Mike Mirro, who got his start as a part of local South Bend outfit Stomper Bob, started the band Umphrey's McGee in 1997 alongside Brendan Bayliss, Ryan Stasik and keyboardist (and fellow Stomper Bob bandmate) Joel Cummins in South Bend, Indiana.
Mike Mirro's last project with Umphrey's McGee came in the form of the album 'Local Band Does OK'. Following the 2002 tour, Mike Mirro announced his departure from the band to attend medical school.
Umphrey’s then called on Kick the Cat drummer Kris Myers, who currently serves as drummer.
In 2011, Mike Mirro joined the band during their annual UMBowl event in Chicago.