Miguel St. Michael

Miguel St. Michael

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2022

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2022
Band Latin Pop




"Miguel St. Michael Wins Best Music Video at Texas Short Film Festival for ‘Guapito, Divino’"

The Tejano-Cumbia short film music video from Miguel St. Michael, “Guapito, Divino“, was recently awarded Best Music Video at the Texas Short Film Festival.

“This speaks volumes as a Tejano musician and filmmaker, but it is almost unprecedented as a queer artist,” said Miguel St. Michael.

Also known as Luis Miguel Ramírez, the artist was the former frontman of Son de Rey and has been involved in the Tejano and Latin music industry for over a decade making several appearances at the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair and The Tejano Explosion opening up for A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia All-Stars, Ricardo Castillón, Ruben Ramos, Michael Salgado, La Mafia, among other prominent Tejano artists. - Tejano Nation

""La De Mala Gente" Un Nuevo Himno de la Cumbia Queer"

El cantautor Miguel St. Michael ha creado La de mala gente, un nuevo himno latino queer, junto al rapero no binario Babiboi y la estrella de Drag Race Cynthia Lee Fontaine. - Shangay

"Lil Nas X shows his soft side, Empress Of & MUNA team up, Destin Conrad wants only you: Your weekly bop roundup"

Austin-based queer Mexican-American singer Miguel St. Michael has unveiled his latest single “Guapito, Divino”. Accompanied by a short film style music video inspired by an iconic Juan Gabriel interview, the track’s enchanting rhythms of cumbia celebrate queer Tejano love in all its beauty. - Queerty

"The summer Latin music roundup"

From a different take on cumbia to bossa nova and mariachi, Austin artists are performing new music in Austin throughout the month. Meanwhile, Latin artists from outside the city will be in town as part of their summer touring schedule. - KUT 90.5

"12 ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Austin in June"

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum will offer a special night of LGBTQ+ celebration from 6-8 p.m. on June 6. For a $12 admission ticket, attendees can enjoy a poetry reading from Christia Madacsi, musical performance from Miguel St. Michael, local vendors such as Las Ofrendas and Sunshine Dimension and all-night beer, wine, cocktails and food. - Austin American Statesmen

"Still Austin Whiskey Co Music Monday with Miguel St. Michael!"

Featuring a colorful plethora of Latin, pop, and rock rhythms with a 90s twist, our Still Austin Whiskey Co Music Monday guest, Miguel St. Michael, explores queer love, dating, & spirituality in his debut solo album "Entre Luces." Today we get to see and hear the debut single from that album, “No Soy Lorenzo,” which narrates the thrill and frustration of dating apps, and one major mishap along the way. - We Are Austin

"NEW: 'Guapito, Divino' by Miguel St. Michael"

In his latest release “Guapito, Divino,” Miguel St. Michael continues to push cultural boundaries in Latin music by crafting a queer Tejano romance sparked by cumbia’s allure. The new single captivates audiences with its unique fusion of traditional cumbia rhythms, modern club beats, and a fresh perspective on love.

In his lyrics, Miguel St. Michael writes a tale of attraction provoked by infectious beats of cumbia, despite one’s self-awareness of being “Guapito” and “Divino,” inspired by the words said by Juan Gabriel in his infamous interview with Fernando Del Rincón. “If you feel that cumbia rhythm running through your body and can convey that passion on the dance floor -that to me is sexy. This is what ‘Guapito, Divino’ is all about.” - Enchúfate

"The Story Behind The New Queer Cumbia Anthem 'La De Mala Gente'"

Breakout artist Miguel St. Michael discusses the origins of writing the techno house cumbia and the importance of queer Latinx representation in the Mexican regional genre - Tejano Nation

"Miguel St. Michael nos dice 'No soy Lorenzo'"

«No soy Lorenzo» es una canción Pop Latino, en la que podemos escuchar una pista de sonidos espaciales y electrónicos, los cuales nos remontan al Pop de los 90’s, en la cual se resaltan algunas notas de agudas para agregar un poco más de texturas, los cuales logran complementarse con una guitarra eléctrica de tonalidades graves para dar profundidad a la composición. - Bravo Revista

"Life & Work with Miguel St. Michael"

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miguel St. Michael.

Hi Miguel, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, I was able to fully experience the contrasting cultures of my Mexican-American heritage. My dad really exposed me to such a plethora of music, from Disco, Pop, and R&B to Cumbia, Tejano, and Norteño standards. - Voyage Austin

"Miguel St. Michael lanza video de 'Él Es Todo'"

«Él Es Todo» es una canción espiritual en donde sonidos Pop de guitarras y percusiones crean un tema para reflexionar y para entrar en un estado introspectivo, temas como la fe, la reflexión y el amor complementan este tema, que es como una balada con toques Rock. - Bravo Revista

"Miguel St. Michael nos canta 'Guapito, Divino'"

"Guapito, Divino" se erige como una contagiosa canción de Pop Latino que desde los primeros compases invita irresistiblemente al baile. La riqueza de su instrumentación, donde la batería marca el ritmo con energía, la trompeta agrega brillo, las maracas y percusiones aportan dinamismo, y la guitarra se suma con su estilo característico, se amalgama para crear un ritmo vibrante y festivo. La voz, con su estilo, se convierte en el complemento perfecto para la propuesta musical, inyectándole la dosis justa de energía y vitalidad. - Bravo Revista


Solo Project 

* No Soy Lorenzo (Single) 2022
* Entre Luces (Single) 2023
* Él Es Todo (Single) 2023
* La De Mala Gente (ft. Cynthia Lee Fontaine & BabiBoi) (Single 2023) 

As a member of
Son de Rey

* El Amante (Single) 2017
* Ojos Azules - Album (Album) 2015)
* Ojos Azules - EP (2012)



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 international LGBTQ publications including Vidas Y Colores based in Mexico City, and Shangay.com the most trusted LGBT media group 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.

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