Footage emerges of Lewis Capaldi's first gig - on stage in Edinburgh, aged 11

A video of Lewis Capaldi's first ever live performance has emerged online - and it shows the West Lothian singing sensation covering Paolo Nutini on stage in Edinburgh, aged just 11.

Today, the 23-year-old from Whitburn is one of music's hottest properties, but it's clear he's been working hard at his craft from a very young age.

Footage posted on YouTube shows the Someone You Loved hitmaker performing Nutini's hit Rewind on stage during an all-day event called SOS Fest at Guthrie Street nightspot GRV, which is now called the Mash House.

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Looking back on his first steps to stardom on the George Ezra & Friends podcast, Capaldi said: “I don’t know if you remember that Orange Unsigned Act that was on Channel 4.

"This guy, Tommy Reilly, won it and I supported him as my first gig.

“It was an all day festival called SOS Fest in the GRV in Edinburgh which is now called the Mash House.

"I went on first on the wee acoustic stage and no one was really there.

“Right before Tommy went on, this guy Ross Coutts realised I was still there and said the changeover was taking longer than expected if I wanted to jump on and sing two or three songs.

Lewis Capaldi has come a long way since his first ever gigLewis Capaldi has come a long way since his first ever gig
Lewis Capaldi has come a long way since his first ever gig

“For me as an 11-year-old, it was next level.

“There’s a video of me online singing Rewind by Paolo Nutini. Everyone starts singing along to the chorus and you can see the moment where the pin drops with me like ‘I’m f****** pursuing this.”

“My face just lights up - the video looks like it’s been filmed on a f****** toaster - but you can see the exact moment I go ‘I’m having some of this’.”

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