Drew Dirksen is an American vocalist and guitarist affiliated with the four-piece boy band ‘The Tide’ alongside lead vocalist Austin Corini, bass guitarist Levi Jones and drummer Nate Parker. Signed to The Vamps’ EMI Universal label, the band is known for releasing the studio album ‘Young Love’ as well as the EP ‘Click My Fingers.’ Dirksen has emerged as a moderately popular musician in the recent years. In addition to being a part of a musical group, he has managed to earn a name for himself as a solo artiste as well. He and Jones, who also perform as the pop duo O.D.L, have toured across UK and have garnered a worldwide fan following. The two also use social media to attract a wider audience. They currently run a YouTube channel called ‘Drew and Levi’ on which they share their music projects as well as their daily life vlogs. Behind the curtains, Dirksen is a simple guy with a good sense of humor. He often encourages his fans to work hard and follow their dreams.
Drew Dirksen was initially a member of the pop-punk band ‘All the Above’ alongside Nate Parker. In February 2015, they, alongside vocalist Austin Corini and bass guitarist Levi Jones formed ‘The Tide’ and began uploading covers on YouTube. The same month, Dirksen and his Tide band mates embarked on a tour. The following year, on March 25, 2016, they came up with their debut single titled "Young Love". This was followed by their second single, "Click My Fingers," which was released on August 12, 2016. The same year, Dirksen and his group released their debut EP titled ‘Click My Fingers’. They next recorded their third and fourth singles "Put The Cuffs On Me" and "Naked" which came out in March and September 2017 respectively. Soon after, The Tide released their debut album called ‘Young Love.’ Till date, The Tide has performed across Europe, in countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Spain.
Dirksen, alongside Levi Jones, currently operates as part of the pop duo ‘O.D.L.’ as well. In March 2018, the two toured across the United Kingdom, performing their favorites on stage. As for now, the duo also has a channel on YouTube titled ‘Drew and Levi’. Launched on June 5, 2017, this channel features music content along with pranks, vlogs, etc. The most viewed video of their channel is 'Silence - Marshmello ft.
Khalid (Cover)'. This is followed in popularity by a fun video called ‘Pantsing People In Public **Goes Wrong**.’ While the first video is a cover song, the second one features a hilarious act carried out on the people in public!
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Family & Personal Life
Drew Dirksen was born on September 30, 1996 in Ohio, USA. He studied at Monroe High School. Currently, he is dating Noel Thompson. Dirksen has a pet dog named Lilly. He is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series of books. His favorite artistes are Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, and Ariana Grande. The guitarist used to practice gymnastics in the past.