On Friday 28 February Blue Fish Diamond will release their latest single, Do You Wonder . Do You Wonder speaks to a mother who gave her son up for adoption when she was very young. Years later, she wonders what her life might have been like had her decision been different. The arrangement and delivery of the song is haunting, accentuated by a Spanish guitar instrumental part.
Do You Wonder was recorded in Orphan Recording Studios and was produced by Gavin Glass. The artwork for the single was designed by Mark Keogh.
About The Band
Blue Fish Diamond are a Dublin based indie folk rock band who formed in late 2016. In 2018, they released three singles followed by their debut album From Dark To Light, which Hot Press magazine described as ”essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt” . Their last single Morning Star was described by Hot Press as “a mid-tempo indie folk-rock number with melancholic undertones and a stunning guitar solo” (October 2019).
The band’s songs are written by Jim Murphy, a latecomer to the music industry whose influences include Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Paul Simon and R.E.M. In 2014, he began a degree course in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM music college. At BIMM, he met like-minded musicians with whom he formed the band in late 2016. The band comprises:
Jim Murphy (rhythm guitar & lead vocals)
Shay Sweeney (drums)
Ronan Quinn (bass)
Laura Ryder (piano)
Axel McDonald (lead guitar)
Matilda O’Mahony (backing vocals)
Ella Ryan (backing vocals)
Blue Fish Diamond has played at many Dublin music venues since their formation including Whelans, The Workmans Club and The Grand Social. They have also played at venues in Wicklow and Kilkenny and have played at music festivals in Dublin, Cork and Laois (Electric Picnic in 2018).
Upcoming gigs, including single release gigs in Dublin and Kilkenny, are as follows:
Fri 21st Feb: Cleere’s Pub & Theatre (Kilkenny) single release gig
Fri 28th Feb: Bloody Mary’s (Dublin) single release gig
Fri 6th Mar: Whelan’s midnight hour (Dublin)
Sat 7th Mar: Sin É (Dublin)