Literally the Giffords

This duo was formed with the realisation that Less is often More!

Jim and Pete play together in various larger bands, and it seemed logical to play the best of this music together.

We refine and simplify our arrangements, and the result is delightfully direct and tuneful. 

See our list of forthcoming and recent events at the bottom of this page.

New! We are playing every Sunday at the Mill at Rode. 1-4pm. Great food, drink and music!

Having a Garden or House Party?

Delight your guests with our Hot Jazz Duo!

In 2018 we have played for events in Bath Abbey, Iford Manor, Wiltshire Music Center and Bath Festival. We now have a weekly, Sunday lunchtime,residency at The Mill in Rode. 

Our latest few minutes of Fun. Recorded live at the Wiltshire Music Centre on 17.3.2018 and 26.3.2018. A lovely piano to play!


Victorian Gothic House Party?

The right music for any location!

Mood Setting and Background music.

Set the mood and entertain your guests at receptions, private view, art events, classic car rallies and much more. We play a mixture of Swing, Hot Jazz, Folk, Blues and Latin.

Literally The Giffords provide the backing track for art videos:

Pricing Plans

A basic fee of £200 plus travel expenses is asked for private functions, public events could cost considerably more, or less. This all depends onhow you pitch your event to us! 

Private Functions 

£200 plus expenses.

Public Events

from £100 plus expenses.


Our Forthcoming Events 2018:

Small, but Perfectly Formed, this duo is playing regularly in the South West (of England)

Every Sunday at The Mill in Rode, near Bath, Somerset.  1-4pm Jazz Lunch. Ring 01373 831100 to book.

Past Events:

The Vaults Wine Bar, Bath. Monday 28th Jan, 2019 from 8pm.

Wed 9th Jan 2019, from 8pm, The George, Nunney.

Sunday 6th January 2019 1-4pm (and subsequent Sundays) at The Mill in Rode : Literally The Giffords, Pete and Jim, Piano, Guitar and Sax) 

Sunday 4th November. Peter Barnes, piano and Jon Green, guitar and vocals:

The ‘Green Barnes’ Duo have been playing together since 2000 and play a gentle blend of Gypsy Jazz and Standards. Jon plays with many fine Jazz players, and performs regularly in Bath, Bristol and beyond.

Sunday 18th and 25th November: Literally The Giffords!

Private party Bath Abbey 19th September 2018

Trowbridge in Bloom, Civic Hall, Trowbridge 20th September 2018

Public Events: Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 11am - 1pm on Saturdays, 14th April, 26th May and 2nd June 2018.

Interval entertainment at Wiltshire Music Centre, c.8pm, Saturday 17th March.

Pre-Concert event at Wiltshire Music Centre, 7-8pm Monday 26th March 2018.

Private Party at Wren House, Warminster, 3pm 10th April,

Cloth Road Trail opening night, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge. 6.30-9pm  4 May 2018

Vino Vino, Party in the Park. Bath Festival Opening Night. 6.30-7.15pm  Friday 18th May.

Private event at Bath Abbey Patrons Supper events on 17th and 18th April,

Public event at Iford Manor Gardens, 3.30-4.30pm on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Southwick Steam Fair, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire. 2-5pm, on main stage.

Also playing locally with The New Academic Feetwarmers and folk band 'Raggle Taggle'.


Jim Cook,

Plays the Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar and many other amazing instruments.

Peter Barnes,

Jazz Pianist and Double Bass player. Harpsichord and Double Bass maker. 

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