About Bead

“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 musician Dave Dwyer from Dublin, Ireland.

Influenced by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Van Morrison, The Smiths and Moby, Bead creates songs in his home studio, collaborating with guest musicians and songwriters.
Bead’s music is available to stream or download on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, CD Baby from this link hyperurl.co/v3xzew

His music features very special guests Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats) and David Ruffy (The RUTS, Kirsty MacColl, The Waterboys) to name a few.

“In 2017, I built my own studio and started working on new acoustic songs. I collaborated with Boz Boorer who roped in David Ruffy on drums in Portugal to work on the new material which was released as ‘Country Mountain EP’ in 2018. 
COUNTRY MOUNTAIN EP features five songs:

1. Just Like The Beatles
2. No One Ever Told Me
3. The Highway
4. Black Irish Dogs
5. 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.


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high time EP