Paisley born, Paolo Nutini is just days away from representing Scotland at a star studded gig at Hyde Park marking the start of the Olympics.

The singer/songwriter will share the stage with musical heavyweights representing each individual country of our nation this Friday; Duran Duran (England), The Stereophonics (Wales) and Snow Patrol (Northern Ireland).

At just 25, Nutini¬†already has a long-list of impressive achievements under his belt; he played Wembley Stadium as part of the Live Earth line-up in 2007, supported both The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin on tour, played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and sold out New York City’s¬†Carnegie Hall.

Paolo expressed his delight at being asked to get involved and represent his home country when the line-up was announced in early May. The concert has been organised by BT London as part of a string of events to mark the Olympics and has completely sold-out.

Saltire pride in nothing new for Nutini who played a very special gig in his hometown of Paisley in 2010 at the city’s Town Hall where he was first discovered as a singing schoolboy and played a very intimate gig at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut that same year as part of the venue’s 20th birthday celebrations.

Paolo is currently working on his forthcoming third studio album, the follow up to 2009’s “Sunny Side Up” and his debut album from 2007, “These Streets”

The world may be watching but the Scottish cheers will be the loudest; Good Luck Paolo!

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