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Albany Shantymen credited as inspiration for Nathan Evans’s TikTok hit, The Wellerman – ABC News

The founder of an Albany singing group says it is “very flattering” to be recognised as the inspiration for Nathan Evans’s version of a sea shanty that has become…



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A group of “hairy, middle-aged men” from Western Australia’s south coast have been recognised as part of the inspiration for the global sea shanty craze.
Key points:

  • A Scottish version of The Wellerman has peaked at number one on the UK charts
  • The version was inspired by a rendition by the Albany Shantymen
  • Sea shanties, the working songs of yesteryear, are booming in popularity

The Albany Shantymen have been named in Rolling Stone by TikTok megastar Nathan Evans as the influence for his hit version…

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