You've probably already heard of Nathan Evans. If not, where have you been for the past six months?

The young Scottish musician went viral earlier this month when he posted videos of himself singing sea shanties on Tik Tok – specifically the song 'Wellerman' - single-handedly reviving interest in a very niche musical genre.

Life is very busy for him these days, having released his cover of 'Wellerman' off the back of his viral success – but we grabbed him for a quick chat to answer our 10 Questions.

1. What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
The Corries, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan - these are a few great artists that I still listen to today that I grew up on.

2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
Full of excitement.

3. How do you wind down after a gig?
Have a beer and chill!

4. What’s the one song you wish you’d written or recorded first
Any song in the world? That’s tough - but off the top of my head I’d maybe say Bob Dylan - 'The Times They Are A-Changin''.

5. You can only have three albums on your phone/in your house at any one time - what three would you pick for today?
Ed Sheeran – Plus
Dave – Psychodrama
Dermot Kennedy - Without Fear

6. Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Record: Dermot Kennedy - An Evening I Will Not Forget
Book: Ready Player One
Film: Shutter Island

7. Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
Steven Spielberg as director and Channing Tatum as lead actor!

8. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Chinese: salt and chilli chicken, curry sauce and fried rice.

9. Describe your perfect day off.
Chilling in bed watching Netflix with cups of tea and loads of biscuits and maybe a couple games of FIFA in between.

10. Tell us, in one sentence, why we should come to your next gig (whenever it may be.)
It’ll be history in the making.

BONUS QUESTION: Recommend a podcast and tell us why we should subscribe to it.
Impaulsive by Logan Paul. It’s actually surprisingly really good!


'Wellerman' is out now.