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    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

    • 09:47 p.m.
      Title: Station to Station
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s):
      Album: Station to Station (Deluxe Edition), n/a
      Duration: 0:10:13
    • Title: Heroes
      Composer: Bowie/eno
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s):
      Album: Best Of Bowie (recordno: 5398212), EMI, 5398212
      Duration: 0:03:32
    • Title: Too Much
      Composer: Stevens
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens
      Performer(s):
      Album: Too Much - Short Version(promo), Asthmatic Kitty, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:53
    • Title: Shake Your Hips
      Composer: Moore
      Performer(s): The Rolling Stones
      Performer(s):
      Album: Exile On Main Street, Polydor, 2701640
      Duration: 0:02:57
    • Title: One Of Us Must Know (sooner Or Later)
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s):
      Album: Blonde On Blonde, Cbs, CDCBS22130
      Duration: 0:04:52
    • Title: You Already Know
      Composer: Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s):
      Album: Reflektor, Sonovox, 3752118
      Duration: 0:03:57
    • Title: Contact
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s):
      Album: Contact - Single, Friction, Not Available
      Duration: 0:03:09
    • Title: Don Quixote
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s):
      Album: Don Quixote - Single(promo), Universal, PROMO
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: Lion's Share
      Composer: Wild Beasts
      Performer(s): Wild Beasts
      Performer(s):
      Album: Smother, Domino Records, WIGCD267
      Duration: 0:04:14
    • Title: Cinnamon Girl
      Composer: Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s):
      Album: Greatest Hits (recordno: 9362-48935-2), Reprise Records, 9362-48935-2
      Duration: 0:02:58
    • Title: One Life Stand
      Composer: Hot Chip
      Performer(s): Hot Chip
      Performer(s):
      Album: One Life Stand - Single, Parlophone, CDRDJ6791
      Duration: 0:03:22
    • Title: Motion Sickness
      Composer: Hot Chip
      Performer(s): Hot Chip
      Performer(s):
      Album: In Our Heads, Domino, WIGCD293
      Duration: 0:05:18
    • Title: Kids
      Composer: Vanwyngarden/goldwasser
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s):
      Album: Sony Bmg Ones To Watch(promo), Sony Bmg, PROMO
      Duration: 0:03:50
    • Title: Electric Feel
      Composer: Van Wyngarden/goldwasser/berman
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s):
      Album: Chilled Acoustic, Ministry Of Sound, MOSCD213
      Duration: 0:03:44
    • Title: Brian Eno
      Composer: Vanwyngarden/goldwasser
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s):
      Album: Congratulations (recordno: 88697453352), Columbia, 88697453352
      Duration: 0:04:29
    • Title: Flash Delirium
      Composer: Vanwyngarden/goldwasser
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s):
      Album: Congratulations (recordno: 88697453352), Columbia, 88697453352
      Duration: 0:04:14
    • Title: Song For Dan Treacy
      Composer: Vanwyngarden/goldwasser
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s):
      Album: Congratulations (recordno: 88697453352), Columbia, 88697453352
      Duration: 0:04:07
    • Title: Stir It Up
      Composer: Marley
      Performer(s): Bob Marley
      Performer(s):
      Album: Original Cuts, Universal, 0602498671092
      Duration: 0:05:20
    • Title: Push The Sky Away
      Performer(s): Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
      Performer(s):
      Album: Push the Sky Away, Bad Seed Ltd, BS001CD
      Duration: 0:03:59
    • Title: Camera Talk
      Composer: Local Natives
      Performer(s): Local Natives
      Performer(s):
      Album: Gorilla Manor (recordno: Infect109cdp), Infectious, INFECT109CDP
      Duration: 0:03:41
    • Title: Ants
      Composer: Ham Sandwich
      Performer(s): Ham Sandwich
      Performer(s):
      Album: Ham Sandwich 07.10.2010, N/a, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:08
    • Title: Don't Mind Me
      Composer: O Emperor
      Performer(s): O Emperor
      Performer(s):
      Album: Hither Thither, Universal, 2749475
      Duration: 0:04:10
    • Title: The Mighty Quinn
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:02:53
    • Title: Retrograde
      Composer: James Blake
      Performer(s): James Blake
      Performer(s):
      Album: Overgrown (Deluxe Edition), 0253732472
      Duration: 0:03:58

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