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After canceling their last shows planned for St. Patrick's Day two years ago - Hovering Breadcat is back! The VERY NIGHT of the show at The Crepe Place in 2020 was the announcement of the shutdown. We're glad to return to The Crepe Place - a special venue carrying on the tradition of supporting live bands, outside of the same old thing happening everywhere else in town. Join us for this special and festive night of music!

3 Band Show - and Derek Bodkin's Birthday!

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Vinnies Bar & Grille, 2045 Mount Diablo Street, Concord, CA 94520

A Fantastically Fun Show coming up!! ATTENTION BAY AREA PEEPS!

Saturday February 26th - Derek Bodkin's Birthday!

Three Bands: M JONES & The Melee, Sabertooth Unicorn, and you're favorite Pirate Jam crew "HOVERING BREADCAT" will be performing at Vinnie's Bar and Grill in Concord, California!

Vinnie's Bar and Grill 2045 Mt Diablo St Concord, CA 94520

Start Time: 8:30pm Cover : $15

Come out and support live music. Bring a mask.

About the bands:

M Jones and the Melee is a rock band based out of Oakland, CA. Fronted by guitarist, singer and songwriter M Jones, their theatrical performing style has been likened to that of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Sabertooth Unicorn Originally created as an outlet for the darkly-comedic lyrical musings of front man Vince Lay, Sabertooth Unicorn has quickly ballooned into a growing menagerie of wildly talented musicians. They are a supergroup of seasoned and diverse players, and their high energy live show is an always unpredictable party. From folk rock anthems to Circus punk sing-and-dance-alongs, the Sabertooth Unicorn show leaves no stone unturned in their mission to celebrate the absurdity of modern day life by forcing people to stop taking themselves so seriously and start having a good time

Hovering Breadcat is an unique experience in West Coast Americana Folk Rock with a good dose of bluegrass, Irish, Zydeco, and Jamband music. Derek Bodkin is a world champion whistler, banjo/guitarist, and percussionist. Tommy Knowles is a guitarist steeped in the cold waters of the pacific, bringing great original tunes and sea chanties of old to the table. Also, Brian Vandemark - Bass, David Welsh - Drums, Michael Willingham - Mandolin, Harry Thomas - Harmonica.

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

Derek Bodkin and Brian Vandemark

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Todos Santos Park, Concord, Ca

CONCORD, CA 08/02/2020 — The grassroots network of local, independent musicians known as Concord Couch Concerts (CCC) will host the first ever “Singer-Songwriter Saturday.” The event happens Saturday, August 7, from 12 PM to 2 PM in Todos Santos Park. Derek Bodkin and Brian Vandemark perform.

4th Of July show!

El Vaquero Winery, 2901 Freedom Blvd, Corralitos

Happy 4th of July! Hovering Breadcat will be playing the El Vaquero Winery on Sunday July 4th, 2021 at 4pm. We're super excited to be playing our favorite Winery again... with the best wine, amazing audience, great staff, and terrific food available. Join World Champion Whistler Derek Bodkin as he is joined by Harry Thomas, David Welsh, Brian Vandemark, and Tommy Knowles for a festive night of Americana Good Times Groove. This will be a terrific part of any 4th of July. Please note - this is still a mask compliant event until further notice - so please bring a mask along. Let's help this wonderful new venue stay open! Bring your friends and come enjoy this terrific establishment. Show starts 4pm, Reservations are highly recommended. Bring layers just in case it cools off.

Intimate Songwriter's Showcase!

Available with ticket purchase

We’d like to invite you to a very special evening of music on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Songwriters Derek Bodkin, Scott Cooper, and David Hunt Cameron are going to be playing alone and together in an intimate garden setting very close to downtown Santa Cruz. We’ll be playing our own material, discussing where our ideas come from, and sharing some of the stories behind our songs. Afterwards, we’ll be hosting a campfire jam for all who wish to join in. Address details available with ticket purchase.

Contact David Cameron at for details. $25

Derek Bodkin as Hovering Breadcat Trio

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El Vaquero Winery, 2901 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Please join Derek Bodkin as the Hovering Breadcat Trio (Derek Bodkin, Brian Vandemark and Tommy Knowles) at a new wonderful venue called "El Vaquero Winery". Excellent wines and food trucks on site. Super hip crowd and fun vibe. The start time is 4pm and music goes til 7pm. This outdoor venue is a Social Distancing Mask Compliant event. Please bring mask and wear when not seated. Lots of nice seating with plenty of view to the stage - call ahead for reservations though. Tables do fill up. Our friend, Phillip the Tip Jar, will be there.

Derek Bodkin and the Breadcats play Carmel's oldest bar. Tucked away at San Carlos & 7th ave in Carmel, Ca. (Carmel is old California with non-traditional street addresses. Join us in this time honored Pub which supports live music. 7pm to 9pm

San Carlos & 7th ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

Sorry Folks - this show has been canceled by the venue due to COVID-19 concerns

Derek and the Hovering Breadcat folk ensemble are pleased and honored to be asked to perform at this beautiful community arts center. We will have fun, give a little history of some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day songs and play some of our fans favorite originals.

Great news!! Credo Studio will be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage . $5 donation for a HOT CUP. This is a family event and kids are welcome! We'll keep it family friendly!