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The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Official Video)

July 28, 2017
The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Official Video)

hey guys , so as promised here is the new official video for “the boy who cried wolf” . a huge thank you to Matthew Robins for the hours and hours of work that went in to making it and for turning it round so quickly . what a talent !!!! hope you guys love […]
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New Album ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ – Order Now

July 26, 2017

NEW ALBUM ‘the boy who cried wolf’ out friday and available to ORDER NOW
CD / vinyl – store.passengermusic.com
Digital – https://Passenger.lnk.to/TheBoyWhoCriedWolfWE

Vincent (Don McLean cover)

July 16, 2017

hello everyone !!
hope you’ve all had a great week ?!
we’ve had a brilliant one – after the most phenomenal show at Kew The Music 2017 we went on to the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in switzerland where we were lucky enough to share the stage with The Lumineers (such a good band !!!)
then last night we were in beautiful northern spain at Cap Roig Festival… three very different gigs but each of them incredible in their own way 🙂
a massive thanks to everyone that came along xxx
i also wanted to share one final sunday night video with you….
this is one of my all time favourite songs and in my eyes a total masterpiece . for this reason its a song i thought i would never cover as its one of the “untouchables” …. but i did …. sorry …. i hope i haven’t ruined it !!
its a slightly different approach to the previous cover songs ….
firstly , its just me and guitar this time as i felt like the lyrics and melody required as much space as possible . the video is also super simple . its just ariel footage of the lake district in northern england . i think with a song as perfect as this simplicity is the key ….
a huge thanks to Yousef Thami for capturing such stunning visuals .
remember , you can watch all of the “sunday night videos” here www.youtube.com/passengermusic and listen to all of the studio versions at https://Passenger.lnk.to/SundayNightSessionsFA
as i said , this will be the last one of the series . its been a wonderful project to work on . thank you all so much for your amazing feedback and for sharing the videos around . also a massive thanks to Jarrad Seng Photography and Bryan Dos Reis as well as my brilliant band and crew for making it all possible .
i’d like to dedicate this video to my good friend chris simmons and his family .
loads of love .
mike x

Kew the Music, London

July 13, 2017

LONDON – just wanted to say a massive and heartfelt thank you for the most extraordinary show at Kew The Music 2017 .
it was without doubt the wettest gig i’ve ever played and i was sure that the terrible weather would affect the turn out and the mood of the evening ….
not only this but less than 24 hours before the gig , my amazing bass player (rob) broke his little finger and for a while it was hanging in the balance as to whether he’d be able to play or not ….
i’d been looking forward to this gig all summer – my biggest ever uk headline show and to play at kew gardens is pretty special in itself so i was feeling fairly upset by the situation .
i needn’t have worried . rob was an absolute trooper and managed to not just make it through the show but didn’t miss a note . and what a crowd !!!! 7000 strong and drenched to the bone . you sang and danced and gave everything . the atmosphere was electric and i really mean it when i say that it was one of the best musical moments of my life .
thank you all so so much !!!
next up the
Montreux Jazz Festival with the The Lumineers . can’t wait 🙂
xx
photo by http://www.belindaenthoven.com/

Sunday Night Sessions – Out Now

July 4, 2017

hey guys ,
here’s a new playlist that we’ve put together called “sunday night sessions” . its a bunch of cover songs that the band and i have been playing over the last year …. hope you enjoy it .
mike xx

listen on spotify or apple music – Passenger.lnk.to/SundayNightSessionsWE

Europe Festivals | Rock Werchter

July 3, 2017

wow !!!
another fantastic week on the road 🙂
three amazing shows at Bråvalla festival , Rock Werchter (pictured below) and OpenAir St.Gallen – official . we had an absolutely brilliant time with you all xxx

we’re now in beautiful ITALY at the Gardone Riviera and have a show here tomorrow night …. a handful of tickets left at http://www.anfiteatrodelvittoriale.it/acquistare-biglietti/ if you wanna come down !!

on thursday we’re in switzerland again at Summerstage Basel and then on satuday we’ll be at the austrian grand prix … what a crazy summer 🙂

see y’all soon xxx

photo by http://robwalbers.com/

Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)

July 2, 2017

hello everyone !
we have some really exciting news ……
some of you will know that over the last year we’ve been putting out our “sunday night videos” – basically covering a bunch of our favourite songs and recording and filming them in weird and wonderful locations all over the world .
a forest in finland , a roof of an old bunker in hamburg , a lighthouse in plymouth and a deserted town in california to name a few …
for me its been a really cool way of keeping in touch with everyone and giving you all a little window in to where we were and what we were doing .
the response has been unbelievable and we’ve had quite a few requests to put them out “properly” so …
a few weeks ago we went in to the studio and re-recorded some of our favourites (along with a couple of new ones) and i’m delighted to say that they are now available to stream from this link –
https://Passenger.lnk.to/SundayNightSessionsWE
we really hope you enjoy this playlist and if you do then feel free to pass it on to your friends and family … i can’t tell you how much we appreciate the support 🙂
below is a new one and something that we’ve been playing at festivals and gigs over the summer …. undoubtedly one of my favourite songs of all time . such a beautiful and heartbreaking story . i remember listening to Tracy Chapman Online as a teenager and feeling overwhelmingly inspired to pick up a guitar and learn how to tell stories in a similar way .
a huge thanks to YOUSEF ( https://vimeo.com/yousefthami ) and his team for travelling so far , working so hard and capturing this one so nicely !!
as i said , share it around if you like it and let us know what you think of the “sunday night sessions”
thanks so much for watching , listening and the unbelievable support .
mike x

Europe Festivals | Southside Festival

June 25, 2017

what an epic few days here in GERMANY …. beautiful shows in MUNSTER and BONN followed by the most incredible gigs at Southside and Hurricane Festival . i love playing in this country so much . thank you to all of you for coming and watching !!

one more german show tomorrow night at Tollwood festival in MUNICH . tickets available on the door if any bavarians are at a loose end …. loads of love . mike xx

photo by http://www.kaimarksphoto.com/

Travelling Alone – Live at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

June 19, 2017

hey guys ,
just wanted to say a huge thank you to Bergenfest and Komos Festival for having us at the weekend . its always such a pleasure to play in SCANDINAVIA and i’m looking forward to heading back up that way for Bråvalla festival next week !!
before that though we’re off to GERMANY 🙂
on thursday we’ll be at Kunst!rasen festival in BONN and on monday night at Tollwood in MUNICH . these are both headline shows and you can still get tickets from Passenger.lnk.to/TicketsFA .
over the weekend we’ll be at Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival . these will be my last german shows for a long time so hopefully see as many of you as possible !!
lastly i just wanted to share another amazing moment from our concert at the Ziggo Dome a few months ago …..
its a pretty incredible feeling when 14,000 people go this quiet ….. I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it .
thank you again AMSTERDAM for a night that i’ll never forget .
as always please feel free to share this video with your friends !!
love and thanks .
mike xx