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.

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Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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

Hi all! Join World Champion Whistler Derek Bodkin and the zany band of shipmates for a Fun First Friday at Cooper's Pub in Monterey, California. We will play a mix of Americana Rock and Folk originals and unique covers ranging from Jazz to Jam Band and our favorite Irish Pub songs and Sea Shanties.

8:30pm til 11:30pm

Dancing is always welcome. Depending on weather we might be back out on the rear patio of Cooper's Pup. A wonderful setting with heaters and plenty of comfortable seating.

Sexy people always come to our shows... so your presence is desired!