Hello, I am Bead, a songwriter and musician from Dublin, Ireland.
I started writing and recording my own music in the early 1990’s when I was in a band with friends. I continued recording songs long after the band split up.
I love to collaborate with other musicians and artists and to date have made two albums ‘High Time’ (2004), ‘Battle Stations’ (2010) and an EP ‘Country Mountain’ (2018).
Bead music is available to stream or download from this link http://hyperurl.co/v3xzew
Some great musicians and people have helped me make music along the way.
My songs are personal, written for me but people get something out of them too. Each song is unique, with its own individual message and personality. I don’t write songs to be commercial although it has been said that some of my songs are and I have had some success with radio play but the reality is radio is not about promoting songwriters or talent unfortunately. It is about promoting commercial products so it is unlikely (but not impossible) that you will hear a Bead song on radio.
It is more likely that you will hear a Bead song on Spotify, Soundcloud or one of the other virtual homes they live. If you discover a Bead song you like, please share it on your social media, write a review or buy it if you are feeling lucky.
The new EP ‘Country Mountain‘ is out now and features very special guest musicians Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats) on guitars and Dave Ruffy (The RUTS, Kirsty MacColl, The Waterboys) on drums. We had a lot of fun making it.
It was mixed by me and mastered for iTunes by Tim Young (Paul Weller, The Smiths, Elbow) in Metropolis London, England and released 10 Sept 2018.
Go here to listen or buy http://hyperurl.co/v3xzew