Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Thursday 14 November 2013

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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: Wakin' On A Pretty Day
      Composer: Vile
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Album: The Spectacular Now (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
      Duration: 9:10
    • Title: This Is It (2fm Session)
      Composer: O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: 2FM Session - 29.10.2013
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: Myth
      Performer(s): Beach House
      Performer(s): Beach House
      Duration: 4:09
    • Title: Dear Friend
      Performer(s): Jonathan Wilson
      Performer(s): Jonathan Wilson
      Album: Fanfare
      Duration: 7:27
    • Title: Mason On The Boundary
      Composer: Hannon/Walsh
      Performer(s): The Duckworth Lewis Method
      Performer(s): The Duckworth Lewis Method
      Album: The Duckworth Lewis Method, 1969 Records, DLM002
      Duration: 4:19
    • Title: Astromancy
      Composer: Mgmt
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Duration: 5:10
    • Title: Venus In Furs
      Composer: Lou Reed
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground And Nico
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground And Nico
      Album: 065 625-2
      Duration: 1:12
    • Title: The Feast
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Katie Kim
      Performer(s): Katie Kim
      Album: Cover And Flood, Flaming June
      Duration: 2:19
    • Title: Heartbreaker
      Composer: Minutes
      Performer(s): The Minutes
      Performer(s): The Minutes
      Album: Marcata(promo), Model Citizen, PROMO
      Duration: 2:05
    • Title: Property Of Jesus
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor
      Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor
      Album: Chimes Of Freedom, Amnesty International
      Duration: 3:33
    • Title: Lying On A Deathbed
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Jape
      Performer(s): Jape
      Album: Lying On A Deathbed - Single(promo), PROMO
      Duration: 5:15
    • Title: Caravan
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Album: Original Album
      Duration: 5:09

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