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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: The Bay
      Composer: Mount
      Performer(s): Metronomy
      Performer(s): Metronomy
      Album: The English Riviera, Because Music, BEC5772817
      Duration: 4:48
    • Title: The Look
      Composer: Mount
      Performer(s): Metronomy
      Performer(s): Metronomy
      Album: The English Riviera, Because Music, BEC5772817
      Duration: 4:33
    • Title: Po
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Po - Single(promo), The Daisy Label, PROMO
      Duration: 3:49
    • Title: Clowns
      Composer: Goldfrapp/Gregory
      Performer(s): Goldfrapp
      Performer(s): Goldfrapp
      Album: Seventh Tree, Mute, CDSTUMM280
      Duration: 4:05
    • Title: Cornerstone
      Composer: Turner/Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Humbug, Domino Recording Co Ltd, WIGCD220P
      Duration: 3:11
    • Title: 505
      Composer: Turner/Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare, Domino, WIGCD188
      Duration: 4:25
    • Title: Get On The Road
      Composer: Lightbody/Tired Pony
      Performer(s): Tired Pony
      Performer(s): Tired Pony
      Album: The Place We Ran From, Fiction, 2742262
      Duration: 4:42
    • Title: Yet Again
      Composer: Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Album: Shields, Warp Records, Warpcd229
      Duration: 5:15
    • Title: My Foolish Pride
      Composer: Blunt/Brookes/Burgess/Collins/Rogers
      Performer(s): The Charlatans
      Performer(s): The Charlatans
      Album: Who We Touch, Cooking Vinyl, COOKCD527
      Duration: 4:05
    • Title: Holocene
      Composer: Vernon
      Performer(s): Bon Iver
      Performer(s): Bon Iver
      Album: Wish I Was Here (Music From the Motion Picture), 4ad, PROMO
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Dancing Barefoot
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Pattie Smith
      Performer(s): Pattie Smith
      Album: Classic Albums
      Duration: 4:16
    • Title: I Really Need Love
      Composer: Butler/Fletcher/Parkin/Birkin
      Performer(s): The Bees
      Performer(s): The Bees
      Album: Every Step's A Yes, Fiction, 2750457
      Duration: 5:33

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