As the label’s head of A&R and promotion, Tyrell championed the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David-composed recordings of Dionne Warwick and also recruited singer B. Thomas, producing his hits “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” In the years to follow, Tyrell additionally made his mark as a hit songwriter, co-writing the gold-selling #1 hit ‘How Do You Talk to an Angel’ for the Heights and the Jamie Walters smash ‘Hold On,’ as well as working on music for film (‘Mystic Pizza,’ ‘Midnight Crossing,’ and ‘The Brady Bunch Movie,’ among others) and television.
Tyrell’s extensive background as a producer taught him, early on in his career, that singers are always deeply reliant upon the quality of their instrumental support.
", "I Wish I Could Be Like You", "The Beast Is Out Of Hand", "I'm Lookin' Around") / (producer: "The Brady Bunch", "We Are Phlegm", "Whatever", "Till I Met You", "I Wish I Could Be Like You", "The Beast Is Out Of Hand", "Girl", "I'm Lookin' Around", "It's a Sunshine Day", "Keep On", "I'm Feeling Nothing") The Five Heartbeats (producer: "I Love Joey", "Are You Ready for Me", "Nothing But Love", "Baby Stop Running Around", "A Heart Is a House for Love", "Nights Like This", "Down for the Count", "In the Middle") Glory!
Steve Tyrell was born and raised in Texas, cutting his teeth in local R&B bands before relocating to New York at age 18 and landing a staff position at Scepter Records.
Tyrell's performance singing "The Way You Look Tonight" in Father of the Bride, starring Steve Martin, pushed him center-stage as a vocalist, with live performances and a recording career of his own.
Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday, and Disney standards.