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: Wor
      Composer: Django Django
      Performer(s): Django Django
      Performer(s): Django Django
      Album: Django Django, Because, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:44
    • Title: Seen It All
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Album: Seen It All, Universal, Not Available
      Duration: 0:02:39
    • Title: Dissolve Me
      Composer: Newman/unger-hamilton/sainsbury/green
      Performer(s): Alt-j
      Performer(s): Alt-j
      Album: An Awesome Wave, Infectious/pias, INFECT134CDP
      Duration: 0:03:55
    • Title: Ragoo
      Composer: C Followill/n Followill/j Followill/m Followill
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Album: Because Of The Times (recordno: Hmd55), Hand Me Down, HMD55
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • Title: Stylo
      Composer: Gorillaz/mos Def
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Album: Stylo - Radio Edit(promo), Emi, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:51
    • Title: Diane Young
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Performer(s): Vampire Weekend
      Album: Diane Young - Single, Not Available, Not Available
      Duration: 0:02:39
    • Title: Baby's Arms
      Composer: Agnello, John
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Album: Smoke Ring For My Halo, Matador, ole 935 2
      Duration: 0:03:52
    • Title: Everything In Its Right Place
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: The Best of Radiohead, Parlophone, 2163052
      Duration: 0:04:21
    • Title: Bloodflood
      Composer: Newman/unger-hamilton/sainsbury/green
      Performer(s): Alt-j
      Performer(s): Alt-j
      Album: An Awesome Wave, Infectious/pias, INFECT134CDP
      Duration: 0:04:05
    • Title: 505
      Composer: Turner/arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare, Domino, WIGCD188
      Duration: 0:04:25
    • Title: Billie Holiday
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Warpaint
      Performer(s): Warpaint
      Album: Billie Holiday - Radio Mix(promo), Rough Trade, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:35
    • Title: Cornerstone
      Composer: Turner/arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Humbug, Domino Recording Co Ltd, WIGCD220P
      Duration: 0:03:11
    • Title: Sky Blue Sky
      Composer: Tweedy
      Performer(s): Tweedy
      Performer(s): Tweedy
      Album: Sky Blue Sky, Nonesuch, 7559-79979-8
      Duration: 0:03:23
    • Title: One Sunday Morning
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Duration: 0:12:18
    • Title: Demons
      Composer: The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: Trouble Will Find Me, 4AD, CAD3315CD
      Duration: 0:03:29

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