The Hobopop Collective

Hobopop (n) [music of no fixed abode]:

Ever-changing bunch of leftfield misfits and ragged visionaries with playing credits ranging from Tom Waits to GoGo Penguin. The sound is joyful and dirty with hints of gospel and blues, veering towards cubist shuffle and wry noir. From musical saw and waterphone to Humber hubcaps via the occasional metal bucket.

Members (Past & Present)

Barkley McKay

Piano, Hammond, Glockenspiel

Biff Roxby

Tenor & Bass Trombones, Flugelhorn, Tuba

Chris Cundy

Bass Clarinet, Saxello

Clive Mellor

Harmonica, Percussion

Howard Jacobs

Drums, Percussion, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Waterphone

Hugh Lawrence

Drums, Percussion

James Steel

Electric Guitar

Mat Martin

Electric, Acoustic & Tenor Guitars, Banjos, Ukulele, Mandolin, Percussion

Matt Owens

Double Bass

Nick Blacka

Double Bass

Nicola Lancerotti

Double Bass

Rob Turner

Drums, Percussion

Tim Fairhall

Double Bass

Special Guests

Inge Thomson

Vocals, Accordion, Percussion

Matt Hill

Vocals, Guitar

Marc Ribot

Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele

Mike West

Mandolin, Banjo, Electric Guitar



Ragnhild Ziegler

Vocals, Saw