Global sensation Nathan Evans did his first ever live performance of his chart-topping, record breaking sea shanty, ‘Wellerman’ on Monday May 10, and what more fitting a way to do it than aboard a boat on the water?
On the eve of The Brits, the Scot took to London’s River Thames to celebrate the launch of eco-friendly, self-drive boat company GoBoat’s new site in Canary Wharf. Postman turned musician Evans, performed his set aboard a GoBoat which included the first performance of his upcoming single, “Told You So”.
Evans was seen playing his guitar and singing a selection of his tracks in the heart of the capital’s financial district, with London’s O2 and Canary Wharf skyline providing an epic backdrop for this memorable occasion.
Nathan Evans, GoBoat Ambassador, said: “I’ve been waiting to do my first live performance for so long since getting the number one and announcing my tour. If I was going to do it anywhere it was going to be on the water so I’m really glad GoBoat gave me the opportunity to do just that. I’ve had some real fun performing on the GoBoat and taking a look around Canary Wharf for the first time.”
“With The Brits just around the corner, we couldn’t have picked a better place to perform than by the O2 and who knows, maybe there will be a little sea shanty surprise at the awards?”
GoBoat London, which already has sites in Paddington and Kingston, will open its new Canary Wharf site to the public from Monday 17th May when groups of eight, in line with government guidelines, can charter the electric boats and set sail down around the Docklands. Guests can book for the easy, self-drive boating experience with the scenic Canary Wharf backdrop online, now.
GoBoat is the latest addition to London’s thriving urban hub adding to over 300 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, one of the capital’s biggest roof gardens and the award-winning, free-to-visit, public art collection.
GoBoat co-owner, Grant Sweeney, said: “We wanted to make a real splash with our Canary Wharf launch and we thought, ‘what better way to do that then to put on Nathan’s first ever live performance?’. There couldn’t be a more fitting place for him to perform his sea shanty for the first time, live than on the water and we’re proud GoBoat has been his first stage.”
“Our Paddington and Kingston sites have been hugely popular and we’re really excited to be able to give customers the chance to enjoy our service in the heart of Canary Wharf.”
Guests can choose between one, two or three-hour trips and enjoy a leisurely cruise with the boats travelling at speeds of 4km/hour. The experience is both dog and child friendly with life jackets and buoyancy aids provided and no prior boating knowledge is necessary as staff give a full tutorial before setting sail.
Book your GoBoat experience at www.goboat.co.uk
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166