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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St. Patrick's Day pre-show

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

Join World Champion whistler Derek Bodkin and The Hovering Breadcat Folk Ensemble for our St. Patrick's Day pre-show performance at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, Ca. Here we will sing our "Folked Up" versions of Irish favorites, Sea Shanties, unique covers and thought promoting originals. Saturday, March 14th, The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Bring a date and wear green! 9pm til Midnight . $8 Cover

The HBC on KPIG Radio 107.5!

KPIG

Join us on Sleepy John Sandige's special 1200th broadcast of "Please Stand By" at 10:00am. We'll be promoting our popular St. Patrick's Day shows!

St. Patrick's Sing Along at Crédo Studio

Crédo Studio in San Juan Bautista, 1 Polk Street, San Juan Bautista, California

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!

$15

Derek Bodkin and some Breadcats

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Barmel, San Carlos St, Between 7th and Ocean Av (26.26 mi) , Carmel, California 93921

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