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

London Bridge Pub, 256 Figueroa St, Wharf #2, Monterey, CA 93940

Join Derek Bodkin and The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble for St. Patrick's Day at the London Bridge Pub in Monterey. Derek Bodkin recently won the title of WORLD CHAMPION in the 2017 Master's of Musical Whistling International Competition. Come hear an eclectic mix of Irish sing-alongs, Irish Americana with New Orleans soulful folk grooves with some of the coolest musicians in Monterey. Admission is free. 21+