Welcome to BOTF -Otway's Page

Link to John's Website

Beware Of The Flowers are a group of motorcycling individualists who are all great fans of the man, we believe to be the worlds greatest live music act. Non other than Mr John Otway - the inspiration behind the name of the club.


Sometimes it just all works. Otway came on stage, and instantly captured the audiences hearts. The set followed a familiar path, but the chemistry between artist and audience was, as always instantaneous.

Otway played a solo set, no big band, no Richard - he doesn’t need them. A great artist doing what he does best. Lost count of how many times I've seen Otway over the last 25 years - It doesn’t matter, cause all Otway gigs are great, but this one was the best - It simply does not get any better than this - then it did.....

Otway - The Movie

In ROCK AND ROLL’S GREATEST FAILURE; THE OTWAY MOVIE, a movie funded entirely by his fans, UK’s cult legend John Otway returns to his old school to give a course on survival in the music industry.

In the midst of Britain’s ‘70s punk revolution and after a momentous TV appearance where five and a half million viewers watched him land painfully on his testicles, Otway was high in the charts. Too bad his next HIT was 25 years later.

John Otway’s career is an educational, yet magical lesson in self-promoting... recruiting his fans for endless manipulative, over-the-top projects which, among others, garnered him status as The Nation’s 7th Favorite Lyricist in a BBC poll, secured him a Top Ten HIT for his 50th birthday and a feature movie for his 60th.

Failure has its rewards. It’s kept Otway in the spotlight for 35 years.