by / December 3rd, 2009 /

Paolo Nutini – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Paolo Nutini drew Beatles-esque screams from the predominantly college-aged females on his second night in Dublin, in a performance which leaned closer to folk than rock on the night. While a cover of Christy Moore’s ‘Ride On’ pleased the crowd, songs like ‘These Streets’ captivated the audience so much, that Nutini said that the crowd deserved the microphone more than him, while his band proved their worth with, among other pieces, a Benny Hill style Saxophone solo during ‘Funkie Cigarette.’ ‘Jenny Don’t Be Hasty’ featured a sample intro of Donna Summer ‘Love to Love you Baby.’

He finished up the night with an encore consisting of a solo version of ‘Tricks of the Trade,’ a cover of MGMT’s Time to Pretend and ‘Last Request’ followed by an Italian number, ‘Caruso’.

Photos by Kieran Frost
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