Paolo is great on studio albums but really shines live!
Paolo Nutini is a singer-songwriter from Paisley, Scotland. His father’s side of the family hail from Italy but spent most of his time in Scotland where he met Paolo’s mum in Glasgow.
Born in 1987, Paolo Nutini’s career started when an artist was late to perform in his school, Paolo was asked by the music teacher to go up and sing a song.
The reaction from the crowd and Paolo’s naturally stunning voice caught the attention of his soon-to-be manager who happened to be in the crowd!
A few years later, Paolo signed with Atlantic and began work on his first album These Streets, which was released in 2006. Notable singles from this album were Last Request, Jenny Don’t Be Hasty, New Shoes, and Rewind.
All of the singles did well and earned Paolo a steady following in the U.K.
His 2009 follow-up Sunny Side Up took Paolo from selling out two thousand capacity venues to five thousand in the U.K. The best-performing songs on this album were Coming Up Easy and Candy.
In 2014 Paolo released Caustic Love with the very cool Scream (Funk My Life Up) being the lead single.
Paolo Nutini influences
I was lucky enough to be on three legs of his 2009 tour. I saw Paolo, first hand, making the switch from small to medium-sized concert halls, always maintaining a sellout show.
With a fantastic team around him, Paolo earned himself a place among the most important U.K. acts of the moment and is very likely to maintain this position for many years to come.
Even though it has mainly been stated that Paolo is influenced by The Beatles, David Bowie, Oasis, U2, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, I could in his on-the-road vinyl collection mainly spot old school Soul artists like Sam Cooke.
It is obvious that Paolo’s main influences come from American soul music and it is mainly focused on great soul singers like Sam Cooke. However, there is also a very strong folk influence which gives him a unique tone.
Since the release of These Streets, Paolo has toured steadily and gathered bigger and bigger crowds to share his music with.
His follow-up album Sunny Side Up is a triumph, his debut legendary. Paolo Nutini has both simple yet strong songwriting skills and a massive voice.
I loved every minute of watching this guy perform, a legend in the making and one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet.
Paolo Nutini tunes | Related pages
You can learn how to play Last Request by Paolo Nutini using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.
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Slow down, lie down. Remember it’s just you and me…
You can learn how to play Rewind by Paolo Nutini using chords, lyrics, TAB, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
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Picking up the pieces, of the wreck you went and left…