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    PHIL CHEVRON TRIBUTE SHOW

    Dozens of Ireland's best known musicians turned up at the Olympia, Dublin on the night of August 24. Dave Fanning presented the show live on 2xm that night and here is the full show including the bits that were not broadcast that night

    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: Rainy Night In Soho
      Composer: Mcgowan
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Album: The Rocky Road (feat. The Dubliners)
      Duration: 7:12
    • Title: Enemies
      Composer: P. Chevron
      Performer(s): The Radiators From Space
      Performer(s): The Radiators From Space
      Duration: 2:57
    • Title: Lorelei
      Composer: P. Chevron
      Performer(s): Camille O'Sullivan
      Performer(s): Camille O'Sullivan
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: Song Of The Faithful Departed
      Composer: P. Chevron
      Performer(s): Hot House Flowers
      Performer(s): Hot House Flowers
      Duration: 4:56
    • Title: Downmarket
      Composer: Cleary
      Performer(s): Paul Cleary
      Performer(s): Paul Cleary
      Duration: 4:08
    • Title: Green Fields Of France
      Composer: Bogle
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Duration: 4:56
    • Title: Thousands Are Sailing
      Composer: P. Chevron
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Duration: 5:38
    • Title: Kitty Ricketts
      Composer: P.Chevron
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Duration: 3:34
    • Title: Dearg Doom
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Performer(s): Horslips
      Album: Treasury - The Very Best Of Horslips
      Duration: 3:17
    • Title: Television Screen
      Composer: P.Chevron
      Performer(s): Radiators From Space/Horslips
      Performer(s): Radiators From Space/Horslips
      Duration: 2:04
    • Title: Click Click Boom
      Composer: Moore/Darcy/Macnamee/Farrell/Murphy
      Performer(s): Ham Sandwich
      Performer(s): Ham Sandwich
      Album: Ceol '09, Route 109 Recording Company, ROU005
      Duration: 3:18
    • Title: Only Losers Take The Bus
      Composer: Coughlan
      Performer(s): Fatima Mansions
      Performer(s): Fatima Mansions
      Duration: 4:54
    • Title: Brownsville Girl
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Album: Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
      Duration: 16:23
    • Title: Mommy And Daddy
      Composer: Simple Kid
      Performer(s): Simple Kid
      Performer(s): Simple Kid
      Duration: 6:00
    • Title: The Meaning Of The Ritual
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Becoming a Jackal, Domino, WIGCD253P
      Duration: 4:31
    • Title: Goldfinger
      Composer: Wheeler
      Performer(s): Ash
      Performer(s): Ash
      Album: Emerald Rock, Infectious Records, INFEC120CDP
      Duration: 4:31

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