GLASGOW (AP) – From postman to international chart topper: Scottish singer Nathan Evans (26) has been at number one in the German charts since Friday with his sailor’s song “Wellerman”.
He can’t really understand it yet: “It’s just crazy. I see how well this song has been received in many countries around the world. It is heavy, ”said Evans of the German press agency.
The 26-year-old recently worked as a postman and has been posting cover songs on the Tiktok platform for over a year. Shortly after Christmas he published New Zealand’s Sea Shack, which was spoken millions of times within a short period of time and was also recorded by celebrities such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow and Brian May. German chanti rockers Santiano also sang the song.
“This is very new to me,” Evans said on his steep climb. “Suddenly I needed a manager, a record deal and had to find a lawyer. I had no idea at all. But so far everything has gone well. “
The musicians are going on a tour of Great Britain in December, and a debut album is also being planned. He wants to invest his first song in one house. “I would like to live in my hometown or at least nearby. Glasgow is 20 minutes away so maybe I will go there. But a house is definitely the next target. “
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