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Paolo Nutini

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  • Paolo Nutini

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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
09.19.14 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
09.29.14 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA US
10.02.14 Granada Theater Dallas, TX US
10.03.14 Zilker Park Austin, TX US

Video from YouTube

  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up) [Official Video] Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up) [Official Video]
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy [Official Video] Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy [Official Video]
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini Live Paleo Festival - July 2010 - Nyon Paolo Nutini Live Paleo Festival - July 2010 - Nyon

Activity

  • 09.19.14 Lincoln Theatre, Washington. 09.17.14. More photos at: http://t.co/KOi2Z4Dxvy #PaoloInAmerica http://t.co/OHZWHr9FgE
  • 09.18.14 Hey Philadelphia, from 10am – 2pm enter at @wxpnfm’s twitter to win 2 tix & the chance to meet Paolo Nutini @theTrocadero this Saturday
  • 09.17.14 In case you missed it, check out Paolo's performance of "Scream (Funk My Life Up)" on the @TODAYshow this morning http://t.co/TCKuqdjDdT
  • 09.17.14 RT @okayplayer: Watch UK Crooner @PaoloNutini’s Live Performance Of “Iron Sky” At Abbey Road Studios + Cop The #CausticLove LP http://t.co/…
  • 09.17.14 Lincoln Theatre, Washington. Doors: 9pm. Share your photos with #PaoloInAmerica http://t.co/QJ5h1FTrxd
  • 09.17.14 Watch Paolo Nutini perform on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight at 11:35pm
  • 09.17.14 Sound checking, camera rehearsal @TODAYshow ... Watch after 8am EST http://t.co/K99zMUxZxZ
  • 09.16.14 Paolo's critically acclaimed album Caustic Love is now available in the US on @iTunesMusic http://t.co/vNG8Am2aiG
  • 09.16.14 iTunes Festival, The Roundhouse. 13.09.2014. View fan photo's at http://t.co/W3tWqqXKkj & watch his whole set at: http://t.co/8LO2AwesKe
  • 09.16.14 Tonight's set list from @soundacademy in Toronto ... http://t.co/jHoWD5ssNs
  • 09.15.14 Watch Paolo Nutini perform live on @TheTodayShow September 17th at 8am EST!
  • 09.13.14 Paolo is about to take to the stage at the #itunesfestival watch live at http://t.co/FQK4TuKaHI