ShantyTok: Singing postman quits job after he’s supplied a doc deal
The ocean shanty singing postman who made of us music go viral has cease his day job after profitable a doc deal with Polydor Information. Folks musician Nathan Evans posted a cover on social media app Tik Tok of the infamous nineteenth Century whaling music The Wellerman in December and shortly amassed a following. The 26-year-old’s music sparked a model new improvement for #ShantyTok as a result of it was dueted by completely different prospects along with Lord Lloyd-Webber who supplied a musical accompaniment, leaving the Scot “speechless for about two days”. Mr Evans, from Airdrie, Scotland, shortly found himself on the centre of a media storm with views of the cover rising sevenfold since ultimate week, amounting to a whole of seven.8 million streams. On Wednesday, the postman shared alongside together with his newly acquired 566.3k followers that he had cease his job – and landed a music deal with Polydor Information. A visibly overwhelmed and shocked Mr Evans talked about: “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 model new single will most likely be his rendition of The Wellerman, Mr Evans talked about “aye”. There could also be in the intervening time no set date for the discharge nonetheless 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, nonetheless I believed on the minute I’ll seize it and see what happens,” he talked about.
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