Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Thursday 28 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: You Already Know
      Composer: Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: Reflektor, Sonovox, 3752118
      Duration: 0:03:57
    • Title: Building A Wasteland
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): The Blades
      Performer(s): The Blades
      Album: Building A Wasteland - Single(promo), Reekus Records, PROMO
      Duration: 0:04:22
    • Title: The Suburbs
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: The Suburbs
      Duration: 0:05:27
    • Title: Awayland
      Composer: O'Brien, C.J.
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Awayland [Deluxe], Domino, Not Available
      Duration: 0:02:33
    • Title: Get Lucky
      Composer: THOMAS BANGALTER / HOMEM CHRISTO GUY MANUEL / NILE RODGERS / PHARRELL L WILLIAMS
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Duration: 0:04:24
    • Title: Diane Young
      Composer: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmangli
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Album: Modern Vampires of the City, Xl Recordings, B00BXQHEGI
      Duration: 0:02:54
    • Title: How Come You Never Go There
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Feist
      Performer(s): Feist
      Album: How Come You Never Go There - Single(promo), Universal, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:23
    • Title: Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
      Composer: White Stripes
      Performer(s): The White Stripes
      Performer(s): The White Stripes
      Album: White Blood Cells, Sympathy For The Record Industry, SFTRI660
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • Title: Broken Boy Soldier
      Composer: Benson/white
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Album: Broken Boy Soldiers, Xl Recordings, XLCD196
      Duration: 0:02:59
    • Title: Consoler Of The Lonely
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Album: Consolers of the Lonely, Third Man/xl Recordings, XLCD359
      Duration: 0:03:14
    • Title: Contact
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Contact - Single, Friction, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:09
    • Title: Breathe
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: No Line On the Horizon
      Duration: 0:05:11
    • Title: The Only Place
      Composer: Cosentino
      Performer(s): Best Coast
      Performer(s): Best Coast
      Album: The Only Place - Single, Wichita, WEBB341SCDP
      Duration: 0:02:39

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