Dave Fanning

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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

    • 20:33
      Title: Teardrop
      Composer: Del Naja/Marshall/Vowles/Fraser
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Album: Q 1998 Best, Q Magazine, Q MAGAZINE
      Duration: 5:24
    • 20:46
      Title: Pray For Rain
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Duration: 6:55
    • 21:35
      Title: Blue Monday
      Performer(s): New Order
      Performer(s): New Order
      Album: Singles
      Duration: 7:40
    • 21:52
      Title: Autumn Song
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Album: Origins
      Duration: 3:58
    • Title: Black And White
      Composer: Alien Empire
      Performer(s): Alien Empire
      Performer(s): Alien Empire
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Time To Run
      Composer: Lord Huron
      Performer(s): Lord Huron
      Performer(s): Lord Huron
      Duration: 5:12
    • Title: Like A Hurricane
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Neil Young: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 8:30
    • Title: Samurai
      Composer: Connolly
      Performer(s): Niall Connolly
      Performer(s): Niall Connolly
      Duration: 4:54
    • Title: Come On
      Composer: Dowling, Cat
      Performer(s): Cat Dowling
      Performer(s): Cat Dowling
      Album: Come On (Single), Can Do Records, Promo
      Duration: 2:47
    • Title: Mute
      Performer(s): Youth Lagoon
      Performer(s): Youth Lagoon
      Album: Wondrous Bughouse
      Duration: 6:00
    • Title: One Sunday Morning
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Duration: 12:18
    • Title: Bullet In A Gun
      Composer: Delorentos
      Performer(s): Delorentos
      Performer(s): Delorentos
      Album: Little Sparks, Delorentos
      Duration: 2:47
    • Title: Tokyo Storm
      Composer: Costello
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello And Attractions
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello And Attractions
      Duration: 7:00
    • Title: Glastonbury Song
      Composer: Mike Scott
      Performer(s): The Waterboys
      Performer(s): The Waterboys
      Duration: 3:54
    • Title: Hot Tramp
      Composer: Tuohy/Mcgarry/Dalton/Byrne
      Performer(s): The Riptide Movement
      Performer(s): The Riptide Movement
      Album: Keep On Hangin On, The Riptide Movement, TRM002
      Duration: 3:13
    • Title: Siberean
      Composer: Mgmt
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Duration: 13:06

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