From busking on Australia's street corners to selling out venues across the world, Mike Rosenberg, is a modern day troubadour who's winning over scores of fans with his unique lyricism and blend of the humorous and the heart breaking. On 17 February 2013 Mike Rosenberg, or Passenger, as many know him, will make a stopover at the Rockhal on the back of a successful tour with his acclaimed record, “All The Little Lights”.
For the UK born, yet very much the adopted Australian son singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg, being independent has proven to be the best road he could have taken. There was a time, back in the early 2000s, when things looked very different. There was a five-piece band called Passenger and there was a critically acclaimed debut album, “Wicked Man’s Rest”, but when the members of that band chose to go their own separate ways in 2007, Rosenberg opted to stick with the Passenger moniker and trust in his music, his voice and his guitar to take him where it would. He took to the streets and discovered not only that the experience enormous fun, but it also proved empowering for the likeable musical troubadour.
For his new album, “All The Little Lights”, Mike was joined once again by a core Australian band. If there’s a theme to be drawn from the album it’s not just the usual stock-in-trade of the travelling troubadour, love, but the love of life itself. Meanwhile the Passenger fanbase has been building very nicely, and very much from the ground up.
It’s been a remarkable journey for Rosenberg, a journey that has inspired some of the finest songwriting you will hear anywhere, whether on a street corner, a sweaty rock’n’roll room or a concert stage. Listening to him, whether on record or in performance, you can tell he’s having the time of his life, and it’s all there on his new album, “All The Little Lights”.
The extremely talented Mike Rosenberg has shot to fame in the last few years with his unique folk and acoustic sound. Now it’s your turn to see Passenger live at the Rockhal on 17 February 2013.