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Paolo Nutini

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  • Born: Paisley, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.paolonutini.com/
  • Recent Activity: 01.27.15 Paolo will perform at this year’s @NorthSeaJazz Festival in Rotterdam on Sat 11th July. Tickets are on sale now at http://t.co/0pJfH7Of6E
  • 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 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
03.31.15 Enmore Theatre Newtown, ?? Australia
04.01.15 Palais Theatre St Kilda, ?? Australia
04.06.15 Powerstation Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
04.07.15 Powerstation Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
06.11.15 Seaclose Park Newport, Iow UK

Video from YouTube

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  • 01.27.15 Paolo will perform at this year’s @NorthSeaJazz Festival in Rotterdam on Sat 11th July. Tickets are on sale now at http://t.co/0pJfH7Of6E
  • 01.22.15 Paolo will play a headline show at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday 10th April. Tickets & info at: http://t.co/xvjHzJ7Ufx
  • 01.16.15 See all the photos from Paolo’s show at the SSE Hydro at http://t.co/Dp6gfMEbyu http://t.co/Q0p85Nwifq
  • 01.15.15 We’re pleased to announce that Paolo has been nominated for Best British Male at this year’s @BRITAwards #BRITs2015
  • 01.15.15 Paolo performed live for @939theriver ‘Live River Sessions’! Check out the incredible performances at http://t.co/raaEzZiGfO
  • 01.13.15 Paolo plays the @MotorpointDiff in Cardiff tonight. Share your photos with #PaoloInTheUK http://t.co/CqneDZsCV3
  • 01.13.15 London, The O2, 12 Jan 2015. Fan photo credits: @LisaMarieMeikle @matt_wildsmith @meganstobo_x #PaoloInTheUK http://t.co/JZVyYMwxOo
  • 01.12.15 Updated stage time at the @O2 tonight, now 9pm. Don't forget to post your pictures #PaoloInTheUK
  • 01.12.15 RT @TheO2: .@PaoloNutini kicks off the first gig of 2015 tonight at #TheO2. Doors 6.30, @vaults 7.30 and Paolo at 8.45pm. http://t.co/P6xEE…
  • 01.12.15 A limited number of production holds have just been released. Purchase tickets now via http://t.co/XWDbeoXUb1
  • 01.12.15 Paolo plays @TheO2 in London tonight. Share your photos with #PaoloInTheUK http://t.co/9C9Faz6h1u
  • 01.12.15 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (Second Night). Fan photo credits: @alison_thomson @caitlindivers @euandonaghy #PaoloInTheUK http://t.co/EEDUxeRL9U