Primary Instrument: Vocal
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In his 4 decades in the music business he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor and performer. He is a Grammy winning producer and a two time Emmy nominee. His productions have won numerous Grammys and have been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe Awards as well.
With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime producing hits for artists ranging from Linda Rondstadt & Diana Ross to 2005’s Grammy-winner Rod Stewart (“Stardust…Vol. 3”), Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. The songs he has sung in big hit movies “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” and “The Simple Life,” have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He’s held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio.
With sold out shows across America, plus international raves from Moscow, London, Germany, Spain and Tokyo, his following increases year after year. Steve recently made his first appearance with the famed Boston Pops and at the request of the Sinatra family, Steve was the featured performer at the Hollywood Bowl season opening concert at which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. It was a signature event and a major success. With the encouragement of music legend Quincy Jones and the Sinatra family, plans were hatched for an album of Frank’s material. This is one of the few times the Sinatra family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share with another artist. With some of the greatest musicians in the world playing some of the greatest songs of all time on this recording, “Songs of Sinatra” is an album that audiences will want to hear again and again and again.
His work in the studio has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Aaron Neville, Dionne Warwick, LL Cool J, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder just to name a few.
As an artist, all 5 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard’s Jazz charts and his first album “A New Standard” was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over 5 years.
His songs have been recorded by the estimable likes of Ray Charles, Diana Ross, LL Cool J and Elvis Presley and his song “How Do You Talk To An Angel,” written and produced for Aaron Spelling’s Fox television series “The Heights,” was a No. 1 pop hit in 1992 and earned Tyrell one of his two Emmy nominations.
As a music supervisor and music producer for film and TV, Tyrell has work with such distinguished directors as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nancy Meyers, Betty Thomas and Charles Shyer.