Dave Fanning

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    Dave brings in his record bag of hand-picked music for your delectation. Mon - Thurs 2000 - 2200

    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

    • 08:14 p.m.
      Title: More News From Nowhere
      Composer: Cave/ellis/casey/sclavunos
      Performer(s): Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
      Performer(s): Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
      Album: More News From Nowhere - Single Version, Mute, CDMUTE390
      Duration: 0:03:59
    • Title: On A Sunlit Stage
      Composer: O'brien
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: On A Sunlit Stage - Single, Domino, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:39
    • Title: Tear It All Apart
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Album: Tear It All Apart - Single, Not Available, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:52
    • Title: Top Shelf
      Composer: Franko Franko
      Performer(s): Franko Franko
      Performer(s): Franko Franko
      Duration: 0:05:00
    • Title: Electric Ballroom
      Composer: Dirty Epics
      Performer(s): Dirty Epics
      Performer(s): Dirty Epics
      Album: One Way Mirror, N/a
      Duration: 0:03:58
    • Title: Erman Gau
      Composer: O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Duration: 0:03:55
    • Title: Contact
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Contact - Single, Friction, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:09
    • Title: Soft In The Head
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Vitreous, Not Available, Not Available
      Duration: 0:02:46
    • Title: Seratonin
      Composer: Simple Kid
      Performer(s): Simple Kid
      Performer(s): Simple Kid
      Duration: 0:05:56
    • Title: Too Bad
      Composer: Matthew/Eamonn and Paul Finnegan
      Performer(s): The Would Be's
      Performer(s): The Would Be's
      Album: Beautiful Mess, Fifa Records, FICD008
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: LAY MY BURDEN DOWN
      Composer: O'DONOVAN, AOIFE MARIA
      Performer(s): AOIFE O'DONOVAN
      Performer(s): AOIFE O'DONOVAN
      Album: Fossils, YEP ROC RECORDS
      Duration: 0:03:37
    • Title: Sinking Ships
      Composer: Clarke
      Performer(s): Dave Clarke
      Performer(s): Dave Clarke
      Album: Hey You, n/a
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: Loftholdingswood
      Composer: Microdisney
      Performer(s): Microdisney
      Performer(s): Microdisney
      Duration: 0:07:00

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