Derek Bodkin is a Monterey Bay California based Singer Songwriter. His eclectic Musical history ranges from playing drums with some of the Bay Area's hottest improv jam-fusion artists to playing fingerstyle guitar and bluegrass banjo with many shining folk rock artists touring today. Derek brings a special 'mojo' to the stage to make the listener feel right at home.  In September 2017, Derek competed in the Master's of Musical Whistling competition held in Los Angeles and won 5 trophies, including Masters of Musical Whistling WORLD CHAMPION 2017.

On his first solo album, “True Story”, Derek shares his love for Musical tradition, collaboration, and storytelling as well as a penchant for memorable melody writing. He brings these songs to life with the help of his most talented friends known as "The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble".  Through his music, this songsmith will find his way into your head and heart.  His newest album "Hooptie" is now available!

The Hovering Breadcat Band is a spirited group of fun people who take any song and make it their own.  The band has an array of creative covers and thought promoting originals.  See our Press Kit tab for a full description of the band!  

Purchase downloads of the albums "True Story" and "Hooptie" here:



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A Very Special Evening of Original Music

Zen Garden Playground. North Seaside., ADDRESS AVAILABLE WHEN SPOT IS CONFIRMED, Seasode 93955

Songwriters Derek Bodkin, Scott Cooper, and David Hunt Cameron are going to be playing their original songs alone and together in an intimate backyard setting located in North Seaside, Ca.

This event will be held in Derek and Carolynn Bodkin's beautiful backyard garden known as the "Zen Garden Playground" located in Seaside, Ca. We’d like to invite you to bring your own beverages, picnic and snacks. If you enjoy wine, please bring a bottle of wine to share. We invite you to make yourself comfortable by bringing a chair, some tasty beverages, and some warmer clothes for when the sun goes down. (Best to wear layers)

There will be excellent quality desserts available for purchase from "Absolute Joy Desserts".

Doors will open at 5pm and we’ll start the music at 6. This event is limited in capacity to keep things intimate and close. Tickets are a $25.00 donation and can be purchased in advance via the following ways:

Venmo: David-Cameron-65


Or send a private message to and we can arrange an alternate way to a pay. Once you have confirmed attendance, we will send you the address.

Carpooling or cycling to this event is always encouraged though there should be plenty of parking available. Feel free to contact us with any questions, and we sincerely hope to see you there.

This backyard is wheelchair accessible.

We are all very excited to be sharing our original music with you! Here is a link to a brief glimpse of our last time playing together: Peace, David, Scott, and Derek

Contact David Cameron at for details. $25