Nicolas Defer was born on September 1st 1994 in Paris, France, in a family of musicians. He was surrounded with music since his young age, eventually starting playing drums at age 13. Influenced by drummers such as Stewart Copeland, Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Manu Katché and Simon Phillips, he started learning drums with Stéphane Vallon, proving himself to be a hard worker. Later on, he continued by playing with several bands, including rock, metal, funk and more genres, developing his own style of music and creativity. He attended many drum clinics and met professional drummers from all areas of the world. Today, Nicolas is an all around drummer, comfortable both on stage (venues and arenas) and in the studio (home studio or recording studios).