Bassist Eerik Siikasaari (b. 1957) came known as the bass player of the famous Finnish jazzgroup Trio Töykeät, but he has done lots of other things on the Finnish jazz field as well. Siikasaari has long performed with Espoo Big Band, also on the band's tours abroad, and taught bass in Ebeli, the pop/jazz department of the music school of Espoo. Siikasaari is also a popular sideman on the field of Helsinki jazz scene and he has had time to influence in i.a. accordeonist Mika Huusari's band, Piirpauke and in different projects of children's and ballad music.