King Hobo is a rock band from Sweden, formed in 2005. Jean-Paul Gaster from Clutch met Opeth keyboardist Per Wiberg at the Sounds of the Underground Tour. They jammed together, and allowed other musicians to join them, with the motto of "get funky or get out". Later, they gathered at a home Wiberg rented in Sweden, and invited Kamchatka guitarist Thomas Andersson and Ulf Rockis Ivarsson, among others, to record an album in one week. The band has thus far released one self-titled album.[1] The band is called "a triumph of musicianship drawing on all the talent at the groups disposal."[2]

King Hobo
Years activeSince 2005
LabelsHippodome Music
Associated actsThe Bakerton Group, Five Horse Johnson, The Company Band, Clutch, Kamchatka, Opeth
MembersThomas Juneor Andersson
Jean-Paul Gaster
Ulf Rockis Ivarsson
Per Wiberg




  1. ^ "OPETH Keyboardist, CLUTCH Drummer Collaborate On New Project". Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2007-07-27. OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg recently collaborated on a new project with CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster called King Hobo, and released a self-titled album in 2008.
  2. ^ "Music Review: King Hobo - King Hobo".