Band Details

Oliver/Dawson Saxon

Genre Heavy
Year formed 1995
Home Town Rotherham
Country UK
About
Saxon the English heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As front-runners of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they had 8 UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe\'s biggest metal acts, they also had success in Japan and in the USA. In Japan, the single \"Motorcycle Man\" stayed in the charts for over 5 months. In 1994, Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, founding members of Saxon, reunited under the name Son of a Bitch which had been Saxon\'s own name originally, before they became well known and released Victim You. They performed under various names such as \"SAXON-Son of a Bitch tour\" and \"SAXON-the early years\", before deciding on their current name \"Oliver/Dawson Saxon\" in 2000. The band has been known by this name ever since, and despite recording other material from 1996 onwards have always performed primarily Saxon songs during live sets.

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19/11/2016 London TITANFEST 2016Onslaught
21/04/2012 Swindon Oliver/Dawson Saxon
15/03/2012 Nottingham Oliver/Dawson Saxon