August 18, 2014

TORONTO – thanks for a wonderful night ! every time we come to canada its amazing but i think this time , although brief has been the best yet . you guys really know how to make an awkward englishman feel welcome  thank you !!!

DETROIT – tonights venue is i think one of the most beautiful sounding and looking places i’ve had the pleasure of playing . there are still a few tickets on the door so come on down if you’re around .

and finally …. it blows my mind what some of you guys make for me  i’ve received some amazing gifts throughout the tour – these shoes are one of my favourites  thank you so much lorri – they are awesome xxx



August 18, 2014

hi everyone , firstly i just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who watched , liked and shared the video we put up last week . apparently it was trending on youtube !!!! absolutely amazing  (if you missed it then just search “passenger angel from montgomery” )

here is the second video from our north american tour . we filmed this one in PHILADELPHIA .
we thought for a while about which song we should cover as there are so many amazing bands and artists from around this part of the country . we talked about doing a springsteen song but i think as i’ve covered him so many times before i was keen to try to do something else ……

the one we chose is just beautiful . it was originally sung by Mark Knopflerand James Taylor and its a song that tells the story of two surveyors coming over from england to america in the 1700’s . (they went on to establish the border between pennsylvania and maryland , delaware and virginia which is now commonly known as the mason dixon line …. thanks wikipedia haha )

on a personal level – i fell in love with this song when it came out fifteen years ago . we used to sit in my friends bedroom for hours just playing this album and particularly this song over and over again . whenever i hear it now it takes me back there instantly . please do check out the original if you haven’t heard it as i think its a bit magical ….

we filmed this around the city and performed it in the Electric Factory (thank you to the staff there for being so quiet …. think we pissed everyone off …..wooops )

if you like it then please do us a huge favour and share it around . we really do appreciate it .

massive thanks to brian dos reis , simon kemp , russ matterson , james scott , chris vallejo , Stu Larsen , The Once , thomas stein and dan medland for coming together and making this possible . i love you all x

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August 18, 2014

MONTREAL – you were the loudest crowd i think i’ve ever played too haha . loud in the loud bits and then so beautifully quiet in the softer moments – you were perfect !! honestly this tour so far has been so much fun  got to watch these guys ( The Once ) smash it too …. what absolute legends . see you tomorrow night TORONTO xxxx



August 15, 2014

BOSTON – last night was insane . i absolutely loved it .
thank you to everyone who turned up ( and especially those of you who stood in the rain for hours ….. you’re the best xx)

MONTREAL – its lovely to be here again !! see you in a couple of hours xx


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August 14, 2014

hello everyone !! hope this finds you well wherever you are as some of you will know i’m currently touring north america with my good friends the once and stu larsen . we’re only a week in and we’re having a wonderful time so far ! we flew in to atlanta and have been working our way up the east coast . i’m writing this backstage at summer stage in central park …. no big deal haha .

before the tour started we all got together to think of cool ways of documenting our travels and giving you guys a little insight in to what we’re up to .
we came up with this …..

every week (hopefully) we will be posting a little video of us all playing a cover song . the idea is that each song will in some way be linked to the place we’re playing in – for example it could be the artist/bands hometown or the song will reference the city in some way or it may have a personal story attached to it .

this first one is from nashville . its a song called angel from montgomery (confusing …) and its by one of my favourite artists of all time john prine .

the reason i chose this song is this ….

six or seven years ago i came to nashville for the first time to do some writing with people . it was good fun and a great learning experience but also a bit of a weird time as i didn’t really know any one so i found myself with time to kill .
i wanted to take advantage of being in nashville and so one (really really ) hot day i grabbed my guitar and decided that my mission was to meet john prine and play him some songs …. whether he liked it or not … god that sounds really creepy …..
i made several school boy errors . i didn’t bring a map or any sun block and i had completely underestimated the walk . i ended up spending the best part of three hours wandering around and getting very lost on music row .
when i finally turned up at john prines record label i was a sweaty and sunburnt mess but elated that i’d finally made it . i pressed the buzzer and to my disappointment found out that john was in chicago .
i still hope that i can one day meet john but for now this will have to do .

as always we rely on you guys entirely to like , comment and most importantly share the video if you can . thank you for taking the time to read and watch .

massive thanks to bryan dos reis for filming this so beautifully .
to simon kemp and russ matterson for capturing the audio so well .
to james scott for his wonderful lighting .
stu , the once , and a huge thanks to the marathon music works for being so accommodating .

loads of love . mike x

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August 14, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – we all had an amazing time with you all last night . it will always mean a lot to me play in your city and you always make it really special . genuinely , thank you !!!!
photo by Stu Larsen (thanks mate)

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August 7, 2014
cheers for an amazing night NASHVILLE – the first couple of shows have been perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the tour

Passenger – Whispers (Official Full Album Stream)

July 29, 2014
I can’t believe whispers has been out for nearly two months now . thank you so much to all of you that have bought it / streamed it / listened too it and for all of the lovely feed back.
if you haven’t heard it yet you can listen to the whole thing on youtube now …. hope you enjoy it , mike xx
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