Steve Tyrell: An Evening of the Great American Songbook
  • West End

One of the most gifted and multi-faceted personalities in modern American music history, Steve Tyrell, has been announced for a special show at London's Leicester Square Theatre this October. Performing songs from the Great American Songbook, Tyrell will play homage to the songs of Burt Bacharach, performing some of his greatest and most notable hits including Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The Look Of Love, That's What Friends Are For, and I Say A Little Prayer. The show coincides with the 10th anniversary of his seminal 2008 album, Back To Bacharach. Tyrell has spent five decades as a songwriter, producer, music supervisor and vocalist. As producer he has helped create hits for legends such as Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt and Diana Ross, to name just a few. Tyrell, of course, has had a long association with Bacharach. Beginning his extraordinary five decade-long career at the age of 18 as a record producer and A&R man, Tyrell worked with Bacharach and his long-term collaborator Hal David, including producing the classic Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, which went on to win an Academy Award in 1969 for Best Original Song. Through his work with Bacharach & David, Tyrell got to work in motion pictures and at a very young age became one of the first music supervisors responsible for coordinating hit songs with the release of the films they appeared in. Those successes included The Look of Love, (recorded for the James Bond spy spoof "Casino Royale" by Dusty Springfield,) and the theme for Alfie (sung by Cher in the film and by Dionne Warwick at the Academy Awards).

However, it is his contributions to the film industry, including motion pictures such as The Five Heartbeats and The Brady Bunch, that propelled him to take the reins as a vocalist in his own right; performing 'The Way You Look Tonight' in the Steve Martin comedy classic Father of the Bride.

Nine of Tyrell's own albums have reached top-five status on Billboard's Jazz charts, with his most recent A Song For You hitting #1. He continually works to reinvent the American Standards Songbook and connect classic tunes to a modern audience, performing extensively with his band and with orchestras across the country and around the world; from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall to Buckingham Palace.

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