ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #30 dig.05 - Page 40
AN IDEAL ROCKSTAR
Creating fame and cult status has become easy. Grow a
beard, download garage band and always make sure you
use the right Instagram filter. And boom, you’ve got the
ingredients to become the new poster boy of guitar music.
That was true at least until Paulo Nutini came along – the
27-year-old bushy haired Scottish singer-songwriter and
part time heart throb celebrity who hates selfies. He’s done
a duet with the Rolling Stones and doesn’t use Facebook.
He even admits to not having the password to his several
hundred thousand strong Twitter account.
So what gives?
The short answer, it’s all about the music man.
I had the fortune of meeting him face-to-face across a
coffee table and an espresso in the plush Protea Fire &
Ice Hotel (have a gander). His balcony overlooks a warm
Cape Town skyline. That coming weekend he would
rock Sowing The Seeds – the music and lifestyle festival
considered to be the hors d'oeuvre of Rocking the Daisies.
And fans ate it up.
It was time to ask a few interesting questions about
twerking, 90’s nostalgia and his “biggest sadness”.
by Johann M Smith