If the DJ is the heart that pumps life into a club, the emcee on mic-control is that ever-present voice that reminds revelers to go hard or go home. Going hard has never been an issue for Honolulu’s top party hostess with the mostest, Roxy OTM (On the Mic). With her signature pizazz and infectious persona, the party, club and concert emcee is a key reason why the animal that is First Friday at SoHo Mixed Media Bar consistently reaches beastly proportions.

“People come knowing they will not be let down” said the one-woman show stopper. What began as an ideal reason to party for the self-proclaimed introvert became a responsibility that evolved into a passionate career.

Meeting cool people, getting free drinks, the rewards of helping people get their party-on go on and on, but keeping things professional while never taking her responsibilities for granted will always reign supreme for this mic- queen.

She adds, “the nightlife and entertainment industry holds the most ‘something out of nothing stories.’ It’s very inspiring and motivating. That’s probably the best perk of all.”

First Friday, SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St., 8pm–2am, 21+