Passenger is a melody-driven rock trio featuring Sam Vittoria on lead guitar and harmony vocals; Sunshine Garcia on lead vocals and flute; and Gregor Stewart on rhythm guitar.
Collectively, Passenger has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area at Slim's, the Last Day Saloon, the Sweetwater, the Bistro, Cafe Amsterdam, the Beach Chalet, Simple Pleasures Café, Infusion, the High Sierra Music Festival, Brew City, and the Owl & Monkey Cafe. Individually, as part of other groups, or sitting in with Bay Area favorite Box Set, Passenger's members have performed at the Kimball's East, Yoshi's, New George's, and the Freight & Salvage.
Sunshine, who also sings with the critically-acclaimed a cappella group SoVoSó, has a powerfully beautiful voice. Her use of dynamics and improvisational skills bring alive the melodies and lyrics created by songwriter Sam Vittoria.
Sam's travels in Europe and Asia have lead to a flood of creativity overflowing into many of the songs performed by Passenger. With skill cultivated over 23 years of playing, Sam's intricate solos add color to the melodies and soulful lyrics of his songs.
Gregor holds down the rhythm for Passenger and contributes to the songwriting of the group. Gregor and Passenger's other members come together to create a feel-good energy and sound that both inspires and entertains.