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Sea shanty singer Nathan Evans to perform online gig for STV Children’s Appeal

© STVNathan Evans
Nathan Evans

The singer behind the viral sea shanty craze that has swept the internet is set to perform a charity gig to raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal.

Nathan Evans, who left his job as a postman two weeks ago after being snapped up by the Polydor record label, will play a streamed set from the banks of Black Loch.

The performance, hosted by STV reporter Polly Bartlett, will be broadcast on Facebook on Friday from 5pm.

Nathan said: “It’s been a mental few weeks and there has been so much going on but when STV came and asked me to do a special gig for the STV Children’s Appeal, there was no way I could pass it up!

“It’s a really important cause. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody online on Friday night for a wee tune to help raise some money.”

The 26-year-old’s TikTok videos of him performing sea shanties in his bedroom went viral, attracting over 20 million views and earning him upwards of 760,000 followers.

His version of the 19th century whaling song Wellerman went to number one in The Official Big Top 40 last Sunday, remixed by 220 Kid and Billented.

Nathan has received glowing endorsements from stars including Lorraine Kelly and BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills.

Airdrie-based Nathan’s performance from the picturesque Black Loch, near his hometown, will be streamed to raise money to support the one in four children currently living in poverty in Scotland.

Viewers can stream it from 5pm on the STV Children Appeal’s Facebook page ( They can also donate £5 to the Appeal by texting HERO to 70507.