If you think you know Paolo Nutini, think again. His 1.5 million selling 2006 debut album, "These Streets" established the young Scot as a leading talent amongst the new wave of singer-songwriters and his second album "Sunny Side Up" not only won the Ivor Novello award for Best Album in 2010, but also went on to sell nearly 2 million copies in the UK alone.
His new EP Iron Sky, out April 15th on Atlantic Records will further showcase his maverick talent and reveals a maturity as a writer and performer which extends far beyond his 27 years. New single "Scream (Funk My Life Up)" will be the first track released from the record. His full length album Caustic Love will follow later this year.
Obsessed with music since he heard the Drifters at age five, Paolo dropped out of school at 16, performing and working as a studio engineer. He was signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun in 2005 shortly after his 18th birthday.
Paolo has headlined festivals worldwide, performed in bands with jazz and soul legends Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Buddy Williams and Cornell Dupree, and sung with childhood idols; Les McCann, Soloman Burke and Ben E King. He also joined The Rolling Stones onstage at the Isle of Wight in 2007 dueting with Mick Jagger on "Love In Vain" and supported Led Zepplin at the O2 Arena show in 2007.
Nominated for three Brits Awards so far, Paolo Nutini is one of the most successful and acclaimed artists to emerge from the UK in recent years.