A Swords musician, Dave Dwyer who has worked with Morrissey’s guitarist, Boz Boorer, will play a gig in aid of the Simon Community this weekend.
Dwyer – aka Bead – joins LA Gear, Primitive Machine and Patch 7 for ‘Rock for Homeless’ at Fibber McGee’s this Friday, July 26.
Singer songwriter Dave (50) works in cyber security by day but has already released two albums and an EP to critical acclaim.
He told Dublin Gazette: “I’ve been doing my own music for more than 25 years. I bought my first acoustic guitar from a shop in Capel Street.
“I taught myself a few chords and it all started from there. I built my own recording studio and went down the solo route, doing it myself.”
Dave’s early influences include A House and That Petrol Emotion, and he started recording demos with local producer Dave McCune in 1993.
In 2010, he got the idea to work with Morrissey’s guitarist and musical director Boz Boorer after he saw a poster in Tower Records.
He revealed: “I’m a huge fan of Morrissey and The Smiths, so I kind of just tracked him down on the internet.
“I threw him an email and didn’t think I’d get a response, but I did. He asked me to come over to his studio in Portugal and play some songs.
“Boz has worked with the likes of Jules Holland, Joan Armitrading and Imelda May, so to get him working with me was just unbelievable.”
Dave works with Cyber Risk International in Kinsealy where his clients include airlines and banks, but his real passion is music.
He said: “It’s what I love doing. The main focus of this gig is to raise money for the homeless.
“It’s an epidemic. You only have to walk down any street in Dublin to see the scale of the problem.”
Doors at Fibber’s open at 8pm on Friday and entry is €5 on the door.