November 19, 2014
BRISTOL and CARDIFF – you were wonderful !!! thank you for turning up and listening so beautifully – we had such a lovely weekend with you all .
really looking forward to BIRMINGHAM tonight !!!
instead of a gig photo , i wanted to show you this painting – its by a man called ken windsor – he posted it on my page a few days ago and i believe it was partly inspired by my song “golden leaves” …..
i think its really beautiful . here is his pintrest site if you wanna check out more of his work ! thanks so much ken and i hope you don’t mind me posting this mike x
November 11, 2014
BRIGHTON – what a wicked start to the uk leg can’t tell you how much it means to have such fantastic support in my hometown . playing two sold out shows at the Brighton Dome really does make me realise how much has happened over the last couple of years and just how much its grown . there was a time , not too long ago , where i would play my brighton gigs in the function room of my mates pub – we used to put two tables together to make a stage and i’d stand up there with my little busking amp in front of 50 people (some of whom i saw in the front row last night !!) i don’t think i will ever truly understand how fortunate i am but last night i think i glimpsed it for a second .
so much love and thanks . mike xx
photo by andy mintram (thank you mate x)
November 1, 2014
hello everyone , just to let you know that we now have a bunch of new merchandise available at our online store . feel free to go and have a browse here
September 29, 2014
it is – the final video from our north american tour series .
ridiculously it is another paul simon song – i don’t feel too bad about it though as i think if i had to choose my favourite song writer of all time it would be this guy .
this particular gem conjurs such strong imagery and seems to be the perfect way to end this set of videos and also our time in north america .
i can say with out doubt that this has been the most amazing passenger tour to date . warning …. this shit is about to get gushy so look away now if thats not your thing 🙂
firstly – the shows ,venues and crowds have been absolutely phenomenal . i think all but three gigs were sold out and every single one was fantastic in its own way .
i never dreamed that my music would allow me to get on a tour bus and travel around america for the best part of two months , playing concerts . let alone big ones . id like to say an enormous and genuine thank you to everybody who came to a show . none of this would be possible without you and i will never forget that . i owe you so much !
secondly – i am so so grateful to the team of people around me and my music
(some of whom you will see being total idiots in this video ….)
stu larsen and the once –
its a dream to make music with such talented and lovely people . i hope we can continue to do so for a long time to come !
thomas , simon , russ , james and alex – i couldn’t ask for a more committed , hard working and hilarious team . thank you for caring so much and for working your tails off !!
dan , hannah ,rebekah and everybody at i.e. music – you are unsung hero’s . thank you for putting in so many hours of hard work and planning and for making it all so easy .
bryan dos reis – thank you for your vision and amazing work ethic . i can’t believe that you were able to shoot and edit these video’s to such a high standard in such limited time . beyond that you are a fantastic human . thank you !!!
to paradigm for booking these wonderful gigs and nettwerk records for being one of , if not the best record labels that we’ve ever worked with . and to terry for driving the bus and keeping us safe ….
and finally – thank you all for watching , listening , liking , commenting , sharing and getting behind this idea in such a big way . your support means the world to me .
as always (and this is the last time i will bully you about this ;-)) if you’ve enjoyed this series of videos and want to help us out then please share this as much as you can . some of the other ones are up to 3 or 400,000 views on youtube now which is just insane and all down to you lot .
thats all from me for now 🙂 i’m gonna have a few days off in brighton before it all gets crazy again . for those of you in europe there are still a few tickets left for the october / november shows but they are starting to go pretty quickly …. head over to passengermusic.com
for details and tickets and i look forward to seeing you all very soon .
so much love and thanks .