Double bill treat for fans of heavy metal

Legends of heavy metal Oliver-Dawson Saxon and the mighty AC/DC tribute, AC/DC UK, will play a rock double bill at the popular MFN club, at Shipley Gate, on Saturday, August 16.

Oliver-Dawson Saxon features rock legends Graham Oliver (guitar) and Steve ‘Dobby’ Dawson (bass), who toured the word as members of the multi-platinum metal legends Saxon in the 1980s.

During that time, they played the mammoth Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington twice, in 1980 and 1982, plus huge tours of the USA.

They will be joined on the bill for this gig by the fantastic AC/DC UK, who have boasted Angus and Malcolm Young’s cousin on guitar.

Expect deafening renditions of Saxon classics such as Wheels Of Steel, 747, Never Surrender and Princess Of The Night and AC/DC anthems such as back In Black, Whole Lotta Rosie, Thunderstruck and Highway To Hell amongst others.

Tickets for what promises to be a spectacular gig are just £10 in advance and there is a strict limit of 450 available.

They can be obtained in person from MFN, from Zebra Muzik in Ilkeston or by post via paypal.

This can be sent to to and add £1.50 per total order to cover postage and packing.

This is an all ages gig and under 16s are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Doors open at 7.30pm and free overnight camping is available. For more information, call Metal Mansions on 07903 610487.

August’s busy month of stand-up comedy kicks off on August 1-2 with appearances by Tanyalee Davis, Andy Robinson, Tiernan Douieb and Rudi Lickwood.

From August 7-9, the visitors to the popular venue will be Trevor Crook, Clint Edwards, Kockov and Anthony J Brown.

Glee Club Nottingham welcomes Steve Gribbin, Robin Morgan, Paul James and a to-be-confirmed comic on August 15-16.

The performers on August 22-23 will be Gary Delaney, Jarlath Regan, Ryan Cull and Andy White.

Finally, Lost Voice Guy, Jim Smallman, The Noise Next Door and Tony Burgess pop in on August 28-30. Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy can’t talk but isn’t silent. He is (probably) the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid.

He has gigged all over the UK at places like The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, The Glee Club and The Comedy Store, as well as being featured on the BBC, CNN, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday and The Guardian.

Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are available from or on 0871 472 0400.