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

    • Title: Free Man In Paris
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell
      Album: Hits
      Duration: 3:18
    • Title: Mute
      Performer(s): Youth Lagoon
      Performer(s): Youth Lagoon
      Album: Wondrous Bughouse
      Duration: 5:20
    • Title: Police & Thieves
      Composer: The Clash
      Performer(s): The Clash
      Performer(s): The Clash
      Album: The Clash
      Duration: 6:09
    • Title: Try To Sleep
      Composer: Sparhawk/Parker
      Performer(s): Low
      Performer(s): Low
      Album: C'mon, Sony
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Eyes Be Closed
      Performer(s): Washed Out
      Performer(s): Washed Out
      Album: Within and Without, Weird World Record, WEIRD003CDP
      Duration: 5:12
    • Title: Clint Eastwood
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Album: Gorillaz
      Duration: 3:57
    • Title: 100 Acres Of Sycamore
      Composer: Regan
      Performer(s): Fionn Regan
      Performer(s): Fionn Regan
      Album: 100 Acres of Sycamore, Universal, PROMO
      Duration: 5:32
    • Title: Pieces
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Becoming a Jackal, Domino, WIGCD253P
      Duration: 5:20
    • Title: Jejune Stars
      Composer: Oberst
      Performer(s): Bright Eyes
      Performer(s): Bright Eyes
      Album: The People's Key, Polydor, 2763662
      Duration: 4:12
    • Title: Bed Of Nails
      Composer: Wild Beasts
      Performer(s): Wild Beasts
      Performer(s): Wild Beasts
      Album: Smother, Domino Records, WIGCD267
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Isis
      Performer(s): Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      Performer(s): Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      Album: IS IS - EP
      Duration: 4:12
    • Title: The Modern Age
      Composer: Casablancas
      Performer(s): The Strokes
      Performer(s): The Strokes
      Album: Is This It (recordno: Rtradecd030), Rough Trade, RTRADECD030
      Duration: 3:26

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