Nicolas "Nyco" Lilliu (born in Carspach, near Mulhouse, Alsace in 1987) is a French singer of mixed French-Italian origin. His father is from Terralba, Sardinia and his mother from Brittany. He is the younger brother of French rock singer Pierrick Lilliu.
He started very early in music and learned playing the guitar at age 11 and was very much effected by Italian music. At 15, the family left Alsace to live in Brittany where his mother originated from. In 2006, at age 19, he left to Paris to pursue an artistic career.
His first studio release was "Comme un frère", a duo recorded with his brother Pierrick Lilliu and appearing in Pierrick's album Besoin d'espace. He was credited as Nicolas Lilliu on the album.
Nyco Lilliu's first solo recordings were with Mercury where he released an Italian album of songs including "Dimmi Perche". The solo album also contained "La Luna", Nyco's own composition.
He was signed to Universal Music and later to Warner Music where he is preparing his main commercial album due in 2013. The single from the upcoming album with Warner was the Italian-language song "Tu ed io più lei".
In 2013, he is taking part in Robin des Bois, a major musical in France, where he plays the role of Friar Tuck. His track "Un monde à changer", an official single of the French musical, released in September 2012, a full year prior to the official launch of the musical has charted on SNEP, the French Singles Chart and in Ultratip French Belgian Charts. The musical Robin des Bois' is a modern adaptation of Robin Hood, where the lead role is played by French singer M. Pokora. The show will premiere on 26 September 2013 in Palais des congrès de Paris.
2013 : Robin des Bois as Frère Tuck (Friar Tuck in English)