Friday Night: Passenger

Mike Rosenberg, 29, was born in Brighton, England.  He is better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. His nickname comes from the folk-rock band of which he was the founder, main vocalist and songwriter, and which released just one album. When the members of the band chose to go their own separate ways in 2009, Rosenberg opted to keep the band’s name for his solo work. His most successful single “Let Her Go” has topped the charts in 16 countries so far.

Rosenberg learned classical guitar when he was young: ” My parents were really encouraging about music so that sort of started the path. When I was about 14-15, I started to write songs, which were absolutely dreadful. But as I kept going the songs became better and better – it was just so bloody obvious that this was what I wanted to do. I never really applied myself in school and music was the only thing I wanted to spend my time doing…I’m heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Neil Young although I’m nowhere near as good as those guys!”

Song on All the Little Lights Album on iTunes

(Source: Wiki & Vancouver Weekly: Who is Mike Rosenberg?)


  1. Very good. Like his unique voice.


  2. I REALLY like this…thanks David. 🙂


  3. Wonderful guitarist. But his voice was a surprise at first and then it grew on me – really fast. I like it a lot.


  4. lkanigan says:

    He is good. I was taken back at first cause I did not expect the voice after seeing him.


  5. There’s a quaver in his voice that hints at a tenderness and vulnerability just beneath the surface. Love it… to iTunes… 😉


  6. I love this song! And the album art for this is just stunning to me as well. Awesome post! *Thumbs up*


  7. Another outstanding introduction!!


  8. soulful rasp that grew on me )


  9. Wonderful words and voice! 🙂
    Thank you for this lovely share and do take care, too.


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