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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

    • 20:36
      Title: Dear Friend
      Performer(s): Jonathan Wilson
      Performer(s): Jonathan Wilson
      Album: Fanfare
      Duration: 7:27
    • Title: Get Lucky
      Composer: Thomas Bangalter / Homem Christo Guy Manuel / Nile Rodgers / Pharrell L Williams
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams
      Duration: 4:24
    • Title: You Already Know
      Composer: Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: Reflektor, Sonovox, 3752118
      Duration: 4:12
    • Title: Windowsill
      Composer: Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Performer(s): Arcade Fire
      Album: Neon Bible, Merge Records, NEONCJ1
      Duration: 4:11
    • Title: 505
      Composer: Turner/Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare, Domino, WIGCD188
      Duration: 4:25
    • Title: My Propeller
      Composer: Turner/Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Performer(s): Arctic Monkeys
      Album: Humbug, Domino Recording Co Ltd, WIGCD220P
      Duration: 3:22
    • Title: Someday
      Composer: Casablancas
      Performer(s): The Strokes
      Performer(s): The Strokes
      Album: Is This It (recordno: Rtradecd030), Rough Trade, RTRADECD030
      Duration: 3:02
    • Title: Perfect Day
      Composer: Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Performer(s): Lou Reed
      Album: Transformer, RCA, 74321 601812
      Duration: 4:29
    • Title: One Day
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Album: In a Perfect World, Sony
      Duration: 4:30
    • Title: Javelin Unlanding
      Composer: Callahan
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Album: Dream River
      Duration: 4:46
    • Title: Yet Again
      Composer: Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Performer(s): Grizzly Bear
      Album: Shields, Warp Records, Warpcd229
      Duration: 5:15
    • Title: Slumville Sunrise
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Album: Shangri La
      Duration: 3:11
    • Title: Someone Told Me
      Composer: Bugg,J
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Performer(s): Jake Bugg
      Album: Jake Bugg, Mercury Records
      Duration: 2:37

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