What better way to start the new year than with a little trip out the mountains to catch Passenger as part of his 2012 regional tour. Brighton’s boy wonder, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has teamed up with on/off tour buddy Stu Larsen and Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart to share some inspiring tales and tunes with regional Australia.
The Passenger live show has been attracting steady critical acclaim over the past few years due mainly to the depth and craftsmanship of this man’s guitar and vocal work. Lyrically his honesty & wit shine through, often with a dash of humour that is always in a manner befitting the moment. His depth of material allows him an impressive collection of heartbreakingly beautiful moments. Early tracks such as Caravan, the live favourite of Simon & Garfunkle’s The Sound of Silence and more recent numbers such as Shape of Your Love all transcend the realms of troubadour, transporting listner to a world that is so easy to relate to it is instantly recognisable as their own.
No stranger to our Aussie shores Passenger recorded his last album in Sydney’s BJB studios after spending time on the road with some of our favourite artists: Lior, Josh Pyke,Boy & Bear, Elana Stone and Matt Corby to name but a few. The current tour line up showcases rising talents of Stu Larsen and solo action from Tim Hart. Yes, perhaps the line up of this regional tour could do with a boost from a female voice to mix things up a little, but I’m certain these boys will not disappoint.
Katoomba (11 Jan), is the closest date for Sydney locals and trust me, it always goes off out there! If you’re keen to venture further a feild, I visited Joe’s Waterhole close to Noosa recentenlty and the crowd there was bonkers, the setting would be perfect for these fella’s to do what they do best, perform rich songs, full of the magic of story telling.
Excellently showcasing the lighter side of his music, his latest track, I Hate, which featurs the line “I hate the X-Factor for murdering music, You bunch of money grabbing pricks!” is yours for free. Just have to share it from his Facebook page to help spread the word!
Full tour dates and some excellent free downloads are available through Music Glue so go on and start your year the right way!
Passenger’s new album, All the Little Lights, is due out 24th February.