Nick Layton is a professional guitarist, recording artist and teacher based in Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Inspired by the great hard rock and metal artists and guitarists of the late 70's and 80's, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, George Lynch, Michael Schenker, John Sykes, Queensryche and Savatage, Nick became obsessed with the guitar as a teenager and never looked back.

Nick is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the USA melodic metal band FireWolfe and also a guitarist for the Seattle based hard rock legends Q5. He has recorded and worked with some amazing musicians such as Jay Schellen (Hurricane, Asia, Raiding the Rock Vault), David Fefolt (Hawk, Masi, Angels of Babylon), Bobby Ferkovich (Presto Ballet, Pamela Moore Band), Jeffrey McCormack and Jonathan K (Q5), and John Payne (Asia) among others.

While remaining active in the northwest music scene with various bands and projects, Nick also teaches private lessons from his home studio in Vancouver, WA and creates instructional guitar courses for rock and metal players all over the world.