LEGENDARY British heavy metal band Oliver/Dawson Saxon will be headlining a live show in Whitehaven this autumn.

The gig at the Solway Hall on Friday October 5 will also feature support from top Motörhead tribute Stone Deaf Forever.

Oliver/Dawson Saxon is the current incarnation of Saxon - featuring their founder members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson.

More than 40 years after forming in Yorkshire, and almost four decades on from releasing their iconic studio album Wheels of Steel, the pair continue to thrill audiences around the world with a blistering live set chock full of rock anthems from some of the most classic albums in metal history.

After Saxon, Graham and Steve formed Son of a Bitch and recorded the album Victim You, before deciding on their current name in 2000.

In 2011, Brian Shaugnessey, frontman of rock group Seventh Son, joined as the lead vocalist, with Graham and Steve continuing on guitar and bass respectively.

The show marks a return to the region for Oliver/Dawson Saxon, who appeared on the bill for the one and only Haven and Hell Festival last summer, while guitarist Oliver has toured to Cumbria on a number of occasions as the lead guitarist in a version of T-Rex, alongside their former drummer, Paul Fenton.

Expect to hear the memorable Saxon anthems included in the set, such as Strong Arm of the Law, Denim and Leather, 747 (Strangers in the Night), Wheels of Steel and the band's most successful single, And the Bands Played On, which reached number 12 in the UK Top 40 in 1981.

Stone Deaf Forever are a long-running tribute to hard rockers Motörhead, lining up as a trio and paying tribute primarily to the band's golden era with Lemmy Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, and Phil Taylor.

The show at the Solway Hall on Friday October 5 starts at 7pm, and tickets are available in advance from the venue, Threads in King Street, Whitehaven, and Alauna Vapour Store in Oxford Street, Workington.