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Duran Duran are to represent musical talent from England at a concert marking the start of the Olympic Games.

Evans pledges smooth ride on breakfast show

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My Secret Life: Paolo Nutini, singer-songwriter, 22

The home I grew up in ... I remember when we made the step from flat to house and I got my own room. It was a nice big house across the road from a lake and up the street from a country park

Album: Paolo Nutini, Sunny Side Up (Atlantic)

The follow-up to Nutini's 2006 debut finds Ethan (Kings of Leon) Johns gamely trying to make production sense of a record that ranges from ska to soul via country and ragtime. Adventurous, but this 22-year-old does possess a voice that conveys a maturity beyond his years, even if it's lost at times due to lack of musical continuity. "Come Up Easy" is an Otis Redding-like highlight, while "10/10", a punchy ska number, teleports you to a place closer to the Caribbean than Nutini's home town of Paisley.

Hogmanay, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Caledonian troubadour brings it all back home
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