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
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GoBoat Canary Wharf:
Begin your voyage from Bellmouth Passage, Canary Wharf. Relish the freedom to explore the beautiful London Docklands and look up at the spectacular architecture. For 2 or 3-hour boat rides, why not moor up and treat yourself to a picnic.
GoBoat London (Paddington):
Your journey begins at Merchant Square, head east on the vibrant Regent’s Canal through Little Venice, the 249 metre Maida Hill Tunnel, Regent’s Park and London Zoo to Camden Lock.
From the Riverside Walk mooring next to Kington Road Bridge, you can charter your own electric picnic boat upriver past Hampton Court Palace to Molesey Lock, and downriver to Teddington Lock.
GoBoat guests can choose between 1, 2 or 3 hour journeys. Please be aware that future government guidelines may affect your booking. Remember to arrive at least 15 mins before the sail-out time.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.
CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.
CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.
Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
The Company’s current £2.4bn construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes for sale and rent.
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