Øyvind Nypan was born 1972 in Southern Norway and has his musical education from both Kristiansand and Copenhagen. As a result of living in Paris from 2006 to 2008, he has performed with a variety of French jazz artists for many years.

During the time he lived in Paris, Øyvind played with musicians such as Frederika Stahl, Pierre Boussaguet, Phillippe Baden Powell, Hadrien Feraud and Sarah Marrow.But for Republique, he opted to gather an international group of musicians, all of them critically acclaimed and actively working in their respective countries. However, the band has one thing in common
– they all live in Paris. Nypan has with different bands toured Japan several times apart from playing the main festivals in France, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Sweden and of course Norway.