Ten fun facts about Passenger


Fact 1
His stage moniker comes from being the Passenger's main vocalist and songwriter, which released just one album (Wicked Man’s Rest) before breaking up.

Fact 2
When the members of the band chose to go their own separate ways in 2009, Rosenberg opted to keep the band's name for his solo work.

Fact 3
His most successful single “Let Her Go” has topped the charts in 16 countries so far.


Fact 4
Passenger’s real name is Michael David Rosenberg.

Fact 5
He founded Passenger with Andrew Phillips in 2003 in Brighton and Hove. The five-person band's debut and only album, Wicked Man's Rest, was released in 2007, on Chalkmark. Rosenberg wrote the majority of the album's tracks. The band broke up in 2009.

Fact 6
Rosenberg started performing at the age of 16.

Fact 7
After the break-up of Passenger, Rosenberg kept the stage-name Passenger and took to busking for a solo music career. He first took his act in October 2009 to Australia where he supported acts like Lior and Sydneysiders Elana Stone and Brian Campeau, and then played One Movement, a major music industry-focus festival in Perth.

Fact 8
His debut solo album Wide Eyes Blind Love, was released in 2009.

Fact 9
His Flight of the Crow album was recorded in Australia and saw him joined in the studio by various Australian independent musical talents including Lior, Kate Miller-Heidke, Boy & Bear, Josh Pyke and Katie Noonan, in addition to a fans-only limited release Divers and Submarines.

Fact 10
During the summer and autumn of 2012, Passenger toured around the UK, opening for Jools Holland, Ed Sheeran and joined Australian acts the John Butler Trio, and Josh Pyke with a co-headlined UK tour. He also opened for Ed Sheeran's 2012 North American tour and also in Paris.


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