GUITAR legend Graham Oliver, who found fame with metal band Saxon, has played a guitar solo on an album by Barnsley band, the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican.

The band is putting together a selection of Barnsley-themed songs, packaged with a reworking of the famous Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’ album cover featuring Barnsley ‘celebrities’.

The original line-up of Saxon, which formed in Barnsley in the 70s, are included in the montage of faces, but now Graham will also be heard on the CD.

Bar Steward Son Scott Doonican said: “It’s great to have Graham on board. he was really keen to get involved.

“The album should be ready for release very soon.”

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Some of the songs can be heard online on the band’s page on Myspace.