LAMC Productions is pleased to announce that renowned English singer, Passenger will perform LIVE in Singapore for the FIRST time on January 13, 2017, 8pm at The Star Theatre
Passenger is best known for the phenomenal worldwide hit “Let Her Go,” from the album, “All The Little Lights”, which has captured the imagination of the listening public all over the globe, hitting #1 in over 20 charts worldwide. The accompanying video just joined YouTube’s elite The Billion View Club, only the 23rd music video to do so. The song received a nomination at the Brit Awards for “British Single of the Year” and the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work in 2014. Passenger will be bringing his brand of reflective and relatable pop indie-folk music in what promises to be an intimate and memorable concert.
Rosenberg co-founded Passenger as a five-piece band in 2003 before releasing their only album in 2007 and breaking up in 2009. With the dissolution of the band, Rosenberg decided to stick to the name and perform as a solo act, even resorting to busking on street corners to make ends meet. He moved to Australia in 2009 where he started getting his stride back, packing 500-seater shows and releasing his first album as a solo act “Wide Eyes Blind Love”. He then released his second record “Flight of the Crow” in 2011 before making his biggest breakthrough when he released his third album “All the Little Lights” (which included the aforementioned hit “Let Her Go”) in 2012. Passenger toured with the likes of Jools Holland and Ed Sheeran (the latter of which was a friend of his in Cambridge at the young age of 15) and before he knew it, “Let Her Go” was being used in various movies and TV shows and amassing over a billion hits on YouTube. He has since released two critically-acclaimed albums, Whispers (2014) and Whispers II (2015). He spent the next two years playing sold-out show across the world and demanding the attention of thousands upon thousands of festival goers with only his voice and acoustic guitar.
“Ultimately, with ‘Whispers’, Rosenberg has crafted an album of sweet, hummable anthems for tender-hearted troubadours everywhere.”
- Matt Collar, AllMusic
Other hits from Passenger include “Somebody’s Love,” (from his latest album “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea”), “Heart’s on Fire,” “The Wrong Direction” and “All the Little Lights.”
“Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea” sees Passenger, once again co-produce alongside Chris Vallejo (INXS, Empire of the Sun), this time at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland, as well as Linear studios in Sydney. The epic landscapes in both New Zealand and on a recent trip Mike took to Iceland lent inspiration to create a newly panoramic album, with themes of relationships and the passing of time that are at once personal and universal. The album was written alongside an incredible band of musicians – Ben Edgar (guitar), Rob Calder (bass), Peter Marin (drums) Jon Solo (keys). Since the announcement of that album, Passenger has been busking all over the UK and Europe, and broadcasting these events live to his 3.6 Million Facebook fans.
When asked by website Radio.com about the phenomenal success of his biggest hit in 2014, Rosenberg only had this to say, “It gets to the stage where it gets so ridiculous that you don’t take it in anymore. I remember when it hit a million and that blew my mind. I couldn’t believe it. I write folk music. I’m a busker. I come from very humble beginnings and to have a video and a song that’s gotten this big, I don’t know how to put it into words anymore. I’ve tried for the last year and it’s just baffling to me. Baffling and bewildering and brilliant. I’m very lucky that everything clicked into place.”
Don’t miss your chance to catch Passenger ‘LIVE’ in Singapore!