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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Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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

The HBC is back at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Come out and hang with us in this fantastic venue and Jam with us! Join Word Champion whistler Derek Bodkin and his ragtag band of shipmates Harry Thomas, Brian Vandemark, Tommy Knowles and David Welsh for a night of great fun. There's a top notch bar and great menu. Lots of yummy goodness... both musical and culinary. BREADCAT!

Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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

Derek and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble returns to our favorite "Home Base" of Cooper's Pub in the historical Cannery Row. Legend has it that the ghosts of the past regularly join the music. Complete with fire pits, good food, and excellent bar service... we truly hope to see you there.

Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

KPIG RADIO 107.5

Join Derek and Harry as they make an appearance on KPIG Radio 107.5FM with Sleepy John on the time honored show "Please Stand By". We'll talk about whistling, the new CD, upcoming shows and more!

Seaside National Night Out

Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside

Hovering Breadcat Trio playing Seaside's National Night Out! 5pm

The Seaside Police Department would like to invite you to join us for National Night Out 2019. This year the event will be Tuesday, August 6th, from 5 - 8 PM on Seaside City Hall Lawn, located at 440 Harcourt Avenue. National Night Out is an annual event that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. The purpose of National Night Out is to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live.

This is a free, family event. There will be live entertainment and activities including a rock wall, petting zoo, bounce houses, skate park, and carnival games. There will also be free hot dogs and fun raffle prizes for children! Come meet your local Monterey Peninsula police and fire departments!

Redwood Ramble Music Festival

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Camp Navarro, 901 Masonite Industrial Rd, Navarro

The Redwood Ramble brings Derek Bodkin's Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble back to the Redwood Ramble. Other bands include Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters, PA Furnace, Ruthie Foster and so much more.

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!

Derek Bodkin and the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble

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

Join us for the beautiful October weather! The HBC brings it's special vibe to our favorite local stage. Heaters and Fire pits! We look forward to seeing you!

Friday Full Moon Show!

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

Derek Bodkin's Hovering Breadcat takes the stage again at Cooper's Pub on a beautiful Full Moon night on Cannery Row.

Join us in the back patio for a spirited night of Americana Funky Folk. Good food and drink, heaters, and kind staff. Share our vibe with us! Bring a date. Bring a friend. Bring your friend's Date - but we can't be held responsible for what happens.

Friday July 27th 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Bliss Music Festival!

Bliss Music Festival, Todos Santos Plaza 2151 Salvio St, Concord

The Hovering Breadcat Trio will be peforming Saturday 7/21 at 5pm in Salvio Pacheco Square as a part of the brand new Bliss Music Festival, hosted by the City of Concord, California. Free Live music on two stages from 2pm-8pm with fantastic brews at The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop right near our stage. Come check it out!

Jul12

Redwood Ramble

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Camp Navarro, 901 Masonite Industrial Rd, Navarro, CA 95463

Hovering Broadcast Folk Ensemble is part of the Ramble Team - Performing on Thursday, July 12 and also Hosting the Kids Talent Show on Friday!

The Fifth Annual Redwood Ramble will take place at Camp Navarro from Thursday, July 12th to Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

Hovering Breadcat Trio at Chill Out Cafe!

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

Derek Bodkin, Harry Thomas and Brian Vandemark, from the Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble) will be kicking off the Summer Sunday live music series at Chill Out Cafe. Music starts at 11:00am and goes til approximately 1:00pm.

Happy Summer! The Chill Out Cafe Summer Music Series is offering our lovely community FREE music in Chill Out Cafe's relaxing beer garden on Sundays from 11am to at least 1pm during the summer months. Come out, grab a tasty burrito from the awesome Chill Out staff and enjoy some live music!

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+

Derek Bodkin Turns 50!

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

Derek Bodkin's Birthday. Lots of musicians and artists there - Open Mic and Jam After main act - SENSORY TRIBE! Yes - Derek Hired a band so he could visit with guests.

Many musicians present - and surprises to be had. OVER 21 ONLY... sorry.

Support John Wizard - Seaside Campaign Kickoff

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Press Club, The Press Club 1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside

Please join us for Jon Wizard's Campaign Kick-Off for Seaside City Council at The Press Club on February 9, from 6 to 8 pm! Come meet Jon, as well as some of our local elected officials and community leaders.

DEREK BODKIN to perform live music.

Honored guests for the evening include: - Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker - San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas - Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado - Seaside Councilmember & Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Alexander - Seaside Councilmember Jason Campbell - Seaside Councilmember Kayla Jones - Monterey Councilmember Alan Haffa - Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Area 1 Board Trustee Wendy Root Askew - Monterey Peninsula Water Management Division 1 Director Brenda Lewis

The event is open to everyone and all are welcome!

Clicking through the "Tickets Available" link will take you to our campaign contribution website. No contribution is required nor is there a ticket required to attend, but we appreciate any contribution you make to support Jon's campaign.

Please RSVP to let us know if you’ll be joining us. We hope to see you there!