Dave Dwyer [aka BEAD] is a musician and songwriter from Dublin, Ireland.

Born in Dublin in 1968 and a self taught musician, BEAD started writing songs on acoustic guitar at age eighteen. In the early 90’s. he wrote, recorded and gigged with  friends for a couple of years until the bands split up.

In 2004, he made his first full studio album ‘High Time’ with the help of drummer and multi-instrumentalist David McCune.  Released a small run on his own label under his own name and played a number of acoustic gigs in support. Soon after release, he decided to pull the album as he wasn’t satisfied with the overall sound accomplished.


In 2010, he met Boz Boorer, guitarist and long time song writing collaborator with Morrissey.
Together, they recorded BEAD’s second studio album ‘Battle Stations’ with Boz producing, engineering and playing guitar and other instruments on the album.

The ‘BATTLE STATIONS’ album was Produced by guitar legend BOZ BOORER (Morrissey, The Polecats, Edwyn Collins)

Recorded @ Serra Vista Studio, Monchique, Portugal.

Mixed by Cam Blackwood, London, England.

Mastered by Aidan Foley, Masterlabs, Dublin, Ireland.

BATTLE STATIONS was played by –

  • Bead – Voice / Acoustic guitar
  • Boz Boorer – Guitars / Organ / Harmonica / Ebow / 12 String  / Percussion /
    Bass on ‘Almost Anything’
  • Dom Kelly – Bass on all songs except ‘Almost Anything’ / Banjo on ‘Can’t Walk Out’ & ‘Roses’
  • Shay Cosgrave – The Drums

In 2016, BEAD took a music production course and set his own project studio up at home where he commenced writing and recording his next project.

In 2017, BEAD decided to reunite with BOZ BOORER to produce his third studio album.

Watch this space…

Advertisements