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Why Can’t I Change (Behind the Scenes)

June 22, 2018
Hey guys ,
Thanks so much for watching the official and acoustic videos for “why can’t I change” and for all of your lovely feedback 🙂
Here is a little peek behind the scenes which looks at some of the influences (videos that we’ve blatantly copied) whilst also showcasing my excellent (?!?!) driving ….
Enjoy and share if you like xx

Glasgow Venue Changed

June 21, 2018

GLASGOW – hope you’re all doing ok .

due to the devastating fire last week we are having to move our show on august the 30th from the O2 abc to the Barrowland Ballroom

The good news is its a bit bigger so there are some tickets now available here

Sorry for the inconvenience and we wish the Glasgow School of Art all the best and a speedy recovery xx

p.s all tickets purchased for the 02 ABC are of course valid for the new venue .

New Video – Why Can’t I Change

June 8, 2018

Hey everyone !!

Here is the second song and video from my new album “runaway” (available to pre order here)

Its called “why can’t I change” and It was shot by the irreplaceable jarrad seng as we travelled down the west coast . What a clever man he is !!!

Really hope you guys enjoy it and remember to hit the share button if you do 😉

So much love and thanks .

Mike x

New Album – Runaway & European Tour On Sale Now

May 25, 2018

Ok …. This is a big one !!!

some of you may have guessed from recent activity and our not so cryptic post earlier this week that I have a new album coming out ….

its called “runaway” and ridiculously It will be my 10th studio album (I must be getting old ….)

I am unbelievably proud of this group of songs and I can’t wait for you guys to hear them all !!!

I need to explain a few things first though as I guess its a bit of a concept album (nothing weird …. I promise)

Towards the end of last year I was playing through all of the songs that I had . We were booked to go in to the studio in January so I was trying to figure out which ones might make it on to the record .a

It was at this moment that I started to notice a theme emerging . A really strong sense of “Americana” – Not only in the style of writing but also a few of the songs were specifically about people or places in the united states .

Some of you may know that I am half American , I’ve spent a lot of time in the states both growing up and more recently touring and I have always listened to / been heavily influenced by a huge amount of American music .

Over the next few days I thought about this a lot and It struck me that the songs could work fantastically well coupled with big , American visuals . You may see where this is heading …;-)

A few months later and once the album had been recorded , I and three of my best buddies set off on an epic American road trip ….

the team consisted of @jarrad Seng photography ( film maker and photographer extraordinaire ) @stu larsen ( long time touring companion / excellent tour manager / singer songwriter / photographer / driver etc etc) and chris Vallejo (producer of the last 5 passenger albums / engineering genius )

The goal was to create a different video for each track on the album in a different part of the states …. Optimistic considering we had just over three weeks to do it in …..

On top of this we also wanted to create a really special set of acoustic versions , recorded and filmed in a variety of different spots as we journeyed around . The first of which is attached . Its a live version of “hell or high-water” on Venice beach in California at sunset . I hope you enjoy it 🙂

This is to compliment the “official” video that we released last week and I’m sure a lot of you have seen by now (thank you again for the insanely lovely feedback !!!!!)
That one was shot in a variety of different national parks across Utah , Nevada , Arizona and California .
So here’s the plan –

We are hoping to release a new song from the record every three weeks . In which time we will share the official and acoustic videos as well as some behind the scenes footage from our trip to give you an insight in to the songs , the making of the videos and some of us all behaving like stupid idiots …. In fact mainly that …  🙂

We will also be making each track available to download and stream as they come out .

A great way of making sure you get these songs as soon as possible is to pre order the album which you can do from this link (https://Passenger.lnk.to/RunawayWE) 

There are various options to choose from and I’ve written a small explanation on the deluxe versions below for those of you that might be interested .

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and I can’t wait to share all of the songs , videos and stories with you over the coming months .

So much love and thanks .

Mike .

New Single – Hell or High Water

May 18, 2018

Hello everyone !!!!

I hope you’re all doing really well ?!

Its been a very long time between drinks ….. I’ve had a few months off which has been amazing and much needed .

we’ve also secretly been extremely busy working on a few bits and bobs and I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it all with you very soon …..

To start with , here is my new single “hell or high-water” .

This song has been knocking around for a while and I’m so so happy to finally get it out in to the world . I’m very proud of this one and I really hope you guys dig it !!

Please feel free to share it around if you do .

Loads of love to you all .

Mike xx

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FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED !!

March 27, 2018

Hello everyone ,

Wow …. Its been a long time !! Hope you’re all doing really well ?!

I’ve had an amazing few months off – travelling around and spending time with family and friends …. Its been glorious and just what the doctor ordered 

I am however delighted to say that I’ll be getting back on the road this summer to play a handful of festivals around Europe and North America !!! I genuinely can’t wait to get back to playing again !!!

Ridiculously some of these shows are already close to selling out so please grab your tickets soonish if you fancy coming along !

I should also say that all gigs throughout the summer will be solo performances … I loved playing with the band so much and there will definitely be more of that to come in the future , but for now its back to just me and a guitar 

There are many more announcements to come over the next few weeks and months but for now I’ll pop myself back in to hibernation mode for a little while longer 

I can’t wait to see you all again .

Loads of love .

Mike xx

Ps there are still a few festivals to announce so watch this space …

Pps all tickets from https://passengermusic.com/live/

Simple Song (Official Video)

November 19, 2017

Hello everyone !!
I haven’t been on here for a while …. I hope you’re all doing really well 🙂
Just wanted to share another little video from “the boy who cried wolf”
This one is for “simple song” and again is created by the amazing Matthew Robins !!
Please share it around if you like it .
Mike xx

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Official Video)

July 28, 2017

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 it as much as we do and please feel free to share it around if you do xx

https://Passenger.lnk.to/TheBoyWhoCriedWolfWE