Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Monday 21 October 2013

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    Dave Fanning

    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

    • 09:51 p.m.
      Title: No Return
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Album: God Is An Astronaut (Remastered)
      Duration: 0:05:35
    • Title: Knocks
      Composer: Hannigan
      Performer(s): Lisa Hannigan
      Performer(s): Lisa Hannigan
      Duration: 0:03:55
    • Title: Bad live)
      Composer: U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Duration: 0:08:00
    • Title: Strip The City
      Composer: Mitchell/nolan/serrano
      Performer(s): Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
      Performer(s): Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
      Album: The Devil In Music, Crude Media Records/cavallerro, CMRCD1101
      Duration: 0:03:29
    • Title: Be My Friend Awhile
      Composer: Walsh
      Performer(s): Pugwash
      Performer(s): Pugwash
      Album: The Olympus Sound, Emi, CDPUG1
      Duration: 0:04:10
    • Title: Bite Your Tongue
      Composer: Leaders of Men
      Performer(s): Leaders of Men
      Performer(s): Leaders of Men
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: Julian
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): The Devlins
      Performer(s): The Devlins
      Album: Julian - Single(promo), N/a, PROMO
      Duration: 0:04:04
    • Title: Daughter of the Everglades
      Composer: Gallaghers
      Performer(s): Rory Gallagher
      Performer(s): Rory Gallagher
      Album: BBC Sessions (Live), n/a
      Duration: 0:06:07
    • Title: The Space I Occupy
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Windings
      Performer(s): Windings
      Album: The Space I Occupy/the Hassle, Out On A Limb Records, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:43
    • Title: Phantasmagoria Blues
      Composer: Lanegan
      Performer(s): Mark Lanegan
      Performer(s): Mark Lanegan
      Duration: 0:05:14
    • Title: All In This Together
      Composer: Propeller Palms
      Performer(s): Propeller Palms
      Performer(s): Propeller Palms
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: Gone Forever
      Composer: Flannery
      Performer(s): Mick Flannery
      Performer(s): Mick Flannery
      Album: Gone Forever (promo), Emi, PROMO
      Duration: 0:02:26
    • Title: Look Da, No Hands
      Composer: O'Neill
      Performer(s): C. O'Neill and co.
      Performer(s): C. O'Neill and co.
      Duration: 0:04:50
    • Title: Love Interru
      Composer: White
      Performer(s): Jack White
      Performer(s): Jack White
      Duration: 0:02:09
    • Title: Foreground
      Composer: Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Album: Veckatimest, Warp, WARPCD182
      Duration: 0:03:29

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