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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
08.08.14 Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA US
08.08.14 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA US
08.16.14 Weston Park Telford, Tfw UK
08.29.14 Stradbally Hall Laois, LS Ireland
09.15.14 Sound Academy Toronto, ON Canada
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

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  • 07.29.14 Getting ready to play live on @BBCRadio2 with @RealKenBruce ... Listen after 11am http://t.co/6unELDv0uH
  • 07.29.14 'Iron Sky' will be the third single to be taken from Paolo's album 'Caustic Love' http://t.co/YuHYIxKgWV
  • 07.28.14 Paolo is pleased to announce he will be adding five additional dates to his US & Canadian tour. See full details at http://t.co/fI5EQ9rhex
  • 07.28.14 Tune in to @BBCR2 tomorrow from 9:30am to hear Paolo playing two songs from his new album ‘Caustic Love’ live from Glasgow.
  • 07.23.14 Benicassim FIB. 20.07.2014 Fan Photo’s. #PaoloInSpain. Credits's: @automaticz, @kimberley505, @lucia_gonzalez http://t.co/zFO3tyV9vm
  • 07.22.14 Paolo will be performing at @aclfestival on Friday 3rd October and Friday 10th October. Tickets available from: http://t.co/xI0TwgTSAa
  • 07.22.14 Rock In Roma. 19.07.2014. Fan Photo's #PaoloInItaly @cloudinksy @tresacoraggio @martin_ina http://t.co/pjVAWasE9o
  • 07.20.14 Paolo is playing Benniccassim FIB tonight. Stage Time: 01:00am. Share your photos with #PaoloInSpain
  • 07.19.14 Paolo is performing at Rock in Roma tonight. Stage Time: 21:45. Share your photo’s with #PaoloInItaly
  • 07.18.14 Hydrogen City Festival, Padua. 17.07.2014. Fan Photos. #PaoloInItaly http://t.co/ZmndEb9K4i
  • 07.17.14 Paolo will be playing Hydrogen City Festival in Padua tonight! Share your photos with #PaoloInItaly
  • 07.17.14 Goa Boa Festival, Porto Antico, Genova. 17.07.2014. Fan photos credits: @eelebi & @gieffepi #PaoloInItaly http://t.co/foUQKvOcVM