Your Doncaster Sounds with We Create: Mexborough

We Create: Mexborough has asked Doncaster residents to share their musical memories. Anything from brass bands to the Beatles, ukuleles to heavy metal. We want to hear your memories of going to gigs, performing on stage, or listening to records that changed your life!

To share your musical memory email [email protected]  We are looking for stories, videos, photographs and more!

Doncaster Musician Memories

We have collected tales from Doncaster musicians of their favourite musical memories – check out their videos below!

Gary recalls his most memorable gig in Doncaster

Carl shares his memories of the first gig he saw at CAST

Graham remembers a moment with one of his idols

Graham tells us about one of his memorable gigs

Doncaster Rock Royalty: Saxon

Graham Oliver was born in Mexborough. He was a founding member of heavy metal band Saxon from 1976 until 1996.

Graham was originally a member of the band Son of A Bitch with future Saxon bassist Steve Dawson.  The band would later merge with another local band to become Saxon.  Graham was the band’s main songwriter and guitarist. They had five top 20 albums in the UK, and performed with Metallica, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses.

Did you know- the 1984 film This is Spinal Tap was created after Harry Shearer’s time on tour with Saxon in 1982.

Graham Oliver is still performing and making music.  He is also a renowned expert on Yorkshire ceramics.

The guitar below will feature in the new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, alongside other Saxon memorabilia loaned by Graham Oliver.

Your Memories

Scarlett Kirwan’s best gigs have been at Roots Music Club.  She had her first stage opportunity there- and now she is releasing her first single!

Jamie Thomas shares his memories of a gig in Doncaster.

Local guitar teacher Zoe Hill shares her music memories.