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.

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

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Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

West End Celebration, Sand City, California

Derek and members of the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble will start off the LIVE RADIO performance on KPIG Radio's "Please Stand By" hosted by Sleepy John. Listen at 10:00am Sunday August 28th.

Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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The Press Club, 668 Williams Avenue (ON FREMONT), Seaside, Ca 93955

Derek Bodkin will be performing a special one set show at the "Press Club" located in Seaside California on September 2nd, 2016 following the celebrated "Sessions at the Press Club" Open Mic. Joining Derek will be his friends known as "The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble." (featuring Brian Vandemark on bass, Nik Bortolussi on drums and Clarinet, Tommy Knowles on guitar, and Monica Payne on percussion)

The Open Mic starts at 7:30PM (arrive at 7:00 for social) and will feature truly talented local artists, poets, comedians, and more.

Derek Bodkin will close the night starting at 9:30pm at this terrific community event hosted by venerable MC Daniel Vorhies and the awesome Heather Dawn of the Monterey Weekly.

Join us for fantastic beverages (Wine, Sangria, Teas, and more) and nosh. A great after dinner choice for your Friday evening. Derek will be performing songs from his current album and his upcoming new album to be released in 2017. Cheers!

Derek Bodkin Solo

Chill Out Cafe, 840 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz, California

Chill Out Cafe! Come 'chill out' with Derek Bodkin at the Chill Out Cafe on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz, California. Music starts at 11am till 1pm. Bring the family - including the dog! All are welcome. Come chill to some great originals and old standards. Good food, good friends, good times.

Derek Bodkin Solo

Chill Out Cafe, 840 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz, California

Chill Out Cafe! Come 'chill out' with Derek Bodkin at the Chill Out Cafe on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz, California. Music starts at 11am till 1pm. Bring the family - including the dog! All are welcome. Come chill to some great originals and old standards. Good food, good friends, good times.

Oct15

Guest with the Dave Holodiloff Band

Derek Bodkin will be playing with the Dave Holodiloff Band. Details TBA