36
    • Title: Unbelievers
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Album: Modern Vampires of the City, XL Recordings, XLCD556
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Tongue Tied
      Performer(s): Grouplove
      Performer(s): Grouplove
      Duration: 3:51
    • Title: Unfinished Sympathy
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Duration: 5:28
    • Title: Open Your Eyes
      Composer: Lightbody/Connolly/Simpson/Quinn/Wilson
      Performer(s): Snow Patrol
      Performer(s): Snow Patrol
      Album: Open Your Eyes, Polydor, OYE1
      Duration: 3:54
    • Title: Snow White And The Seven Dwarves
      Performer(s): No Artist Credited
      Performer(s): No Artist Credited
      Duration: 9:22
    • Title: The Jungle Book - The Bare Necessities
      Composer: Gilkyson, Terry
      Performer(s): Phil Harris (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Phil Harris (Vocals)
      Album: Ultimate Disney - Disk 2, Walt Disney Records, WSMCD195 5050467582125
      Duration: 4:50
    • Title: Pinochio - I'Ve Got No Strings
      Composer: Harline, Leigh / Washington, Ned
      Performer(s): Carmen Twille (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Carmen Twille (Vocals)
      Album: Ultimate Disney - Disk 1, Walt Disney Records, WSMCD195 5050467582125
      Duration: 2:22
    • Title: The Little Mermaid - Under The Sea
      Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard
      Performer(s): Samual E. Wright (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Samual E. Wright (Vocals)
      Album: Ultimate Disney - Disk 1, Walt Disney Records, WSMCD195 5050467582125
      Duration: 3:14
    • Title: Beauty And The Beast
      Performer(s): Celine Dion/Peabo Bryson
      Performer(s): Celine Dion/Peabo Bryson
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Piano Man
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: Piano Man - The Very Best of Billy Joel
      Duration: 5:49
    • Title: Uptown Girl
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: Piano Man - The Very Best of Billy Joel
      Duration: 3:27
    • Title: Longest Time
      Composer: Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: Ultimate Collection (recordno: Sonytv98cd), Sony, SONYTV98CD
      Duration: 3:33
    • Title: Honesty
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: The Essential Billy Joel
      Duration: 4:01
    • Title: I Go To Extremes
      Composer: No Details
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: The Essential Billy Joel, No Details
      Duration: 1:00
    • Title: Leningrad
      Composer: No Details
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Album: The Essential Billy Joel, No Details
      Duration: 1:00

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