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David James John Dwyer has used the moniker ‘Bead’ ™ since first playing Whelans of Wexford Street as a solo songwriter in 1994. 

“Like Badly Drawn Boy or Sun Kil Moon, ‘Bead’ was a better fit for my musical collaborations.”

In November 2020, the single ‘Earth Monkey’ described as a vegetarian anthem was released on band camp.

Bead’s music is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and most streaming services.


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high time EP
Country Mountain EP featuring Boz Boorer
Battle Stations LP featuring Boz Boorer

Uncle Bead – a short film about Irish songwriter Bead

A short film made by my niece Ava Christina for her college project. In the film, we discuss getting my first guitar, meeting Morrissey’s guitarist Boz Boorer and releasing my new single “Earh Monkey’. I had a lot of fun making this, thanks Ava. #Morrissey #Bozboorer #irishmusic

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