|Born in Belgium on the 27th of August, 1968, Nicolas Thys went to the Hilversum Music Academy (Netherlands), where he graduated in 1993 with the compliments of the jury for bass and the next year with the same distinction for guitar. Since then he has studied with Marc Johnson, Marc Helias and Dave Holland. Nicolas Thys has played with: Rick Hollander, Lee Konitz, Judy Niemack, Bill Carrothers, Bart Van Lier, Toon Roos, the Metropole Orchestra of the Dutch radio, The Timeless Orchestra, Garret List and the New Belgian Big Band, Simon Nabatov, Marc Ducret, Toots Thielmans, Mark Turner, Bob Malach, and Jasper Van’T Hoff. He also toured in Germany with the American trumpet player Benny Bailey. Nicolas Thys is extremely talented and plays with different bands in different styles. He plays electric bass, acoustic bass and double bass.