Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Thursday 26 December 2013

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    Dave brings in his record bag of hand-picked music for your delectation. Mon - Thurs1900- 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: No Line On The Horizon
      Composer: U2/Bono/Eno/Lanois
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: No Line On The Horizon (recordno: 1796028), Universal/island, 1796028
      Duration: 4:07
    • Title: Ordinary Love
      Composer: Bono
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
      Duration: 3:50
    • Title: Suffragette City
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Album: Changes One Bowie, Rca, PD81732
      Duration: 3:23
    • 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: Grace Under Pressure
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Album: Cast of Thousands, V2 Records, VVR1021812
      Duration: 4:22
    • Title: There Goes The Fear
      Composer: Goodwin/Williams
      Performer(s): Doves
      Performer(s): Doves
      Album: The X List, Virgin, VTDCD520
      Duration: 4:47
    • Title: No Woman No Cry
      Performer(s): Bob Marley And The Wailers
      Performer(s): Bob Marley And The Wailers
      Album: Legend (recordno: 8462102), Island, 8462102
      Duration: 7:02
    • Title: The Box
      Composer: P & P Hartnoll
      Performer(s): Orbital
      Performer(s): Orbital
      Album: Into The Blue, Polygram Tv, 5556652
      Duration: 4:14
    • Title: Remember Last Time
      Performer(s): Avi Buffalo
      Performer(s): Avi Buffalo
      Album: Avi Buffalo, Sub Pop, SPCD865
      Duration: 5:58
    • Title: Quicksand
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Album: Hunky Dory, Emi, CDEMC3572
      Duration: 5:00
    • Title: Paradise Circus
      Composer: Del Naja/Marshall/Sandoval/Jackson/Brown
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Performer(s): Massive Attack
      Album: Heligoland, Virgin, CDV3070
      Duration: 5:07
    • Title: White As Snow
      Composer: U2/Bono/Eno/Lanois
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: No Line On The Horizon (recordno: 1796028), Universal/island, 1796028
      Duration: 4:37
    • Title: On Melancholy Hill
      Composer: Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Album: Plastic Beach, Parlophone, 5099962616621
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: The Pulse
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): The Magic Numbers
      Performer(s): The Magic Numbers
      Album: The Pulse - Radio Edit, Heavenly Recordings, HVN196P
      Duration: 4:04
    • Title: Leaders Of The Free World
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Album: Leaders of the Free World, V2 Records, VVR1032552
      Duration: 3:46
    • Title: Seen It All
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Album: Seen It All, Universal
      Duration: 2:39
    • Title: Boyfriend
      Performer(s): Best Coast
      Performer(s): Best Coast
      Album: Crazy for You
      Duration: 2:43
    • Title: Until The End Of The World
      Composer: U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: Achtung Baby, Island, CIDU28
      Duration: 4:36
    • Title: 1000 Years
      Composer: Skelly/Skelly/Southall
      Performer(s): The Coral
      Performer(s): The Coral
      Album: Butterfly House, Deltasonic, DLTCD 086
      Duration: 2:45
    • Title: Watch That Man
      Composer: Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Performer(s): David Bowie
      Album: Aladdin Sane, Emi, 5830122
      Duration: 4:21
    • Title: Runaway
      Composer: Berninger/Dessner
      Performer(s): The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: High Violet, 4ad, CAD3X03CD
      Duration: 5:29
    • Title: Stylo
      Composer: Gorillaz/Mos Def
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Performer(s): Gorillaz
      Album: Stylo - Radio Edit(promo), Emi, PROMO
      Duration: 3:51
    • Title: Breathe
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s): U2
      Album: No Line On the Horizon
      Duration: 5:11

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