Michael David Rosenberg (born 17 May 1984), better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. Previously the main vocalist and songwriter of Passenger, Rosenberg opted to keep the band’s name for his solo work after the band dissolved in 2009. His most successful single, “Let Her Go“, has topped the charts in many countries.
Rosenberg was born in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England, to an English mother and an American father, Gerard Rosenberg, originally from Vineland, New Jersey. His father’s family is Jewish. Rosenberg learned classical guitar at a young age, and around 14-15 started to write songs. He did not apply himself at school in Brighton, spending his time on music. Rosenberg still lives in Brighton.