Nick Gertsson is Swedish born and raised with a guitar in his hands.

Nick has composed and played with many great musicians, including Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dan Spitz (Anthrax), John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, T.N.T, Ark), Randy Coven (Steve Vai), Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples), Nicko McBrain(Iron Maiden), and Chris Risola (Steelheart). His playing has brought him recognition in many professional arenas and he's endorsed by Daddario strings, Blackstar Amps, and ESP Guitars. 

His unique melodic voicings and driving rhythmic patterns are the foundation of his music which he continually pushes to new levels on both electric and acoustic guitars.  Nick is fascinated by alternate tunings, experimenting with string gauges and understanding music theory in a practical way up and down the fretboard.  His specialty is Diatonic Modes and assisting students in the fullest expression of their potential.  

In addition to Lucie & The Perfect Wave, the Swedish Guitarist has played for Black Prizm, VoicesofeXtreme, and Ritual Factory. Nick is a graduate of the Musicians Institute Of Technology (G.I.T.) in Los Angeles and has been teaching and playing guitar for 15 years all over the world.