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Paolo Nutini

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  • Born: Paisley, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.paolonutini.com/
  • Recent Activity: 12.19.14 Paolo is pleased to announce that he will be headlining the @OASG festival in Switzerland on 28th June. More info at: http://t.co/HKv6HJQA9O
  • 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
01.09.15 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, Glg UK
01.10.15 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, Glg UK
01.12.15 The O2 London, UK
01.13.15 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Cardiff, Cardiff UK
03.31.15 Enmore Theatre Newtown, ?? Australia
04.01.15 Palais Theatre St Kilda, ?? Australia
04.06.15 Powerstation Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
06.11.15 Seaclose Park Newport, Iow UK

Video from YouTube

  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - "Coming Up Easy" at Funky Claude, Montreux. Paolo Nutini - "Coming Up Easy" at Funky Claude, Montreux.
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - These Streets (FULL ALBUM) Paolo Nutini - These Streets (FULL ALBUM)
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - One Day [Official Video] Paolo Nutini - One Day [Official Video]
  • thumbnail from Paolo Nutini - New Shoes Paolo Nutini - New Shoes


  • 12.19.14 Paolo is pleased to announce that he will be headlining the @OASG festival in Switzerland on 28th June. More info at: http://t.co/HKv6HJQA9O
  • 12.16.14 RT @BBCiPlayer: You can watch @PaoloNutini in concert for @BBCRadio2 on iPlayer here: http://t.co/y9gvvJVven
  • 12.15.14 Tune in to @BBCRadio2 now as Paolo joins Ken Bruce to perform a couple of tracks as part of his In Concert event.
  • 12.15.14 You can watch Paolo’s whole Radio 2 In Concert show live around the world from 8pm (GMT) at http://t.co/QZYuF7BV8C
  • 12.15.14 Soundchecking for @BBCRadio2 's 'In Concert' tonight with @jowhiley ... Live on the radio [and online] from 8pm http://t.co/FUkgR4YXY7
  • 12.15.14 .@jowhiley is putting your questions to Paolo right now on @BBCradio2. Watch him online around the world at http://t.co/QZYuF7BV8C
  • 12.15.14 Paolo is chatting with @simonmayo right now on @BBCRadio2 as part of his In Concert show! Tune in at http://t.co/QZYuF7BV8C
  • 12.15.14 RT @jaysikora: Live on @BBCRadio2 in a sec
  • 12.15.14 Tune into @BBCRadio2 now to hear Paolo perform a couple of tracks for Ken Bruce
  • 12.12.14 Tweet your questions for Paolo to @bbcradio2 using #R2Paolo and watch live on Monday from 5pm at http://t.co/mb1ixdycyM
  • 12.10.14 If you missed this yesterday here’s a stripped down acoustic performance of Paolo Nutini’s track ‘Let Me Down Easy’ http://t.co/zsRii7uTKz
  • 12.09.14 Watch the premiere of the acoustic version for Paolo's "Let Me Down Easy" filmed in Austin, TX via @BuzzFeed http://t.co/ykT7fyKLp1