Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Tuesday 26 November 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

    • Title: On A Sunlit Stage
      Composer: O'Brien
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: On A Sunlit Stage - Single, Domino
      Duration: 3:39
    • Title: Straight Through The Sun
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): And So I Watch You From Afar
      Performer(s): And So I Watch You From Afar
      Album: Straight Through The Sun - Single(promo), PROMO
      Duration: 4:01
    • Title: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Album: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia, 5123482
      Duration: 3:36
    • Title: Nothing To Say
      Composer: Cornell/Thayil
      Performer(s): Soundgarden
      Performer(s): Soundgarden
      Album: A-sides, A&m Records, 540 833-2
      Duration: 3:54
    • Title: Demons
      Composer: The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: Trouble Will Find Me, 4AD, CAD3315CD
      Duration: 3:44
    • Title: I Need My Girl
      Composer: The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: Trouble Will Find Me, 4AD, CAD3315CD
      Duration: 4:20
    • Title: Come Together
      Composer: Lennon Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: 1, Apple, 5299702
      Duration: 4:29
    • Title: Forget
      Composer: La Havas
      Performer(s): Lianne La Havas
      Performer(s): Lianne La Havas
      Album: Is Your Love Big Enough, Warner Bros Records
      Duration: 3:47
    • Title: Majesty
      Performer(s): Warpaint
      Performer(s): Warpaint
      Album: The Fool(promo), Rough Trade, PROMO
      Duration: 3:14
    • Title: Land Of The Living
      Composer: O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Vitreous, KF 024
      Duration: 3:16
    • Title: Your Protector
      Composer: Pecknold
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Album: Fleet Foxes, Bella Union, BELLACD167
      Duration: 4:22
    • Title: Daft Punk Are Playing At My House
      Composer: James Murphy
      Performer(s): Lcd Soundsystem
      Performer(s): Lcd Soundsystem
      Album: Daft Punk Are Playing At My House - Single, Emi, DFAEMI2143CD
      Duration: 3:19
    • Title: Drunk Girls
      Composer: Murphy
      Performer(s): Lcd Soundsystem
      Performer(s): Lcd Soundsystem
      Album: This Is Happening, Parlophone, DFA 22503
      Duration: 3:39
    • Title: Cinematic Lifestyle
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Hudson Taylor
      Performer(s): Hudson Taylor
      Album: Cinematic Lifestyle, Universal
      Duration: 2:45

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