Paolo Nutini wanted to be 'Frankie Vaseline'

Paolo Nutini says if he had used a stage name he would have chosen 'Frankie Vaseline'

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Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini wanted his stage name to be 'Frankie Vaseline'.

The half-Scottish, half-Italian singer has admitted that he often despairs when confused fans think he is using an alias on stage.

The 'These Streets' hitmaker - whose birth name is Paolo Nutini - told GQ magazine: "A lot of people say, 'Come on, what's your real name?' But if I had a stage name it would be 'Johnny Moped' or 'Frankie Vaseline'. Not Paolo Nutini."

The 27-year-old musician recently came back to the scene with his hugely successful album, 'Casutic Love' following a four-year hiatus after releasing his second album, 'Sunny Side Up' in 2009.

Regarding the break, he explained: "[It] was really for the music, in that I wasn't too sure what I was writing about. I really needed to experience things to write."

Meanwhile, Paolo recently admitted he is keen to collaborate with Pharrell Williams in the future and believes the 'Happy' singer has the "Midas touch" - meaning he can do no wrong in the industry.

He said: "He's the man with the Midas touch. I don't think it is as easy as just saying, 'Hey Pharrell, let's do this!'

"But I think he seems to be making more and more music. He seems a busy man just now but who knows maybe I'll bump into him. You never know."

Paolo Nutini

The Ivor Novello Award-winning Paisley pop singer-songwriter. Paolo Nutini's first album These Streets, which included hits 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty' and 'New Shoes', was released in 2006 and peaked at number three in the UK chart. In his early days Nutini supported The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall and…

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