The sea shanty singing postman who made folk music go viral has quit his day job after winning a record deal with Polydor Records. Folk musician Nathan Evans posted a cover on social media app Tik Tok of the infamous 19th Century whaling song The Wellerman in December and quickly amassed a following. The 26-year-old’s song sparked a new trend for #ShantyTok as it was dueted by other users including Lord Lloyd-Webber who provided a musical accompaniment, leaving the Scot "speechless for about two days". Mr Evans, from Airdrie, Scotland, soon found himself at the centre of a media storm with views of the cover rising sevenfold since last week, amounting to a total of 7.8 million streams. On Wednesday, the postman shared with his newly acquired 566.3k followers that he had quit his job - and landed a music deal with Polydor Records. A visibly overwhelmed and shocked Mr Evans said: “See how I was a postman on Friday? I have just signed to the biggest record label in the world. I have just signed a deal with Polydor Records. I’ve done it. It’s done and I’m releasing a single.” For those wondering if the new single will be his rendition of The Wellerman, Mr Evans said “aye”. There is currently no set date for the release but the star has cracked open the champagne. "The future will be quite bright I hope. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it's never going to come around again. "Hopefully if nothing comes of it then I can go back and continue being a postman, but I thought at the minute I'll seize it and see what happens," he said.