U.K. Number 1 Album !!! 30 Sep 2016


thanks to you guys my album “young as the morning old as the sea” is the OFFICIAL NUMBER 1 in the UK (my home), NEW ZEALAND (where we made the album) and i can’t say for sure ….. but looking good for AUSTRALIA (my second home) too !!!!!!!!!!!! ( aussie chart announcements are tomorrow so i’ll be able to confirm soon)

i can’t fucking believe it !

i thought if we were lucky we might get one but to get two or even three is absolutely insane .

i’ve been walking around giggling to myself all day ….. I just can’t get my head around it 🙂

in some ways i think this is the biggest achievement of my career . everything surrounding “let her go” was of course insane and maybe in some peoples eyes far bigger than this success , but this for me is my best album and for it to go in at number one in multiple countries just on its own merit with not a huge amount of radio play / hype etc makes me so unbelievably proud ….. not to mention the whole springsteen thing too ….. RIDICULOUS (i hope he doesn’t hate me 🙁 )

words can’t express how grateful i am to all of you , wherever you are , for buying , streaming and supporting the record over the last week .
you’re the reason this happened .
i am truly blessed to have such an incredibly supportive and loyal fan base . i will never be able to thank you all enough .

i hope you don’t mind but i want to quickly thank a few people who have made all of this possible ….

chris , ben , rob , pete , solo , The Once , everyone at Roundhead Studios New Zealand and all of the people that were involved in making this album .

a massive thank you to dan , rebekah , tim , fran and everyone at my fantastic management company ie:music . i know david would have loved this too – we shall raise a glass to him this evening .

to martin , chris , annette and rachel and all of the Cooking Vinyl team .
tony , billy and everyone at Warner Music Australia and new zealand .
to terry and the guys at Nettwerk Music Group and also joe , jo , karren , bc, manuel , dave , colin , wadey , katie , marty , irena and all of our partners around the world . I’m so lucky to have you all in my corner . thank you for believing in what i do !!

to ed for the advice and keeping me sane this week and to stu , jarrad , bryan , simon , thomas , cheesecake , greg , james , matt , ant , jevo , jake , ian , and all of my amazing passenger family .

finally all of my love and thanks to my mum , dad , sister , bob 😉 , osc and all of my wonderful friends and family .

ok , I’m done , and i will leave you alone for a bit i promise .

thank you !!!!

mike xxxxxxx