Also born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Mike Dirksen's journey began in a similar manner to Mike Arnold. Although they came from different backgrounds, the two formed a camaraderie and friendship that has lasted their entire lives. Starting out his musical life on piano, and a variety of other instruments, Mike really found his niche in the bass guitar. He brings a unique favor to his instrument, preferring to write his parts to fit the emotion of the song. His melodies and counter melodies offset and accentuate Mike Arnold's guitar and vocal lines in a subtle, yet unforgettable style, while still holding down the backbeat groove essential to their music.
Mike's approach to songwriting is spiritual and philosophical. Let the music tell the emotion and the lyrics tell the story.