Jean-Jacques Tazartez, better known as Nicolas Peyrac was born October 6, 1949 in Rennes (Brittany). He was born into a family with an important tradition for medicine. Raised with his brothers in a family of doctors, he took off with his mother to New York when his parents divorced, and later came back to live with his father in Brittany. A natural born musician, he taught himself how to play the guitar. He followed his family tradition at the same time as he was experimenting with music and arts. He showed a keen eye and skill for photography and even did some album cover work.