Passenger: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Passenger: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Passenger. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Passenger. Enjoy the journey!

Full name: Michael David Rosenberg

Born: May 17, 1984

Origin: Brighton, England

Genres: Folk rock – Indie folk

Zodiac: Taurus

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Early Start

  • At the age of 14–15, Rosenberg began writing songs and learning classical guitar.
  • He spent the next few years busking in England and Australia after leaving school at the age of 16 to pursue a career in music.
  • As a 16-year-old, Rosenberg gave his first performance.
  • During the Free Burma Campaign benefit gig at the Royal Court in London in 2002, Rosenberg was introduced to Jamie Catto by his father, a film production worker.



Career Journey

  • 2003: The Mike Rosenberg Band was formed with Marcus O’Dair on bass, Alon Cohen on drums, and Richard Brinklow on keyboards.
  • 2007: Wicked Man’s Rest, a five-piece band’s only album, was released
  • 2015: As part of his set at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert in London, Rosenberg debuted “Whispers”, the title track from his new album.
  • 2015: His seventh album, Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea, was announced with the release of the music video for “Somebody’s Love.”
  • 2018: Passenger released the song “Hell or High Water”. In addition to announcing his ninth studio album, Runaway, he released an acoustic version of the song “Hell or High Water” recorded in Venice, Los Angeles
  • 2019: Restless Wind by Passenger is released on YouTube. The band released two more songs a month after their debut, “Helplessly Lost” and “Paper Cut, Chinese Burn,” as well as a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
  • 2010: Passenger released his ninth album Patchwork. In July of this year, Passenger released his twelfth album London In The Spring.
  • 2021: Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted were released.
  • 2022: The release of his 14th studio album, Birds That Flew and Ships That Sailed happened in this year.



Awards & Recognition

  • won Independent Music Awards
  • won Ivor Novello Awards
  • received iHeartRadio Music Awards nomination
  • received Pop Awards nomination
  • received Brit Awards nomination



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Rosenberg knew how to play classical guitar at the age 14.
  • He loves the English football club Arsenal F.C.
  • He worked as a busker in England in the early years of his music career.



Artist’s Favorites

Hobbies:  Travelling, Reading, Editing
Actor:  Chris Evans
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Destination:  Miami
Food:  Mexican



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Passenger:

Sword from the Stone

Length: 3:21

Release: 2021

Opening Lyrics:

Well how you doing, darling?
How you getting on?
Any horses running
Worth betting on?
How’s the weather down there?
I hope you’re keeping warm
How you feeling, sweetheart?
Are you moving on?
Are you sleeping okay
Or do the nights go on and on?
I hope you’re eating well
I hope you’re staying strong

More Songs to Listen to:

Passenger: Top 5 Songs



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