Sunday February 23, 2020

Keeping it under his Hats

Introspective and shy, Blue Nile frontman Paul Buchanan is the antithesis of the modern rock star, writes Nadine O'Regan.

28th July, 2012
Paul Buchanan: 'Being flattered on a daily basis throws you off your stride.' Photo: Richard Campbell

Ask Paul Buchanan about his life in Glasgow, and the Blue Nile frontman quickly downplays the notion that anything exciting ever happens to him. "I live an incredibly regular and dull life," he says, smiling. "I answer emails, make dinner."

No limos, model girlfriends or flash events? Well - how to put this - I'm not remotely surprised. In a way, their attachment to ordinariness is what has always made Buchanan and the Blue Nile...

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