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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 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 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 U.K. -- one of the biggest-selling albums of the year -- and went on to claim Best Album at the Ivor Novello Awards.

Nutini entered the studio in 2011 to begin sessions for his third album, and 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 Nutini reached his (arguably) largest ever audience as part of London's 2012 Olympics Games concert at Hyde Park. Following his heavy tour scheduling and a breakup with his childhood sweetheart, Nutini took time away from music to rediscover the inspiration that was the driving force behind his first two records, and returned to his hometown Paisley. Eventually, the songs began flowing and Nutini recorded his third record, Caustic Love, which featured American vocalist Janelle Monáe; it was released in April of 2014.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.01.15 Palais Theatre St Kilda, ?? Australia
04.06.15 Powerstation Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
04.07.15 Powerstation Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
04.10.15 Dubai Media City Dubai, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
06.11.15 Seaclose Park Newport, Iow UK
06.12.15 Eden Project Saint Austell, Con UK
06.19.15 Millennium Square Leeds Leeds, Wyk UK
06.20.15 Singleton Park Swansea, Swa UK
06.23.15 Piazza Unita D'italia Trieste, Italy
06.25.15 Cirkus Stockholm, AB Sweden

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  • 03.31.15 Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia 30.03.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInAustralia http://t.co/Zz6mtBaw7O
  • 03.30.15 .@liannelahavas will support Paolo at his shows in Swansea on 20th June & Manchester on 2nd July. More info at http://t.co/5oHqICCATa
  • 03.30.15 West Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Perth, Australia 29.03.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInAustralia http://t.co/uS4eRcgUkq
  • 03.29.15 RT @morningshowon7: Coming up on #TMS7: @johnfarnham and @olivianj, @PaoloNutini performs, plus @JenKirkman and @chinadollrest’s Frank Shek!
  • 03.28.15 If you're in Australia, why not watch Paolo's live performances on @sunriseon7 on @channel7 Sun 29 Mar from 7am .... http://t.co/4uJTVdGn8u
  • 03.27.15 Tickets for Paolo’s hometown show at Bellahouston Park on 29th August are on sale tomorrow at 9am. Further info at http://t.co/a5XN8hgoYI
  • 03.26.15 Paolo will headline his first hometown outdoor show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on Sat 29 August. More info at http://t.co/a5XN8hxZQg
  • 03.22.15 Sowing The Seeds Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa 21.03.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInSouthAfrica http://t.co/lkofZ458AJ
  • 03.20.15 Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, 19.03.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInSouthAfrica http://t.co/shLXfgH4ZM
  • 03.19.15 Tickets for Paolo’s four headline UK summer shows are on sale tomorrow at 9am (Friday 20 March). More info at: http://t.co/s8IsKgUOrH
  • 03.19.15 Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, 18.03.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInSouthAfrica http://t.co/v5KUEEOQGF
  • 03.18.15 Paolo plays @KirstenboschNBG in Cape Town tonight. Doors at 6pm. Share your photos with #PaoloInSouthAfrica