Initially trained as a guitar player at the Jazz Sudio and the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Nicholas Yates quickly got the desire to swap is guitar for a double bass. He has since been playing in several jazz bands (Gräo, Thomas Champagne Trio, Christian Claesens Trio,…). More recently, he has been venturing into a variety of styles of music, such as pop and songs (Samir Barris, Ruacutane,…).