Irish folk-rocker Hothouse Flowers play a rare UK show at the Cheltenham Festival on St. Patrick's Day (17th March). The band, which scored chart hits in the early 90's with singles such as "Don't Go," "Give It Up" and the cover of "I Can See Clearly Now."
Hothouse Flowers formed in Dublin, Ireland in the mid 1980's and were soon after signed to U2's Mother label where the band released their debut 12" single "Love Don't Work That Way."
Hothouse Flowers tickets Cheltenham Festival (17th March)
Mother records helped the band off their feet and paved the way towards the band's major label contract with London Records. The debut album "People" arrived in 1988 and included the band's big hit "Don't Go." For a while The Hothouse Flowers were riding the celtic-rock wave along with bands such as An Emotional Fish and The Fat Lady Sings amongst many others.
The follow-up album "Home" in 1990 and 1993's "Songs From The Rain" failed to build up on the previous success. Coupled with personal issues, the band slowly retreated from the spotlight and only occasionaly performed over the coming years.
In 1998 The Hothouse Flowers returned to the recording studios to release the self-financed album "Born."