ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #30 dig.05 - Page 44

YOU WERE QUITE CLOSE TO YOUR NONNO – YOUR PIANO PLAYING ITALIAN GRANDFATHER, JACKIE NUTINI. YOU’VE STATED THAT ONE OF YOUR “BIGGEST SADNESSES” IS THAT HE NEVER GOT TO SEE YOU SING. WHAT DO YOU THINK HE WOULD SAY OF YOU PERFORMING IN SA? He would have called me and asked if I needed a roadie. When I was 9 nine or 10 ten he said to me: ‘“you can always do one better.” He was such an eccentric character, a bit of a maverick. My father always said he was dying for a musician and a singer in the family. Nonno is the reason I ended up being one. WHAT MEMORY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR SA FANS WITH? I’m not much of a twerker. But I’ve been told I have the ass for it [laughs]. I suppose the sentiment I want to get across is that there’s no right or right or wrong way. No one is perfect. You’ve got be who you are. Hit or miss. ‘BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER.’ PAULO NUTINI