When I was a teenager Oasis was one of my favourite bands of all time. Spent many a day daydreaming away to “Live Forever”, “Rock ’n’Roll Star”, “Wonderwall”, “Whatever” and my favourite Oasis track of all time “Slide Away”. Noel Gallagher was in my eyes the greatest songwriter in the world.
I never thought 22 years later that (A) I’d get to meet the man and (B) that he would record a track in our 2fm studios that he was so happy with that a year late15r he would include on his new album ‘Who Built the Moon?’. The track ‘Dead In The Water’ recorded in RTÉ 2FM’s legendary Studio 8 and engineered by the brilliant Damian Chennells is sublime and it’s a real honour to have RTÉ 2FM associated with the album.
I love what I do for a living. 15 Year old Alan would have lost his little mind if he knew that this would happen in the far off year of 2017.
What an incredible finale to 2fm Live, our week long celebration of live Irish music.
2FM’s DJ MO K and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed ‘The Story of Hip Hop’ at Friday nights Electric Picnic, accompanied by guest vocalists Mango Dassie, Erica Cody, Jafaris and Jess from BARQ. The party continued afterward with 2FM’s Jenny Greene with the Concert Orchestra once more performing a ’90s club classic set with vocalist Gemma Sugrue.
First review in from The Irish Times “Perfect festival formula; musical prowess and unadulterated pop fun. An absolute triumph”
Massive congratulations to the entire RTÉ team!
Niall Horan kicked off his Flicker Sessions world tour and unveiled tracks from his upcoming debut album at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Tuesday night. Niall then joined us at RTE to perform an intimate set as part of ‘2fm Live’, our week long celebration of live Irish music.