NEWBERRY — Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. Four decades in the music business has earned him success as an artist, producer, songwriter, performer and two time Emmy nominee. Tyrell will be in Newberry on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.
With the grit and soul of a lifetime, producing hits for artists ranging from Dionne Warwick to last year’s Grammy-winner Rod Stewart (“Stardust…Vol. 3”), Tyrell himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world.
His hits “The Way You Look Tonight,” “A Kiss To Build A Dream On,” and “The Sunny Side of The Street,” have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances
With sold out shows across America and raves from around the globe as a result of his recent sold-out world tour, his following increases day by day.
Tyrell recently made his first appearance with the famed Boston Pops and at the request of the Sinatra family, Tyrell was the featured performer at the Hollywood Bowl season opening concert at which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and was 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. “Songs of Sinatra” is an album that audiences will want to hear again and again.
His work in the studio has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary 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 just to name a few.
As an artist, all five 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 such revered artists as 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.
For tickets and information please call the Newberry Opera House Box Office at 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com