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.  In September 2017, Derek 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.

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.  His newest album "Hooptie" is now available!

The Hovering Breadcat Band is a spirited group of fun people who take any song and make it their own.  The band has an array of creative covers and thought promoting originals.  See our Press Kit tab for a full description of the band!  

Purchase downloads of the albums "True Story" and "Hooptie" here: https://www.derekbodkin.com/music

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Hovering Breadcat in Monterey!

The Salty Seal, 653 Cannery Row, Monterey

Rock the row with Hovering Breadcat Hovering Breadcat is a festive and fun group that rocks a bunch of great tunes, including Folk Rock, Country, Irish Drinking Tunes, Sea Shanties, and more - but done in our own Americana Groove style. We play a wonderful collection of unique covers and thought promoting originals. We've played many a festival stage, numerous venues and truly enjoy sharing our festive sound. Each performer in the band is special in their own right. Kind of like having a band of superheroes. Plus - we're a bunch of really nice guys Largest heated patio on Cannery Row. Fire pits. Heat lamps. Fireplace. Sportsbar. Pool Tables. Dartboards. 14 draft beers. Come out and dance under the stars!