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Paolo Nutini

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  • Born: Paisley, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.paolonutini.com/
  • Recent Activity: 05.25.15 You can vote for 'Caustic Love' at http://t.co/8m6MRXevJg ... Voting for Scotland's Album of 2014 is only open for 72 hours - so vote now!
  • Paolo Nutini

  • Paolo Nutini

  • 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.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
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
07.02.15 Castlefield Bowl Manchester, UK
07.04.15 Marlay Park Dublin, D Ireland
07.10.15 Ahoy Rotterdam, ZH Netherlands
07.18.15 Piazza Colbert Barolo, Cuneo Italy

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  • 05.25.15 You can vote for 'Caustic Love' at http://t.co/8m6MRXevJg ... Voting for Scotland's Album of 2014 is only open for 72 hours - so vote now!
  • 04.28.15 Paolo’s album ‘Caustic Love’ has been nominated for the @SAYaward - you'll get the chance to vote for it to win the award at the end of May.
  • 04.21.15 Paolo will be playing @pukkelpop Festival on Thursday 20 August. For tickets & info go to: http://t.co/P9tlBvVQhR #pkp15
  • 04.16.15 Paolo will be playing Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday 9 July. For tickets & info go to: http://t.co/FkHpFFe8EB
  • 04.16.15 Paolo will be playing Lowlands Festival on Friday 21st August. For tickets & info go to: http://t.co/c5g0FXaINM
  • 04.10.15 Paolo performs at Media City, Dubai tonight. Doors open at 6pm. Share your photos with #PaoloInDubai
  • 04.07.15 Powerstation, Auckland, NZ 6th & 7th April Fan photos #PaoloInNewZealand http://t.co/G50qOD0RkK
  • 04.01.15 Palais Theatre, Melbourne 31.3.2015 Fan photos #PaoloInAustralia http://t.co/XHZd9Yj8VN
  • 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!