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Belsonic 2010 - Paolo Nutini

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ATL | 15:08 UK time, Thursday, 19 August 2010

Describe in a tweet: Paolo saves the day.

ePaulo_Nutini4.jpgWhat happened: Belsonic, like a builder in a business suit, is pumped and ready for Paolo Nutini. The waning crowds for Heathers and the train wreck that was Carly Connor is all forgotten and forgiven now as the raspy reveller kicks into '10/10'. Tracks such as 'Candy' and 'New Shoes' test the vocal capabilities of the 5,000 in attendance at Custom House Square while 'Growing Up Beside You' and 'Tricks of the Trade' take the square to a more contemplative place.

The Scotsman ambles around stage in a manner fitting his voice, a 70 year old delta blues come Paisley man. He's never been known as the most enigmatic frontman, there are no Van Halen star jumps or Mick Jagger peacock walks, but what we do get is an extremely earnest, honest songwriter who has struck a chord in the hopeless romantics of the nation. He wraps up tonight's proceedings with a cover of 'Time to Pretend' by MGMT, it certainly delights the crowd but is obviously a bit of fun and not meant to be taken seriously. Good work wee man.

I'll Take The High Road: 'Candy' was a moment for the romantics.

You Take The Low Road: He was half an hour late on stage.

Belsonic rating: 8/10

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