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Paolo Nutini


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Paisley, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2003 – present)

Paolo Giovanni Nutini (b. 1987) is a Scottish . His influences include David Bowie, Damien Rice, Oasis, The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac.

Born on born 9th January 1987 in Paisley, Scotland, his father is of Italian descent and his mother Glaswegian, although his father’s family have been in Scotland for four generations. Nutini had no formal music training, and was expecting to follow his father into the family fish and chip shop business. He was first encouraged to sing by his music-loving grandfather and a teacher at his school who recognised his talent. He left school to work as a roadie and to sell T-shirts for Speedway and spent three years learning the music business, performing live, alone and with a band, and working as a studio hand at Glasgow’s Park Lane Studio.

His big chance came when he attended a concert for David Sneddon’s return to his home town of Paisley at the beginning of 2003. Sneddon was delayed, and as the winner of an impromptu pop quiz, Nutini was given the chance to perform a couple of songs on stage during the wait. The favourable reaction of the crowd impressed another member of the audience, who offered to become his manager.

A Daily Record journalist, John Dingwall, saw him performing at the Queen Margaret Union, and invited him to appear live on Radio Scotland. Still only seventeen, he moved to London, and performed regularly at the Bedford pub in Balham whilst still legally too young to drink alcohol himself. Other radio and live appearances followed, including two live acoustic spots on Radio London, The Hard Rock Cafe, and support slots for Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall.


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  • thunder__

    I'm glad he's back. Caustic Love is better than I was expecting, welcome back Paolo.

    Yesterday 5:30am Reply
  • disorder14

    IRON SKY!!!!!!

    15 Apr 9:16pm Reply
  • pjrocket101

    Paolo is truth. Iron Sky might be my favorite song of the year so far.

    15 Apr 6:54pm Reply

    Paolo Nutini is here again to show us that good music can be done yet. Iron Sky is amazing!

    14 Apr 1:20pm Reply
  • McAvoyeur94

    Really not god at all...

    14 Apr 9:38am Reply
  • saintlullss

    Iron Sky <3 [5] i cant breathe.

    13 Apr 8:56pm Reply
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  • Stevyy

    jesus came back, and his name on earth is Paolo Nutini, his power is his music, his magic are his word, his genius are his melodies. i'm slayed. Caustic Love is probably the best album of this year bar none regardless of who will still release music.

    11 Apr 12:13am Reply
  • J-u-l-i-a

    "absolute genius" - I DON'T THINK SO!

    10 Apr 11:39am Reply
  • hpsss

    his worst album... :(

    10 Apr 11:04am Reply
  • magenta27

    "Caustic Love" album review ;-)

    9 Apr 10:39pm Reply
  • Allaaan

    Caustic Love is EPIC!

    9 Apr 10:37pm Reply
  • Drowned_Man

    Iron Sky <3 [4]

    9 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • PsyPsymon

    Absolute genius. Paolo can do no wrong. Some of his music just leaves me speechless.

    9 Apr 5:33pm Reply
  • danielforster

    He's a lot better than the crap in his similar artists would suggest. Sunny Side Up and Caustic Love (so far) are brilliant

    9 Apr 1:51pm Reply
  • JNez

    listening to the new cd now....Diana <3 <3

    9 Apr 12:50am Reply
  • MiaBaggins

    Caustic Love is the best one yet! I'm absolutely in love with it! ^^

    8 Apr 6:06pm Reply
  • dcbr

    caustic love vazou *--*

    8 Apr 3:07pm Reply
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  • Forbeing

    iron sky is one of the greatest Songs i've ever heard. Caustic Love will be insanely good. [2]

    31 Mar 10:26pm Reply
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