Nick Schilder (November 6th, 1983) and Simon Keizer (May 16th, 1984) are two singing friends who live in the village Volendam in The Netherlands. This is where the famous Dutch bands BZN and The Cats come from as well. Another well known solo artist from Volendam is Jan Smit, whom is a good friend of Nick and Simon. Before they started as a duo in 2006, Nick and Simon played in the band of Jan Smit. Simon Keizer is the composer of some of Jan Smit's songs, including the top 3 hitsingle "Laura".