Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Thursday 19 December 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: Wor
      Composer: Django Django
      Performer(s): Django Django
      Performer(s): Django Django
      Album: Django Django, Because, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:44
    • Title: Salute Your Solution
      Composer: Benson/white
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Performer(s): The Raconteurs
      Album: Salute Your Solution - Single(promo), Xl Recordings, PROMO
      Duration: 0:02:59
    • Title: Reckoner
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: In Rainbows, Not Available
      Duration: 0:05:00
    • Title: Wolf Like Me
      Performer(s): Tv On The Radio
      Performer(s): Tv On The Radio
      Album: Return to Cookie Mountain, 4ad, CAD2607CD
      Duration: 0:05:01
    • 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: Spitting Blood
      Performer(s): Wu Lyf
      Performer(s): Wu Lyf
      Album: Go Tell Fire to the Mountain, Pias, LYF003
      Duration: 0:03:54
    • Title: ANGELS
      Composer: MADLEY CROFT, ROMY ANNASMITH, JAMES THOMASSIM, OLIVER DAVID
      Performer(s): THE XX
      Performer(s): THE XX
      Album: Coexist, XL
      Duration: 0:02:52
    • Title: Mysteries
      Composer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      Performer(s): Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      Performer(s): Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      Album: Show Your Bones, Dress Up, 9877235
      Duration: 0:02:47
    • Title: And It Stoned Me
      Composer: Morrison, Van
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Album: Moondance Expanded Edition - Disc 1 (The Remastered Album), Warner Brothers, 8122796384
      Duration: 0:04:28
    • Title: Into The Mystic
      Composer: Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Album: Moondance (recordno: 7599-27326-2), Warner Bros, 7599-27326-2
      Duration: 0:03:27
    • Title: Crazy Love
      Composer: Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Album: Moondance (recordno: 7599-27326-2), Warner Bros, 7599-27326-2
      Duration: 0:02:34
    • Title: Curves Of The Needle
      Composer: Brewis/brewis
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Album: Measure(promo), Memphis Industries, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:51
    • Title: Fleetwood
      Composer: Minutes
      Performer(s): The Minutes
      Performer(s): The Minutes
      Album: Fleetwood - Radio Edit(promo), Model Citizen, PROMO
      Duration: 0:02:27
    • Title: Contact
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Album: Contact - Single, Friction, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:09

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