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: 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: Runaway
      Composer: Berninger/Dessner
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: High Violet, 4ad, CAD3X03CD
      Duration: 5:29
    • Title: Fake Empire
      Composer: The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: Boxer, Beggars Banquet, BBQCD252
      Duration: 3:36
    • Title: Charlie Darwin
      Composer: Miller/Prystowsky
      Performer(s): The Low Anthem
      Performer(s): The Low Anthem
      Album: Oh My God, Charlie Darwi, Bella Union, BELLACD202X
      Duration: 4:28
    • Title: All Things Must Pass
      Composer: Harrison
      Performer(s): George Harrison
      Performer(s): George Harrison
      Album: Songs By George Harrison, Apple, 5099996501924
      Duration: 3:43
    • Title: Circutal
      Performer(s): My Morning Jacket
      Performer(s): My Morning Jacket
      Album: Circuital, Ato Records, VVR770978
      Duration: 4:24
    • Title: Lola
      Performer(s): The Kinks
      Performer(s): The Kinks
      Album: Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of the Kinks and Ray Davies
      Duration: 4:20
    • Title: Graveyard
      Composer: Egan
      Performer(s): Jape
      Performer(s): Jape
      Album: Ritual (recordno: Vvr1050502p), V2 Records, VVR1050502P
      Duration: 5:28
    • Title: How Come You Never Go There
      Composer: Leslie Feist
      Performer(s): Feist
      Performer(s): Feist
      Album: Metals, Polydor, 2779122
      Duration: 3:43
    • Title: Comfortably Numb
      Performer(s): Pink Floyd
      Performer(s): Pink Floyd
      Album: A Foot In the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd (Remastered)
      Duration: 6:33
    • Title: The Bewlay Brothers
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Album: Hunky Dory, Emi, CDEMC3572
      Duration: 5:18
    • Title: I Kill Your Love, Baby!
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): I Break Horses
      Performer(s): I Break Horses
      Album: Hearts, Bella Union, BELLACD279P
      Duration: 4:43
    • Title: Down In The Street Below
      Composer: Hannon
      Performer(s): The Divine Comedy
      Performer(s): The Divine Comedy
      Album: Bang Goes The Knighthood, Dcr, DCRL101P
      Duration: 5:07
    • Title: Hope Theres Someone
      Composer: Antony
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Album: I Am A Bird Now, Routh Trade Records, RTRADCD223
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Leaving New York
      Composer: Buck/Mills/Stipe
      Performer(s): Rem
      Performer(s): Rem
      Album: Around The Sun, Warner, 9362489112
      Duration: 4:41
    • Title: The Rip
      Composer: Barrow/Gibbons/Utley
      Performer(s): Portishead
      Performer(s): Portishead
      Album: Third, Go Discs, 1764013
      Duration: 4:26

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