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    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: Wakin On A Pretty Day
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Album: Wakin On a Pretty Daze
      Duration: 9:45
    • Title: Souljacker Part 1
      Composer: Everett/Siegel
      Performer(s): Eels
      Performer(s): Eels
      Album: Essential Eels Vol 1, Geffen, 1759813
      Duration: 3:14
    • Title: Les Artistes
      Composer: White/Hill
      Performer(s): Santigold
      Performer(s): Santigold
      Album: Santogold, Lizard King/atlantic, 5051442830828
      Duration: 3:21
    • Title: Make It Wit Chu
      Composer: Homme/Johannes/Melchiondo
      Performer(s): Queens Of The Stone Age
      Performer(s): Queens Of The Stone Age
      Album: Make It Wit Chu - Single, Interscope Records, QUEMAKECDP1
      Duration: 3:49
    • Title: Big Red Dragon
      Composer: Little Green Cars / Stevie Appleby
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Album: Absolute Zero, Glassnote, GLS-0132-02
      Duration: 4:16
    • Title: Harper Lee
      Composer: Little Green Cars / Stevie Appleby
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Performer(s): Little Green Cars
      Album: Absolute Zero, Glassnote, GLS-0132-02
      Duration: 3:29
    • Title: One Sunday Morning
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Performer(s): Tweedy, Jeff
      Duration: 12:18
    • Title: 10 Mile Stereo
      Composer: Legrand
      Performer(s): Beach House
      Performer(s): Beach House
      Album: Teen Dream, Bella Union, BELLACD225
      Duration: 5:02
    • Title: First Of My Kind
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Miles Kane
      Performer(s): Miles Kane
      Album: First of My Kind - EP, Sony
      Duration: 3:12
    • Title: Creep
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: The Best of Radiohead
      Duration: 4:08
    • 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: 2:54
    • Title: Lost And Found
      Composer: Mason
      Performer(s): Steve Mason
      Performer(s): Steve Mason
      Album: Boys Outside, Double Six, DS028CDP
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: Pray For Rain
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Album: Heligoland, Virgin, CDV3070
      Duration: 3:58
    • Title: Splitting The Atom
      Composer: Del Naja/Marshall/Davidge/Albarn
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Album: Heligoland, Virgin, CDV3070
      Duration: 5:12
    • Title: House Of Cards
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: In Rainbows
      Duration: 5:39
    • Title: Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
      Composer: Trad Arr Plant/Miller
      Performer(s): Robert Plant
      Performer(s): Robert Plant
      Album: Band of Joy, Es Paranza, 2748331
      Duration: 4:24
    • Title: Blue Blood
      Composer: Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Performer(s): Foals
      Album: Total Life Forever, Transgressive, 5051865913726
      Duration: 5:15
    • Title: Northern Skies
      Composer: Bramwell
      Performer(s): I Am Kloot
      Performer(s): I Am Kloot
      Album: Sky At Night, Shepherd Moon, SM002
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: Baby's Arms
      Composer: Agnello, John
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Performer(s): Kurt Vile
      Album: Smoke Ring for My Halo (Bonus Track Version), Matador, ole 935 2
      Duration: 3:52
    • Title: A Sort Of Homecoming
      Composer: U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: Wide Awake In America (Live) - EP, Island, CID102
      Duration: 5:22
    • Title: I'Ll Be Back
      Composer: Lennon/Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: A Hard Days Night, Emi, 7464372
      Duration: 2:18
    • Title: I Want You
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Performer(s): Kings Of Leon
      Album: Only By the Night, Rca, 88697351992
      Duration: 3:56
    • Title: Ghetto Stars
      Composer: Tricky/Belmonte
      Performer(s): Tricky
      Performer(s): Tricky
      Album: Mixed Race (Bonus Version), Domino, WIGCD256P
      Duration: 3:23
    • Title: Family Tree
      Composer: Adebimpe
      Performer(s): Tv On The Radio
      Performer(s): Tv On The Radio
      Album: Dear Science, 4ad, CAD2821CD
      Duration: 5:30
    • Title: Queenie Eye
      Performer(s): Paul Mccartney
      Performer(s): Paul Mccartney
      Album: NEW (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 3:58

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