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Paolo Nutini (born 9.1.1987)
Paolo Nutini is a Scottish singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the UK with the release of his debut album These Streets.
Paolo Nutini: Childhood
Paolo Nutini was born and raised in Paisley, near Glasgow, Scotland. His father is descended from the Barga area of Tuscany in Italy, though his family has lived in Scotland for four generations. Paolo's family run a fish and chip shop in Paisley.
Paolo Nutini: Musical Career
For three and a half years, whilst he was growing up, Paolo Nutini received singing lessons from Avril McCusker. However, his parents still expected him to follow them into the family business - running a fish and chip shop. Despite this, a teacher at his school, St. Andrews Academy, recognised his talent and encouraged him to follow his songwriting career.
Paolo Nutini left school to work as a roadie for the band Speedway, as well as performing live himself. He performed solo, as well as with Dome and Dick from The Dongues. Paolo also went on to work at Glasgow's Park Lane Studio.
Paolo Nutini's big break was quite an unusual one. During a homecoming concert for David Sneddon, staged by local radio station 102.5 Clyde 1, Paolo won an impromptu quiz. He was given the chance to get onstage and perform a couple of his own songs, whilst the crowd waited for Sneddon's arrival. A member of the audience was so impressed with the performance that he offered to become Paolo's manager.
Nutini was then invited to perform on BBC Radio Scotland after a journalist from the Daily Record saw him perform at the Queen Margaret Union. At the age of 17, Nutini moved to London and performed regularly at Balham's Bedford pub. He was soon offered support slots with KT Tunstall and Amy Winehouse.
During 2006, Paolo Nutini gigged heavily around the UK, largely to sold-out venues, such as King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, the Wireless Festival, T in the Park and an appearance on Later . With Jools Holland. Edinburgh's 2006 Hogmany celebration in Princes Street was cancelled, due to bad weather, so Nutini was drafted in at the last minute to perform in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle for BBC Scotland.
Paolo Nutini's debut album, These Streets, was produced by Ken Nelson, who has previously worked with Coldplay and Gomez. It spawned the singles 'Last Request', 'These Streets' and 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty'.
In 2007, Paolo Nutini performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. He also performed at Wembley Stadium, as part of the Live Earth event, with a cover of Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World'. Nutini also performed on 'Covers', a song on The View's album, Which Bitch?
A number of his songs have featured in TV programmes such as Scrubs, CSI: Miami and the film The Jane Austen Book Club.
In June 2009, Nutini's second album, Sunny Side Up was released on Atlantic Records.
11th December 2014 -
'One Day' is the latest single from Paolo Nutini, taken from his hit third studio album 'Caustic Love' released earlier this year through Atlantic Records. The album is certified platinum and topped UK charts upon...
29th October 2014 -
Sultry Scottish singer, Paolo Nutini, has devastated a legion of fans by cancelling a number of gigs this week as a result of "severe tonsillitis". He was due to perform at the Motorpoint Arena in...
13th May 2014 -
Paolo Nutini's second album, 2009's 'Sunny Side Up', saw the Scotsman top the charts with a record that would go on to be certified platinum five times. The follow up, 'Caustic Love', has already started...
28th April 2014 -
The Dutch rapper-turned-singer Mr Probz has gone straight in at No.1 with his tune 'Waves'. Probz sold 127,000 copies of the track, which is his debut UK release. He is the latest Dutch artist to...
18th April 2014 -
Paolo Nutini's new album has been out for nearly a week giving music critics chance to chew over the Scottish singer-songwriter's third studio effort, Caustic Love. Released five years after 2009's five times platinum-selling Sunny...
17th April 2014 -
Paolo Nutini is back after five years with the release of his third studio album 'Caustic Love' - and there definitely feels to be a new air about him. You might be used to the...
6th August 2009 -
Coming Up Easy video from Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini follows up his last single 'Candy' with 'Coming Up Easy' set for release on August 10th through Atlantic Records, both singles are features on his second album...
11th May 2009 -
Review of Paolo Nutini's album Sunny Side Up.Scotchman Paolo Nutini and his band of Vipers return with 'Sunny Side Up' off the back of widespread acclaim for his 2006 debut. Although 'These Streets' received glowing...
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