Doppler release new single

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MUSIC MAKERS Jamie Mulrooney and Mick Dempsey of Doppler.

Mayo band Doppler – the brainchild of Pontoon musician Jamie Mulrooney – have released a new single, ‘Wait A Long Time For You’, featuring renowned Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker, Average White Band, Simply Red) on percussion and Kevin Donnellan (Brídín) laying a rich and diverse sound on fiddle.
The song attempts to address the complexities of melancholy, a recurring theme for Doppler. “Me and Mick (Dempsey) put this together over a Sunday afternoon lyrically,” says Mulrooney. “We wanted to integrate elements of time into the melancholic atmosphere of the lyrics to juxtapose the upbeat feel the music has, similar to the idea of ‘Alone Again Naturally’, by Gilbert O Sullivan.
“The song is about waiting for something to happen in your life, but then nothing happens… It’s a sad song but writing it with Mick and making it what it is now brought us some real joy. We feel there’s a lot going on in such a short space of time, which currently reflects our own personal life experiences. As always, music helps us get through these challenges. We intend to keep moving forward.”
Doppler have shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Alabama 3, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, The Blizzards and The Saw Doctors and have also performed with Oasis founding member Bonehead on several occasions. They’re also winners of the IMRO Clancy Brother Song Contest.
The video for the song was filmed and produced by award-winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers: a mockumentary of two talented snooker players who are on the verge of global success in the late 1970s. The two childhood friends have put Ballina on the world map and seem to be winning tournaments across the globe for fun. Now the two sportsmen meet in the World Championship Final after despatching the likes of Hurricane Alex Higgins, Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White. Can they make history?
 “We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos,” Mick explains, “and this is exactly what we wanted to create. We want to enjoy our time writing songs as this is a special thing and we want it to be joyful. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.”