Who is TikTok Sea Shanty star Nathan Evans?

He’s lighting up the charts with Wellerman

Nathan Evans TikTok Wellerman Sea Shanty

by Nathan Katnoria |

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the name Nathan Evans before this start of this year, but the Scottish singer has become one of 2021’s success stories after going viral with his cover of traditional sea shanty Wellerman.

Nathan kicked started the popular ShantyTok trend on TikTok and racked up millions of views on his covers, but he’s not stopping there and is set for even more success after bagging a record deal with Polydor Records off the back of his popularity.

Quite the turn of events, considering he was working a postman this time last year.

So, with the 26-year-old on course to take over the charts, we’ve done some digging to find out everything you need to know about Nathan Evans.

Who is Nathan Evans?

Nathan Evans is a Scottish singer who rose to fame on TikTok.

He began singing covers on the video sharing app in 2020 but rocketed to success later that year when his version of traditional sea shanty Wellerman went viral and amassed over eight million views.

How old is Nathan Evans?

Nathan is 26 years old.

Where is Nathan Evans from?

He is from Airdrie in Scotland.

What was Nathan Evans' job?

Before finding fame on TikTok, Nathan worked as a postman for Royal Mail. He's since quit his day job after signing a record deal.

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When did Nathan Evans release Wellerman?

Wellerman is a well-known sea shanty that is thought to have originated in New Zealand as early as 1860. It rose to popularity again in 2020 when Nathan Evans' cover went viral on TikTok.

Following his online success, Nathan signed a record deal with Polydor Records and released a remix of the song called Wellerman (Sea Shanty) alongside 220 Kid and Billen Ted on 21 January 2021.

So far it has spent two weeks on the Official Singles Chart and has peaked at number two.

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What is the Sea Shanty TikTok trend?

Nathan's viral video sparked a worldwide trend on TikTok, which was given the name ShantyTok. TikTokers have been sharing their own take on traditional sailor songs by updating them with new melodies, harmonies and instruments - and gaining millions of views while they're at it.

What is Nathan Evans' TikTok?

You can find him on TikTok at @nathanevanss.

Is Nathan Evans on social media?

Yep, Nathan's on Twitter and Instagram.

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