Death: Hot House Flowers saxophonist Leo Barnes Has Died, Cause Of Death – Leo Barnes, an Irish saxophonist who was a member of Hot House Flowers for 13 years, has passed away. Emotional condolences have flooded in for the musician, who was a member of the Dublin folk-rock band from 1985 until 1998 and played the saxophone.
According to independent.ie, He also appeared on Michelle Shocked’s, Shane Howard’s, and Two Way Street’s albums. “Every note he played blew us all away,” the official Hot House Flowers account posted on Twitter yesterday night, sharing a snapshot of the skilled musician.
Let’s go, Leo Barnes… RIP.” Fiachna Braonáin paid tribute to his bandmate on social media, posting a black-and-white snapshot of the two of them performing together. “Every note he played stole my breath away….,” he captioned it. Leo Barnes, codladh sámh…”
“My teenage years were all about Hothouse Flowers,” one devotee commented. I first saw them in 1988 at RDS, bought all of their albums, went to their shows, became a member of their fan club, and talked about them a lot.