Awards & Nominations
★ British Podcast Awards Winner of Best Entertainment 2021 for 'Stars in Your Ears' Podcast
★ Melbourne Green Room Award for original songwriting, co-nominee with Dusty Limits
★ London Cabaret Award Best Musical Variety Act, co-winner with Sarah-Louise Young
★ TimeOut & Soho Theatre Cabaret Award, co-nominee with Dusty Limits
★ Three Weeks Editors' Award 2010, co-winner with Sarah-Louise Young
★ The Stage Edinburgh Award, co-winner with Sarah-Louise Young
★ Argus Angel Award, co-winner with Sarah-Louise Young
★ Spirit of The Fringe Award 2016 & 2017
'His creative output spans mainstream and alternative genres, and shapes artistic endeavours all over the capital. His work ethic can only be described as heroic… As his reputation grows, and his influence spreads, cabaret devotees can feel reassured that London cabaret is in safe, adventurous hands'
‘The piano leaps, hops, simpers and croons under Michael Roulston’s enthusiastic direction… entertainment at it’s most dazzling… heart-warming, comforting and immensely uplifting’
‘Roulston is an accomplished and versatile musical director and composer who appears to be constantly working in the West End and beyond. A regular face behind the piano at practically every major cabaret venue in London’
Musical Theatre Review
'An effortlessly slick send-up of chanson...a masterclass in character comedy and yet another success for the partnership of Young and Roulston'
★★★★★ Broadway Baby for 'Je Regrette!'
‘…apart from his technical skills as an arranger and performer, Roulston is a chameleon of the keyboard who adjusts his style effortlessly to the needs of his singing partners. I have seen him now perform live with three or four different vocalists, one would assume there was a separate pianist on each occasion…. He unveils a fully orchestral palette of sound and those tight, biting, rhythmic anticipations that even in the sweetest and slightest songs set a high technical bar’
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide for 'Julie Madly Deeply'
‘…their easy chemistry, clever music, witty lyrics, relentless charm and their ability to entertain is a sheer joy to behold. These two are at the top of their game. See them if you can, in any show they offer. They are simply London’s comedic musical cabaret at its best’
Cabaret Scenes for 'Roulston & Young'
‘The entire audience was on its feet, shouting, whistling, stamping its feet and smiling… Grown men wept’
★★★★★ Edinburghfestival.org for 'Christine Bovill's Piaf'
'…Not just a fine pianist but also the possessor of golden tonsils'.
The Scotsman for 'The Entire History of Cabaret' with Shoo Shoo Baby.
‘Roulston grasps the breadth and depth of the eloquent text, intelligent subtext, and biting social commentary of Limits’ lyrics, his music serving as creative amplification, bringing the energy of a live performance into the studio recording with layered textures of sound’.
Cabaret Scenes for Dusty Limits' album 'Grin'
‘When you listen you’re hypnotised straight away, no matter how much you may wish to stop listening, you can’t… This album sends shivers down my spine. I have been completely swept away’
Kettlemag.co.uk for Lili La Scala’s album 'Siren'