In an age where just one man, armed with a guitar, has as much chance of breaking into the pop mainstream as anyone - hello Mr Sheeran - things are looking good for this man. Mind you, just a few years ago, we'd be taking plural because Passenger was five members deep. Nowadays, it's the nom-de-plume of Brightonian strummer and crooner, Mike Rosenberg, a character who recalls the likes of Sheeran, Tom McRae and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Since 2007, Rosenberg has doing the rounds on his own (give or take the occasional foray into the Australian music scene with the album "Flight of the Crow"), culminating in a few very high-profile support slots along the way, including for the aforementioned Ed Sheeran [this month and next - along with Foy Vance - Ed] and Jools Holland - if that doesn't build your profile, then little will.
But Rosenberg's career hasn't been full of lame back-slapping shoe-ins - he's earned his smaller, getting bigger, fanbase through graft and releasing decent album such as the latest, "All the Little Lights". It is the latter which will form the basis of his next extensive tour early next year.
First stop will be 13th January in Southampton, followed by Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and plenty more until hitting London on the 31st. We'll have tickets from 9am Friday 12th October (Saturday 13th for Glasgow), priced £9 for the regional shows, £11 for London. Songwriter Stu Larsen will support on all dates.