Nuts for Nutini
Ever since Paolo Nutini sang his Last Request back in 2006, we have been unconditionally in love with him. But these days our attraction is going through the roof because he just seems to be getting hotter and hotter…
The 27-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter is of Italian descent, hence the beautiful, swoon-worthy, full name: Paolo Giovanni Nutini. Prior to embarking upon his music career, Paolo was expecting to follow his father into the family fish and chip shop business. However, he was encouraged to sing by his music-loving grandfather and a teacher at his school, St. Andrews Academy.
When Paolo turned 17 he moved to London and began to perform regularly at The Bedford Pub in Balham. He gradually started to get recognition for his singing talent and performed live acoustic spots on Radio London and The Hard Rock Café. Alongside this he played support slots for The Rolling Stones, KT Tunstall and Amy Winehouse.
His raspy singing voice wooed the hearts of many (including ours) when he released his debut album These Streets in 2006, which peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Three years later, he dropped his second album Sunny Side Up, to positive critical acclaim; it debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
In April of this year we were overjoyed to hear (and see) Paolo back on the music scene following the release of his third studio album Caustic Love. If you are yet to hear it, head over to his website here, and pick up a copy. It is by far one of our most listened to albums of 2014, we cannot get enough of it!
In late July 2014, on the backbone of Caustic Love, the BBC referred to Nutini as “arguably Scotland’s biggest musician right now”, to which all of us here at Janes unquestionably agree with.
Watch and listen to one of our favourite tracks from the album entitled Iron Sky, performed live at Abbey Road…
We’ll leave you with a few pictures of the handsome Scot, you can thank us later ladies!
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