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, 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”.
Nick & Simon also participated in the Dutch Pop ‘Idols’. Nick reached the eleventh position and Simon had to leave in the qualifying rounds. After that adventure they started working on their own repertoire.
In 2006 their first self-titled album was released, which made it straight into the top 10 in the charts in the first week.|After the success of the first album, they came with a new album “Vandaag”. This album became platina and had the hitsingles “Kijk Omhoog”, “Pak maar mijn Hand”, “Rosanne” and “Hoe Lang”. Rosanne even reached the top of the Sterren.nl top 100 of 2008. In 2008 they also had a theater tour which was a big success. In 2009 they will come with a new single “Vallende Sterren” and in February 2009 they will release their third album “Luister”. And they are also planning on a new theater tour.