Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Sunday 10 August 2014

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    Dave Fanning

    Ronan McCaul brings you music from 10am to midday this 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

    • 10:07
      Title: Scream (Funk My Life Up)
      Performer(s): Paolo Nutini
      Performer(s): Paolo Nutini
      Album: Caustic Love
      Duration: 3:24
    • 10:10
      Title: She Said
      Performer(s): Plan B
      Performer(s): Plan B
      Album: The Defamation of Strickland Banks
      Duration: 3:42
    • 10:13
      Title: Gold On The Ceiling
      Composer: Auerbach/Carney/Burton
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Performer(s): The Black Keys
      Album: El Camino, 7559796331
      Duration: 3:56
    • 10:21
      Title: Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)
      Performer(s): Klangkarussell
      Performer(s): Klangkarussell
      Album: Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain) - Single
      Duration: 3:51
    • 10:26
      Title: Sedated
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Hozier (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:39
    • 10:31
      Title: Ugly Heart
      Performer(s): G.R.L.
      Performer(s): G.R.L.
      Album: Ugly Heart - Single
      Duration: 3:34
    • 10:34
      Title: It Means Nothing
      Performer(s): Stereophonics
      Performer(s): Stereophonics
      Album: Decade In the Sun - Best of Stereophonics (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:59
    • 10:38
      Title: Good Girl
      Performer(s): Alexis Jordan
      Performer(s): Alexis Jordan
      Album: Alexis Jordan
      Duration: 3:48
    • 10:41
      Title: Miss Independent
      Performer(s): Ne-Yo
      Performer(s): Ne-Yo
      Album: Year of the Gentleman
      Duration: 4:04
    • 10:49
      Title: Lay Me Down
      Performer(s): Avicii
      Performer(s): Avicii
      Album: True
      Duration: 5:12
    • 10:52
      Title: One More Day (Stay With Me)
      Performer(s): Example
      Performer(s): Example
      Album: One More Day (Stay with Me) - Single
      Duration: 3:41
    • 11:10
      Title: Star Guitar
      Performer(s): The Chemical Brothers
      Performer(s): The Chemical Brothers
      Album: Star Guitar
      Duration: 4:12
    • 11:17
      Title: Team
      Performer(s): Lorde
      Performer(s): Lorde
      Album: Pure Heroine
      Duration: 3:28
    • 11:20
      Title: Jigsaw
      Composer: Sheridan
      Performer(s): Ryan Sheridan
      Performer(s): Ryan Sheridan
      Album: Jigsaw - Single, Rubyworks, RWXCD78P
      Duration: 3:33
    • 11:43
      Title: Take Back The Night
      Performer(s): Justin Timberlake
      Performer(s): Justin Timberlake
      Album: The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2
      Duration: 4:49
    • 11:56
      Title: Birthday
      Performer(s): Katy Perry
      Performer(s): Katy Perry
      Album: PRISM (Deluxe)
      Duration: 3:50

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