All who have seen Jiggerypipery, over the years, have been knocked out by their truly exciting blend of self composed and traditional tunes, arranged into “a top notch display of musical alchemy”.
It you want to have a “wild old time” and be enthralled by the dynamic arrangements and skilful renditions of great dance-tunes, then Jiggerypipery are the band for you.
Jiggerypipery’s album releases have been extremely well received by the media and have been played on both national and regional radio.
James Robertson: Great Highland Bagpipe
James is the elder statesman of the band. His father, Pipe Major James “JB” Robertson, taught James as a boy and he was soon having great success in major competitions. He featured with his father on several major feature films working with the great Muir Mathieson. In recent years he has composed many fine tunes that form the basis of the band’s repertoire. He now lives in Exeter and teaches the bagpipes.
Simon Crowe: Drums
Simon, from Dublin, spent 10 years touring and recording with The Boomtown Rats, playing at the incredible Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium. He now lives in Devon and just as he once was the driving force in the Rats he now drives Jiggerypipery.
Tony Bayliss: Cittern, Guitar and Vocals
Tony has played all over the UK and Europe and has written and arranged music for both film and TV. Originally from the north-east of England, he moved to the south-west and now lives on Dartmoor.
Carl Allerfeldt: Fiddle
Born and raised on Dartmoor but of Scandinavian parentage, Carl brings a Swedish influence to the band’s sound. He also drives the band – in the farm truck and sheep-trailer!
Andrew Gibson: Bass Guitar
Devon born and bred, Andrew used to take bagpipe lessons from James. Seeing the error of his ways he recognized that his talents lay with the bass. Andrew now adds his style and panache to the band by cutting some BAD bass.