Meet Roger Michael, the brainchild behind London's vibrant scene-stealing club nights.

Top nightclub promoter puts name on list for Sadiq Khan’s night czar role.

2016

The 1000: London’s most influential people.

2010

The 1000: London’s most influential people.

2009

One of London’s most successful promoters.

1997

Enhancer of credibility.

1998

He produces a party cast to kill for; movie moguls, models, socialites and pop stars.

1998

Featured in GQ’s “Cool Britannia” special edition alongside Prime Minister Tony Blair.

1998

A multiple Award-winning nightlife visionary twice featured in Evening Standard's The 1000 list: London's Most Influential People in 2009 and 2010 - Night Owls.

Roger Michael is a pioneer in the London vibrant and eclectic nightlife scene, the first to mastermind and simultaneously promote four notoriously popular club nights. He is known for creating unique, stand out experiences and bringing more to a-typical night than just music and alcohol. Michael’s contribution to the evolution of England’s capital’s nightlife is an everlasting legacy.

Roger Michael began his nightlife career staging warehouse and one-off house parties in 1987, during the Second Summer of Love, when acid house parties and raves were popular in Britain. His debut club night was in 1988 at Wall Street – an infamous private members’ club, in Bruton Street off Berkeley Square, London.

Curating a raft of notable club nights, the trailblazing promoter’s winning formula was honed when he reimagined and reawakened the capital’s jaded nightclub scene in the late 1980s. Reinventing bottle and table service and introducing into the mainstream, ramping up door admission standards and guest list norms – his unique ability to mix a diverse crowd of Londoners to create a winning formula has altered London’s approach to night-time entertainment forever.

With a history of curating the bespoke guest list, promoting innovative club nights that have enjoyed unparalleled success over the past decades, and levying a hitherto unheard of £20 admission charge to his wildly popular Saturday nights at Browns members’ club in the early 1990s, much is owed to Michael for the contribution he has made to London’s nightlife.

Roger is the first promoter to mastermind and simultaneously promote four notoriously popular, weekly nights across the capital: Wednesdays at Embargo in Chelsea, ‘The Next Big Thing’ on Thursdays at Hanover Grand in Hanover Square, ‘Atomic Model’ Fridays at The Iceni in Shepard’s Market, Mayfair, and ‘Eyeball Arizona’ on Saturdays at Ladbroke Grove’s Subterania. In 1992, at the Piper Champagne London Club and Bar Awards’ ceremony, he picked up the Longest Guest List Award.

By 1995, Michael’s ground-breaking club nights soon became recognised internationally for their style, glamour, and strong social atmosphere. That year, he was awarded the London Club and Bar Awards’ Best Promoter Award. The Independent called The Next Big Thing in 1995, “a hybrid of Handbag House, dancefloor anthems and a live band.” During that year, Michael incorporated, Roger Michael Associates, specialising in nightclubs and event planning – RMA’s events were described by The Independent as having “an exclusive feel while maintaining a down-to-earth, community vibe.”

In 1997, The Independent called Michael “one of London’s most successful promoters”, quoting: “his events are renowned for their sense of style and glamour.”

By 1998, Michael had taken on a new, game-changing role providing bespoke celebrity guestlist management for the international launch of Vivienne Westwood’s first fragrance, ‘Boudoir’ in London.

A year later, the designer enlisted Roger to help launch her first US store in Manhattan, New York, as well as the inaugural dinner and party which coincided with her first US fashion show and Red Label debut.

Fast forward to 2001 and Michael was tasked with providing bespoke celebrity guestlist management for Moët and Chandon’s first Fashion Tribute at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, where Vivienne Westwood was the first designer to be honoured.

In May 1998, Michael was featured in the “Cool Britannia” special edition of GQ Germany, alongside figures including London’s then-prime minister, Tony Blair.

In the 2000s, he ran three other consecutive club nights, including Tuesdays at Boujis, Thursdays at Kabarets Prophecy in London, and Fridays at the Man Ray restaurant and bar in Paris. The latter was part-owned by Thierry Klemeniuk, American actors Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Malkovich, and British singer Mick Hucknall of Simply Red.

In September 2003, Michael enjoyed further success after founding the creative agency and nightlife brand, I AM ROCKSTAR, with its earliest project including the eponymous Tuesday nights at Boujis members’ club in South Kensington, which ran until 2012.

In 2006, The London Evening Standard – Going Out London described Tuesdays at Boujis as “hosted by Roger Michael…a favourite with Princes William and Harry that is also adored by models, Eurotrash and Hollywood types”, including Mickey Rourke.

Ninemsn.com wrote in 2009 that “Boujis in Kensington has a reputation around the world for catering to the rich and famous,” and that “arguably the most popular night at Boujis is Tuesday.” The article further stated the night was a hit with celebrities, such as Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton and Uma Thurman. Other attendees included Kate Middleton before her marriage, Anna Chapman before her indictment as a spy; Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Scarlett Johansson, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Eva Longorie, Eva Mendez, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mickey Rourke, Adam Sandler, Adrian Grenier, Ben Stiller, Jeremy Piven, David Schwimmer, Owen Wilson, David LaChapelle, David Furnish, Prince, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Lionel Richie, Dr. Dre, Will.i.am, The Killers, Nickelback, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Slash, Scott Weiland, Axl Rose, Timbaland, and Usher.

In 2009, Roger formed I AM ROCKSTAR by Day and Night, making it an international party brand and taking the concept on tour to Paris, Helsinki and the United Arab Emirates. He was still hosting what the London Evening Standard called a “famed Tuesday night of debauchery at Boujis,” with celebrities including Paris and Nicky Hilton attending, alongside DJs such as Lindsay Lohan.

Michael was featured in the London Evening Standard’s ‘Power 1000 List’ both in 2009 and 2010, being named the 2012 London Lifestyle Personality of The Year (runner up to London Mayor, Boris Johnson) two years later.

In late 2009, he gained further notoriety when Marlon Abela appointed him as director of the Night Lounge at Morton’s members’ club in London’s Berkeley Square.

In addition to hosting some of London’s most vibrant, scene-stealing club nights, Michael has curated bespoke guest list services for high-profile events, including Budweiser’s Club Bud presents Marquee and TAO Team USA’s London Olympics two-nights only closing parties in 2012.

In 2013, at The London Club and Bars Awards ceremony, Roger received the first Services to The Nightlife Industry Award for his contribution to London’s nightlife, and appointed in-house marketing manager at Coya restaurant bar and members’ club.

In 2015, he took the role of Advisory Board Member and City Ambassador to InList – a mobile app for booking upscale nightlife, event ticketing and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in over 45 cities worldwide. Far from resting on his laurels, in 2016 Michael applied to be London’s first Night Czar, an endeavour that was recognised by the Evening Standard.

His autobiography is set for a 2020 release, detaining his life and journey to becoming one of London’s most influential nightlife promoters and curators.

Here and Now

Launching I AM ROCKSTAR – Roger remains at the helm of a brand that continues to thrive.

Accolades

Services To The Industry.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2013

Personality Of The Year Runner-up to Winner: London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson.

London Lifestyle Awards 2012

Role as "The Promoter" in TV series ‘Shoot Me!’ London starring Alexa Chung. Ep. 7 & Ep. 10.

Fashion TV’s Realty Series 2005

Best Longest-running Night.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2012

Outstanding Achievement.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2008

Best Night.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2008

Best Night.

The Brahma London Club & Bar Awards 2007

Up all Night

The Brahma London Club & Bar Awards 2007

Greatest Night.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2006

Best Party Organiser.

The London Club & Bar Awards 2005

Best Night.

The cK Calvin Klein Jeans London Club And Bar Awards 1997

Best Night.

The Champagne Piper London Club And Bar Awards 1996

Best Promoter.

The Champagne Piper London Club And Bar Awards 1995

Longest Guestlist.

The Champagne Piper London Club And Bar Awards 1994

Autobiography

Roger Michael’s first and only official autobiography will be available in 2020. Register for your FREE copy now and attend the pre-launch party

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Past Clients & Collaborations

Services offered by Roger Michael goes beyond promoting night clubs and restaurants. He has worked with multiple brands to curate bespoke events, from launch parties to fashion shows, high-profile tailored guest listing to red-carpet events. Some of these brands include:

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