ShantyTok: Singing postman quits job after he is provided a document deal
The ocean shanty singing postman who made folks music go viral has stop his day job after successful a document cope with Polydor Information. Folks musician Nathan Evans posted a canopy on social media app Tik Tok of the notorious nineteenth Century whaling music The Wellerman in December and shortly amassed a following. The 26-year-old’s music sparked a brand new development for #ShantyTok because it was dueted by different customers together with Lord Lloyd-Webber who offered a musical accompaniment, leaving the Scot “speechless for about two days”. Mr Evans, from Airdrie, Scotland, quickly discovered himself on the centre of a media storm with views of the duvet rising sevenfold since final week, amounting to a complete of seven.8 million streams. On Wednesday, the postman shared along with his newly acquired 566.3k followers that he had stop his job – and landed a music cope with Polydor Information. A visibly overwhelmed and shocked Mr Evans mentioned: “See how I used to be a postman on Friday? I’ve simply signed to the most important document label on this planet. I’ve simply signed a cope with Polydor Information. I’ve achieved it. It’s achieved and I’m releasing a single.” For these questioning if the brand new single will probably be his rendition of The Wellerman, Mr Evans mentioned “aye”. There may be at the moment no set date for the discharge however the star has cracked open the champagne. “The longer term will probably be fairly vivid I hope. This can be a once-in-a-lifetime alternative, it is by no means going to come back round once more. “Hopefully if nothing comes of it then I can return and proceed being a postman, however I believed on the minute I will seize it and see what occurs,” he mentioned.
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