Swords, County Dublin
"Bead™ avoids introspective singer-songwriter hell and ploughs a furrow that keeps him on the right side of the commercial track." – Jackie Hayden, HOTPRESS
Bead™ is the moniker of singer-songwriter Dave Dwyer from Dublin, Ireland. Bead writes personal songs on acoustic guitar and adds instruments such as drums, bass, electric guitars, fiddle, mandolin, piano collaborating with other guest musicians. Early songwriting influences include The Beatles, Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground) , Bob Dylan, T.Rex and later more contemporary artists such as The Smiths, REM and Oasis.
His music features very special guest musicians Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats) on guitars and David Ruffy (The RUTS, Kirsty MacColl, The Waterboys) on drums to name a few.
"In 2010, after seeing a poster in Tower Records, I got the idea to work with Morrissey‘s guitarist Boz Boorer. I contacted Boz through myspace.com and arranged to meet in Portugal where we recorded my album ‘Battle Stations’ with friends playing banjo, bass and drums. Battle Stations is available as a CD and download from Bandcamp."
"In 2017, I built my own studio and started working on new material. I collaborated again with Boz who roped in The Ruts drummer Dave Ruffy in Portugal to work on the new material which was released as ‘Country Mountain EP’. The EP features five songs ‘Just Like The Beatles’, ‘No One Ever Told Me’, ’The Highway’, ‘Black Irish Dogs’ and the title track ‘Country Mountain’."
‘Country Mountain EP’ was mastered for iTunes by Grammy award winning engineer Tim Young in Metropolis Studios, London and released as a download on September 10th, 2018.