Nicolas Thys is a Belgian bassist. He graduated in 1994 from the Hilversum conservatory (in The Netherlands), where he taught bass and double bass. He also took private lessons with Dave Holland, Marc Helias and Marc Johnson.

He received several awards, most notably the Django d’Or award for best young talent in 2001. Thys performed live with Toots Thielemans, Garrett List, Judy Niemack, Mark Turner, Kris Defoort, Kenny Werner and Mike Stern. He released his first CD with his band Alice’s 5 Moons in 1997.