Miguel St. Michael is the musical moniker of queer Mexican-American singer-songwriter Luis Miguel Ramírez. He is an Austin-based artist who grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and is the former frontman of Latin Alternative group Son de Rey.
Miguel St. Michael’s musical influences are Pop-Rock, R&B, Norteño, and Tejano. He gathers inspiration from iconic Latin artists such as Selena, Joe Lopez, Juan Gabriel, and Cristóbal Briceño, along with American pop artists Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, and Keiynan Lonsdale.
As a child, Miguel was inspired by Selena Quintanilla’s music and life and like her –– began learning Spanish phonetically. He now holds a masters degree in Spanish Language and Culture from The University of Salamanca in Spain.
Early in his career, Miguel rose to prominence in the Texas music scene as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Son de Rey. They released the Ojos Azules - EP (2012) and Ojos Azules Album (2015), earning five Austin Music Awards nominations.
During Pride Month of 2023, he performed at the UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens, the Moody Amphitheater for Rainbow on the Creek, and was invited to sing the National Anthem for the Round Rock Express Chupacabra's Copa de Diversión .
Miguel St. Michael is currently finalizing his debut solo album produced by GRAMMY Award winner Fabian Hernandez. The album will convey a colorful plethora of Latin, Pop, and Rock rhythms, and explores themes of queer love, dating, & spirituality.