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.

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.

In September 2017, Derek Bodkin 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.

Purchase "True Story" here:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/derekbodkin

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Private Party - Monterey Bay Aquarium Volunteer Divers

Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey

Private Party for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Volunteer Divers. Hovering Breadcat is a great band for private events and classy gatherings. Bring our folksy-rock style to your private event!

Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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Cooper's Pub, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Derek Bodkin's Hovering Breadcat is a spirited group of musicians performing funky folk grooves, bluegrass, swing, and gospel with ironic and appropriate thought provoking originals for our times. “The HBC” is World Champion Master Whistler Derek Bodkin and excellent musicians Brian Vandemark, Harry Thomas, Tommy Knowles and David Welsh as they share their unique kind of Musical Americana to the stage. They have entertained at festivals and concerts throughout the west and look forward to sharing their music with you! Cooper's Pub, Monterey, 12/13/2019 @ 8:30 p.m. www.hoveringbreadcat.com

Private Event - The Great NOG OFF

Secret Egg Nog Making Lair

Private Party. Possibly the greatest party on the face of the planet on this day. Hovering Breadcat does great private parties! Let us know what we can do for you!

St. Patrick's Day pre-show

The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Join World Champion whistler Derek Bodkin and The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble for our St. Patrick's Day pre-show performance at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, Ca. Here we will sing our "Folked Up" versions of Irish favorites, Sea Shanties, unique covers and thought promoting originals. Saturday, March 14th, The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Bring a date and wear green! 9pm til Midnight . $8 Cover