NATHAN TO APPEAR ON ITV1 SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY THIS WEEK
Following the global success of the sea shanty phenomenon, Nathan Evans who kickstarted the craze, today releases the official video for “Wellerman 220Kid & Killen Ted Remix”. After dominating the charts worldwide and with 100 million global streams to date, Nathan is on course to claim the #1 on this week’s Official Chart. In a bid to ‘get Nathan Evans to #1’, MTV UK were given the exclusive premiere of the official music video which is now available worldwide [HERE].
To celebrate the release of the music video, Nathan says: “I cannot wait for everyone to see it, it’s going to be incredible and hopefully you all love it! I had so much fun making this music video and I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me up to this point. It is because of all of you guys that I am in this position and that I am able to be releasing this music video. You’re going to love it. `Next Monday, keep your eyes peeled!”.
It’s all down to him that a new generation are discovering the thrills of fisherman-themed, multi-harmonised folk music. It all began when Nathan, from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire in Scotland, decided to start uploading songs to TikTok after completing his morning duties as a postman. He soon found himself at the centre of a new cultural movement whirling around sea shanties with his own videos racking up millions of views overnight. Now, signed to Universal Music and taking his music career full time, he follows in the chart dominating footsteps of those he has always admired including Dermot Kennedy, Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran as well as finding unlikely fans in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow and Brian May who have also uploaded their own renditions of the song to TikTok.
In a feature about how Nathan kickstarted this global trend, The Independent said, “The sea shanty frenzy has taken on a life beyond TikTok, even landing a spot on BBC Radio 4, and being Googled more than at any other time in history”. The Guardian wrote that sea shanties have “become something of a global online obsession” and the LA Times described how sea shanties have “taken over the internet”.
Nathan also recently announced his 2021 & 2022 U.K. & European tour which kicks off on 1 December in Dublin with dates scheduled throughout the U.K. and Europe including Manchester, London, France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
U.K. & European Tour Dates
01 December 2021 Dublin, Ireland Academy 2 06 December 2021 Manchester, U.K. The Deaf Institute 08 December 2021 London, U.K. Colours 12 December 2021 Glasgow, U.K. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 14 December 2021 Glasgow, U.K. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
08 January 2022 Paris, France La Maroquinerie 09 January 2022 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka Oudaan 12 January 2022 Cologne, Germany Luxor 13 January 2022 Munich, Germany Ampere München 14 January 2022 Zurich, Switzerland Papiersaal 16 January 2022 Berlin, Germany Privatclub 17 January 2022 Hamburg, Germany Nochtspeicher