European Festivals Announcement

March 11, 2017

EUROPE – i am delighted to say that the band and i will be playing a bunch of festivals and headline shows this summer !!!
these will be the last gigs for a little while so it would be great to see as many of you as we can 🙂
we’ve tried to get to as many different countries as possible and there are a few still to announce so watch this space …
p.s just a special note to the lovely and very patient people of GLASGOW …. we are in the process of rescheduling a show for you guys and news will be coming very shortly i promise . thank you again for waiting !
lots of love .
mike xx

North America Tour – Washington DC

March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON DC – thank you so much for an amazing night at the 9:30 Club . what a fantastic city and an awesome crowd !!! take care until next time xx

BOSTON – you are freezing but beautiful ! see you in a couple of hours xx

North America Tour – Philadelphia

March 8, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – what a brilliant start to our north american adventure !! thanks a million for coming down and a big thanks also to The Fillmore Philadelphia for the hospitality . the next 5 shows are all sold out !! see you tonight WASHINGTON xxx

Beautiful Birds feat. BIRDY – Official Video

March 5, 2017

hey everyone ,

hope this finds you well ….

i just landed in PHILADELPHIA and I’m hugely looking forward to getting going with the NORTH AMERICAN tour 🙂 half of the shows are now sold out and most of the others are getting really close … head over to to get yours !

for now though , something a bit special …. we’ve been working on this over the last few months and I’m delighted to finally be able to share it with you .

as soon as i wrote “beautiful birds” i felt like it would work really well as a male / female duet . i also kept on picturing an animated video for it . I’m so delighted that both ideas were able to come to fruition and i couldn’t be happier with how they have turned out .

massive thanks to the wonderful BIRDY for finding time to sing on this song . such an amazing talent and so easy and lovely to work with too .

a huge thanks also to Jess Cope, Adam Oehlers, Luke Simpson and Partizan for their incredible patience and for working so hard to make this video what it is .

please do share this video if you can – its something that we’re all really proud of and would obviously love for it to reach as many people as possible .

thanks so much for watching .

mike xx

Let Her Go – YouTube Orchestra

March 2, 2017

hey guys , just wanted to share this video with you ….
one of the most incredible things to come out of “let her go” getting so big are the amount of youtube cover versions of it . for me it is the highest compliment for another artist or band to take the time to learn one of my songs and to publish their own version of it . here is a small selection of them edited together . watching it made me feel incredibly humbled and i hope you guys enjoy it too .
massive thanks to Nikki Fair, Damian Taylor and Mallory Brayman for working so hard to put this together and to all of the singers and musicians involved .
share if ya dig it 🙂
mike xx

Passenger | A Kindly Reminder

February 17, 2017

hello everyone ,

hope you’re all doing well .

here is a new song that i wrote a week or so ago and after much deliberation have decided to share with you all …

let me start by saying i have never felt the need to write a song like this before . i am by no means an expert in global politics nor feel that my opinion should be any more valued than the next guy . i do feel , however , that we all have a responsibility to speak out about the things that we believe in . whatever they may be and in whatever fashion we choose . this should be a basic right for everybody .

secondly , please take this song with a pinch of salt . there is of course a message behind it but at the same time it really is meant as a bit of fun and light relief 🙂

I’m well aware that some of you won’t share the opinions that are voiced here and i’m by no means trying to force my way of thinking on to anyone .

if however you agree with what i’m saying and want to get behind it then please share it . if enough of you do , who knows this might reach a few people and even make a small difference .

if you feel passionately about it then it is available to stream or buy from here.

every penny that is made from sales , streams and views will be donated to a charity working on the front lines of the refugee phenomenon by providing search and rescue services in the mediterranean to the men , women and children fleeing persecution and violence .

thank you to @jarrad seng photography for bending over backwards to make this video happen .

to @sarahlanarch and stephen casey for the briliant illustrations and animation.

to my manager dan for always backing me and somehow getting this all together so quickly and also to chris vallejo and my wonderful band for getting involved .

thank you all so much for watching .

mike / passenger

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

happy valentines day everyone 🙂 big thanks to Amazon Music for including our version of “there is a light that never goes out” by The Smiths in their “love me” playlist ! check it out xx

Australia Tour – Freemantle

February 5, 2017

FREMANTLE you were an absolute delight !!!
we always seem to finish our aussie tours in W.A and you guys never fail to give us an amazing send off .
a massive thanks to my brilliant band and crew for working so hard and making this tour so fun and of course a huge thank you to all of you that came along to the ASIAN , NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIAN shows . your support means the world to me !!!
look out for another sunday night video tonight …. Jarrad Seng Photography has out done himself 🙂
loads of love and thanks .
mike x16462992_10154703045113964_390248024760873051_o