Given the name Michael David Rosenberg, he is known as Passenger on stage and performs folk rock music. He formed a five-member band called Passenger in 2003 and released the album Wicked Man's Rest before the band broke up in 2009.
He started writing songs when he was about fourteen years old and had learned to play the guitar even earlier than that.
After Passenger broke up, he went solo but still used the name Passenger. He has released solo albums called Wide Eyes Blind Love and All the Little Lights, among others.
He was born in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, England to Jane and Gerard Rosenberg.
Norwegian DJ Kygo remixed Passenger's popular song "Let Her Go."