Manhattan's Mr. Sophistication STEVE TYRELL
(January 2, 2014) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – is bringing back a Royal Room favorite for three weeks of sophisticated showmanship:
January 7-11, 14-18 & 21-25
Returning to the Royal Room for his sixth engagement since 2008 is Manhattan's hottest cabaret stars and a Grammy Award-winning vocalist. In his nearly five decades in the music business, Steve Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, he reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. 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. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions.
At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell 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. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist.
In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Café Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Café Carlyle to record crowds for the last seven years. As an artist, all seven of his American Standards albums have achieved "top five" status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was one of the best selling jazz albums in years.
Reviews of Steve Tyrell:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: Steve Tyrell is “a good ole boy from Houston with an aw-shucks charm and an easy-going machismo, who worships at the temple of Ray Charles… Mr. Tyrell knows how to warm-up the elegant (Café Carlyle) until it becomes a party destination where he is the host and all feel welcome.”
+ Burt Bachrach: “Listening to (Steve Tyrell) is like opening a window and getting a breath of fresh air.”
+ Woody Allen: “He sings the great songs the way they should be sung.”
Cost to Attend Steve Tyrell:
+ For Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only.
+ Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
The popular Norm Kubrin Trio will perform a dinner set in the Royal Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and in The Colony Hotel’s Polo Steaks & Seafood from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
About The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.