Line Up: Hothouse Flowers / Damien Dempsey / Seamus Fogarty / NC Grey
This 'Covered in Glory' gig celebrated 40 years of Ireland's Hot Press magazine (more than just a music mag). Turns out the venue, the 400 capacity Nell's Jazz and Blues in London's West Kensington, is a bit of a hidden gem. The signs on the wall say 'shhh...during the performance'. That is good to see as too often smaller venues with a big bar are full of noisy folk not looking in the direction of the stage. It's not too bad here though, a nice venue with great staff and an attentive crowd. Read More
I have seen the band so many times I actually have lost count (actually I haven’t this was the 11th time in one form or another). This though was the first time seeing them live for five years and gave me an opportunity to see them in a great Dublin venue. The Academy usually provides a superb atmosphere and is only outweighed in that respect by Whelan’s, Vicar Street Read More
After a hectic 2004 for the Hothouse Flowers lead singer Liam O'Maonlai undertook a small Irish tour to back up his solo album Rian which was released a few months later.
This intimate show in the wonderful Whelan’s was well received by a knowledgeable crowd. It was a very Read More
Rounding off a year of Hothouse Flowers gigs at Dublin's fabulous Vicar Street was a fitting way to end 2004. Yet another entertaining gig from the band who had worked hard in 2004 to promote their Into Your Heart album. It had been a successful year in Ireland but further afield it didn't quite happen for them. Read More
Yet another gig from the Hothouse Flowers and the second one in two months at the Olympia Theatre. A great band playing in a great venue in their home town usually makes for a special gig and tonight showed that once again this was a band that knew how to please and entertain. Read More
All in all 2004 was a great year to be a Hothouse Flowers fan. There were so many gigs and a new album to boot. Tonight was another gig promoting their new record which on this occasion was back at the Naas nightclub 'Time'.
The concert was part of the 'Osprey Punchestown Festival' but in some ways was just another Read More
Another gig promoting their new album and also acting as a warm up to the following Saturday's bigger gig at the Olympia Theatre. Went with two Flowers fanatics (sisters) who follow them everywhere.
Tonight was good as always but very much a warm up show for the fans. Always entertaining Read More
The Hothouse Flowers continued their album promotion with an in store gig at a local record shop. Sadly no longer there the Music City Records was one of the better independent shops. It's now a 'Boots' chemists. Such is the way of things.
The band played a few songs and signed copies of the album. Went for a few pints afterwards Read More
Support: N/A / With: The Dublin Gospel Choir
The Hothouse Flowers kicked off their promotional tour for new album Into Your Heart with appearances all over Irish TV and radio.
On February 6th the band launched the album at Dublin's Tower Records by playing a short set with The Dublin Gospel Choir and an album signing session. Read More
Drinking a lot before or at a concert is usually a bad idea. In fact it is one of my pet hates....Of course as always with definite rules there are exceptions. The exception for me happened in Dublin (where else) in the build up to the Christmas of 2003. On that particular day The Hothouse Flowers were shooting the video for their new single at a great venue called Read More
Support: Ricky Warwick / Special Guest: Colin Devlin
Ricky Warwick supported tonight (he of Almighty fame) and showed off a more mellow, acoustic side to himself. Have to say he was very good.
This was the second time seeing the Flowers live but the first as headliners. This was a Read More
Line Up: INXS / Hothouse Flowers / Debbie Harry / Jesus Jones / Roachford / Jellyfish
A varied line up for the Summer XS gig. I was and still am a big fan of INXS, not the coolest band ever but they played some great funky rock music (I sound pathetically out of touch don't I?) which went down well. I was also a fan of The Hothouse Flowers Read More