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Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)

July 2, 2017
Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)

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 […]
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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/

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

Europe Festivals | Pinkpop

June 9, 2017

wow , what a week !!
thank you to everyone that came out to see us in JERSEY and GRONINGEN – two fantastic shows !
Pinkpop Festival was an absolute dream too … so much fun to be back on a massive festival stage !!!
big thanks to Ben Houdijk Photography for the snaps 🙂
we have a few days off now before heading to Bergenfest … lots of love xxx

Heart’s on Fire ft. Ed Sheeran – live at the Ziggo Dome

June 1, 2017

hi everyone !

its been a while … hope you’re all doing well 🙂

we’re getting back on the road again this weekend and we’ll playing a bunch of beautiful looking festivals and gigs around europe . i can’t fucking wait !!!!

we’re kicking things off in JERSEY tomorrow night at Gloucester hall and you can still grab tickets from here if you fancy coming along .
(be sure to check out the support lucy rose ….. she’s AMAZING !!!)

we’re then on to HOLLAND for one of my favourite festivals pinkpop and to do our own show in groningen (sold out) .

talking of the netherlands , this video is a bit special …. its from my show at the ziggo dome in amsterdam back in october last year . it was the biggest ever passenger headline show with an amazing 14,000 people there .
it was an incredible night for many reasons but i think this has to be the highlight …. what a moment !
we used to sing this song together every night when i was supporting ed a few years ago so it was pretty lovely to be able to do it again after so long .

massive thanks to ed sheeran , the boys at seesaw and my sound guys for capturing it so beautifully , my fantastic band and to everyone that came along that night .

please feel free to share this with your mates and i look forward to seeing some of you throughout the summer !!

loads of love .

mike x