Video of Glasgow singer's Paolo Nutini cover leaves viewers 'thinking it was him'

Max Corbett performing at the Piper Whisky Bar
-Credit: (Image: Max Corbett/TikTok)


A singer's rendition of a Paolo Nutini classic in a Glasgow bar has left people convinced he sounds exactly like the Paisley songwriter.

Max Corbett was performing at the Piper Whisky Bar and shared a video of him singing Paolo's hit song Candy on TikTok. He received plenty of praise from viewers, with many saying his voice was almost indistinguishable from the beloved singer.

One viewer commented: "As a massive fan of Paolo, I actually thought it was him". Another echoed this, saying, "that's not Paolo?!"

Another joked: "Absolutely amazing! Starting to wonder why I booked for Paolo in June when you're right at home!"

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Speaking to Glasgow Live, Max, 25, from Blackwood near Motherwell, said he was shocked by the response, with the videos racking up thousands of views.

He said: I’ve only ever really been told I sound like him before by my mum. Whenever I sing I tend to go into the voice of whoever I’m singing.

"I have had a lot of people commenting saying it too to be fair.

"It was a bit weird, I've never posted anything with the hope of it going viral. It’s a bit surreal, but it’s the musicians around me that I’m happy are getting a platform."

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Max was joined by Euan Johnstone on the guitar and Mark Gillespie on the drums for the performance. He is also in a band called Spiral Cities, which has headlined King Tuts and has a some gigs coming this August.

Speaking of his beginnings in music, he said: "I started playing piano when I was eight. I didn’t really believe I could sing at all but I'd sing in the house and my mum would tell me I was good.

"A couple years ago, I thought I wanted to give it a real shot and started singing in pubs. I joined a band to get my confidence up because I hated singing in front of people."