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Cry Before Dawn
Four piece from Wexford that aspired to follow in the footsteps of U2 in mid-late 80's

About Cry Before Dawn

Cry Before Dawn was a four piece rock band from Wexford in the Republic of Ireland. They had minor success in 1987 in the UK when they released their album Crimes of Conscience.

The lead single from the album was "Gone Forever", which was released in Ireland in February 1987. It was later re-released there and in the UK. The follow up single was "The Seed That's Been Sown" followed by "Girl In The Ghetto". The album was a success in Ireland and was critically acclaimed in the UK. The band made an appearance on the Wogan chat show performing "Gone Forever". Their success in Ireland did not transfer to the UK, although they supported Big Country on their 1989 UK tour.

In 1988 Cry Before Dawn contributed a new track, "Silly Dreams" to the soundtrack of the Irish film, The Courier. Their second album Witness For The World was recorded in Wales and mixed in Los Angeles, California by Greg Ledanyi, and was released to luke-warm reception in 1989. The lead single, "Witness For The World", reached number 67 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1989.

After a number of single-only releases the band eventually split in the early 1990s.

Brendan Wade subsequently teamed up with Paul Bell to form the Wild Swans. Their songs were moderately successful in Ireland, being released on Ritz Records and their own label. Their most successful release was "Dancing At The Crossroads", released to coincide with County Wexford's success in the 1996 All-Ireland hurling final.

Fellow band member Vince Doyle operates a Lexus dealership with his family and Pat Hayes lives in Stockholm, Sweden.



Witness for the world video

Witness for the world - live in London

Gone forever

The seed thats been sown - live

Together live and die - acoustic performance on Night Hawlks

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Niall wrote on 2010-11-24 00:00:00:
Ok ye are all fans so I am not worthy of the impromptu gig they performed tonight in a hotel while I was having my dinner...soon forgot the food as I started to recognise the songs and the voice.Wow!Fantastic!It was their re-launch night.
Stiofán Sigfalk, Bow Triplets wrote on 2010-11-24 00:00:00:
Hi all. Breaking news! Cry Before Dawn is doing a reunion tour in Ireland, April/May 2011. Booking offices already online.
Yevgeni Trufanov wrote on 2010-06-15 00:00:00:
wery well
Stiofán Sigfalk, Bow Triplets wrote on 2010-05-02 00:00:00:
No Victor, the band unfortunatelly stopped playing years ago.
Stiofán Sigfalk, Bow Triplets wrote on 2010-05-02 00:00:00:
No Victor, the band unfortunatelly stopped playing years ago.
victor o sullivan wrote on 2010-04-28 00:00:00:
can anyone tell me if cry before dawn are still giging
Stiofán Sigfalk, Bow Triplets wrote on 2010-04-09 00:00:00:
@ Seamus & Declan. Bow Triplets latest album "Secret Signs" is available with Siopa Ceoil, Main Street Dingle or Fastnet House (Ronnie Carthy) in Baltimore, West Cork. Best, S.
SInead Comerford wrote on 2010-03-11 00:00:00:
Just listening to Cry before Dawn again (after many many years) I still love them. The reason I went to listen to them again is because one of their songs sounds very similar to Kings of Leon, especially the lead vocals. Lovely memories
seamus hogan wrote on 2009-06-23 00:00:00:
brendan lives in switzerland and plaus in the bow triplets
robert mc loughlin wrote on 2009-04-13 00:00:00:
anybody know what brendan wade is up to now?
Danny mc Taggart wrote on 2008-12-10 00:00:00:
Supported them while i was playing with Ego Minefield in Swinford 1990
seamus hogan wrote on 2008-11-26 00:00:00:
declan if you email me at i can put you in touch with brendan re the bow triplets album
declan mccarthy wrote on 2008-11-01 00:00:00:
how do i get the album the bow trilets is it a vailable here in ireland cork, if so can seamus hogan get back to me a.s.a.p cheers
Rose O'Neill wrote on 2008-09-02 00:00:00:
And please if anyone known their cousinis first cousisn twice removed - ring me on +353 21 4375929 ECR Media & Promotions, Cork
Rose O'Neill wrote on 2008-09-02 00:00:00:
after giving up the pressure of media scum!!!!! and gone back to my roots I can guarantee radio t.v, and print media coverage - I just need someone to contact me 087 9597498 thats management only. Can guaratee Venue. Have a bit of faith in a woman...
Rose O'Neill wrote on 2008-09-02 00:00:00:
ECR Media & Promotions, Cork. Worked as a journalist for the last 12 years have now thrown in the towel to concentrate in music....Have contacts in Large venues 400 bodies in Cork. I need some contact numbers. Can send full details and biog etc.
seamus hogan wrote on 2008-06-30 00:00:00:
cry before dawn were one of the best irish bands ever,brendan is now part of a band called the bow triplets,who are based in switzerland,i just got hold of the latest album as expected its excellent i suggest you check it out
declan mccarthy wrote on 2008-04-13 00:00:00:
but again i would like to see brendan & paul bell back again to perform the swans again live,i last saw them in cork in the everyman palace. fantasic they were.
declan mccarthy wrote on 2008-04-13 00:00:00:
i am/or was a huge fan of cry before dawn, it was a pitty that they broke up, i went to all of there gigs, o have all of there singles and there 2 albums, since they broke up and when brendan hooked up with paul bell, to create the swans have there albums
Jerry Dickinson wrote on 2008-03-21 00:00:00:
Remember them supporting Big Country during the Peace in our time tour and being one of the very few support bands that I have looked forward to seeing as well as the main act...
Oliver Hunter wrote on 2008-03-14 00:00:00:
Unofficial website: geocities . com / cbdawn
john f wrote on 2007-02-14 00:00:00:
pat hayes released a album in 1996 does any one know is there anything since
Paul wrote on 2006-12-04 00:00:00:
They were a brilliant band!Does anyone else notice the similarities between CBD and Radiohead?
Ann Griffin wrote on 2006-10-11 00:00:00:
This was a great band, I remember seeing them several times.
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