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Nic de Bruyn was born in Cape Town ,South Africa to a family full of musicians. His father used to play jazz and classical violin at University and his mother a classical pianist music teacher.(Royal School of Music graduate)
Influenced by rock, blues, jazz, funk ,folk and classical music which he has incorporated into his original material including his instrumentals. Starting out as a solo performer, he also performed in duo's as well as various bands, and was with Cape Town Rock group “Full Tilt”. *(Named for the volume and way they played) From 1989 to 1993 as lead vocalist and lead guitarist. He has performed in South Africa extensively ( 3500 + live performances, between 1980 - 1993) He has played some of Cape Town's most popular venues: the Brass Bell and at the V and A Waterfront to name a few, and has performed at the Cape Town Festival, Hermanus Sea and Harbor Festivals and the Grahmstown National Arts Festival and Up the Creek Festival He has performed in London and in more recent years as a solo artist in the US