Miguel St. Michael is the musical moniker of Mexican-American singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and fashion designer 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, Cumbia, 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 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.
His music for his upcoming debut solo album has been featured on programs such as CBS Austin, KUTX, Sun Radio, and Future Rootz Lumpen Radio 105.5FM, WLPN in Chicago.
St. Michael has also been featured on national and international LGBTQ publications including Queerty, Vidas Y Colores based in Mexico City, and Shangay.com based in Spain.
During Pride Month of 2023, St. Michael released “La De Mala Gente,” a collaboration with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Cynthia Lee Fontaine and rapper Babiboi at the end of Pride Month in June. 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 set to debut his solo album entitled “Entre Luces,” which was 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.