“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 and registered trademark of Irish musician and songwriter Dave Dwyer.

In 2003, I collaborated with local music producer Dave McCune to record my first full length album. After we recorded ten songs, I travelled to Enniskillen to work on mastering with Robyn Robbins at Mid Atlantic Digital. The following year I formed my own label (Núa Records) and released a short run of CD’s of the 10 track album entitled ‘High Time’.

In 2010, after seeing a poster in Tower Records, I got the idea to work with Morrissey‘s guitarist and musical director Boz Boorer. I contacted Boz through and arranged to meet in Portugal where we recorded my album ‘Battle Stations’ with electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, bass and drums. Released as a CD and download on Bandcamp.

In 2017, I built my own studio and started working on new material. I collaborated again with Boz and The Ruts drummer Dave Ruffy in Portugal to work on the new material which was released as ‘Country Mountain EP’ featuring 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. It was released as a download on September 10th, 2018.


Battle Stations bandcamp


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