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Paolo Nutini

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  • Born: Paisley, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.paolonutini.com/
  • Recent Activity: 08.29.14 Enter your details here: http://t.co/ySUbFoXELR to win one of 250 pairs of tickets to Paolo’s performance at this year’s #iTunesFestival
  • Paolo Nutini

  • Paolo Nutini

  • Paolo Nutini


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

In much the same way that José González hails from Sweden and not Spain, Paolo Nutini is not a smooth Italian pop star, but rather a soul-influenced adult alternative songwriter from Paisley, Scotland. Raised in a music-loving family, he grew up listening to a range of folk, opera, jazz, and his father's R&B favorites. Shortly after discovering homegrown folkies like John Martyn, the teenaged Nutini left school to focus on his own musical development, eventually moving from Paisley to London at age 16 and garnering attention via local gigs. He inked a deal with the British arm of Atlantic Records two years later, just several weeks after his 18th birthday.

Working with Coldplay and Badly Drawn Boy producer Ken Nelson, Nutini generated an impressive amount of buzz before his first single, "Last Request," was released in the early summer of 2006. He appeared at special Atlantic Records showcases at Carnegie Hall and the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as showcase sets opening for the Rolling Stones and Paul Weller. Nutini's debut album, These Streets, was ultimately released in July 2006 alongside his second single, "Jenny Don't Be Hasty." The album fared quite well in the U.K., where it climbed to double-platinum status and sent four singles into the Top 40. Accordingly, an American release followed in January 2007.

For Paolo Nutini's second album, the songwriter took a more active role in the production, partnering with Ethan Johns but helming much of the material himself. The resulting record, Sunny Side Up, appeared in June 2009, featuring increased contributions from Nutini's backing band and a bright, sprightly disposition. Sunny Side Up was a number one hit in the UK -- one of the biggest selling albums of the year -- and went on to claim Best Album at the Ivor Novello Awards.

An appearance on Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute To John Martyn was followed in 2011 by performances at Glastonbury, Latitude and the Montreux Jazz Festival, before Paolo Nutini reached arguably his largest ever audience as part of London's 2012 Olympics Games concert at Hyde Park.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.15.14 Sound Academy Toronto, ON Canada
09.17.14 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC US
09.17.14 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC US
09.19.14 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA US
09.20.14 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA US
09.22.14 Terminal 5 New York, NY US
09.23.14 Apollo Theater New York, NY US
09.25.14 Roseland Theater Portland, OR US
09.26.14 Fox Theater - Oakland Oakland, CA US
09.27.14 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA US

Video from YouTube

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  • 08.29.14 Enter your details here: http://t.co/ySUbFoXELR to win one of 250 pairs of tickets to Paolo’s performance at this year’s #iTunesFestival
  • 08.28.14 Paolo will be performing on The Blue Stage at Zurich Open Air today. Stage time: 21:30. http://t.co/BV5nGdpIB2
  • 08.21.14 Check this out ... http://t.co/wliHyoB9hn
  • 08.19.14 Paolo will be performing alongside Jimmy Cliff at @StubbsAustin in Texas on Oct 9. Tix on sale Fri - 10am CST. http://t.co/au07Y0cEME
  • 08.19.14 Paolo will be performing as part of the iTunes Festival on Saturday 13th Sept 2014. To win tickets go here: http://t.co/TvmS3FkAfH
  • 08.16.14 Paolo will be performing today at V Festival, Weston Park. Main Stage @ 19:40.
  • 08.13.14 Paolo is pleased to announce that he will be part of #EvenMoreMusic with @BBCR1 on 8th September!
  • 08.11.14 Tune in to @RevoltTV LIVE at 5pm EST to watch the short film for Paolo's track 'Iron Sky' http://t.co/ehyMlnGK8H
  • 08.10.14 To all fans at @sfoutsidelands today - Paolo is now playing at 15:10. Enjoy the show!
  • 08.10.14 For those of you who can't be at @sfoutsidelands today, you can still listen in on @itunes radio! http://t.co/8E8MyzSiC4
  • 08.07.14 The short film for Paolo Nutini’s new single “Iron Sky” is now up on YouTube. http://t.co/SO51WmUqe7
  • 08.06.14 Watch the short film for ‘Iron Sky’ directed by Daniel Wolfe here: http://t.co/N2EXEEajFT