Upon moving to New York City at the age of 18, he was made head of A&R and promotion at Scepter Records. There he was mostly behind-the-scenes, producing hits for popular recording artists and movie soundtracks.
At 19 years old he first began producing with the likes of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. He worked on several Dionne Warwick hits such as The Look of Love, and Alfie. Together with B.J. Thomas, he worked on the Bacharach-David song, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, which went on to win the 1969 Oscar for Best Song From A Movie (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).
His contributions to the film industry include Mystic Pizza, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, Father of the Bride and The Brady Bunch Movie. Steve also sang the theme from Garbage Pail Kids with Ashley Hall who also wrote the lyrics with his wife.
Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday and Disney standards.
Steve Tyrell’s “Back To Bacharach
Tyrell has covered popular standards including “I’ve Got a Crush on You“, “Georgia on My Mind” and “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To“. Tyrell delivers his own interpretation of many of these tracks: “We don’t think it’s right if we can’t bring something fresh to these wonderful songs that some of the greatest artists of all time have already done definitive versions of”.
His work in the studio has included collaborations with such diverse and artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, LL Cool J, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder.
Back to Bacharach, a tribute to the composer, his latest album.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, performer.
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-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Simple Life,” “Crush On You” and “The Sunny Side of The Street,” 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.
Steve Tyrell, “This Guy’s In Love With You”
With sold out shows across America and raves from around the world, his following increases day by day. Although Steve tours mainly with his band, he also enjoys playing with big orchestras and has appeared with the Boston Pops, Nashville Symphony, and Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Steve was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. This is one of the few times the Sinatra family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share with another artist.