Photo Coverage: Opening Night: Steve Tyrell Plays Table 26
The tables at Table 26 were all filled last night. There was also a long wait list for any last minute openings at this trendy West Palm Beach restaurant. However, it wasn't just because of the menu..... the "Special of the Night" was arguably one of the most popular singers of The Great American Songbook, Steve Tyrell. He will be performing at the chic Dixie Highway establishment for five shows thru March 24th. Steve's voice, in addition to being recognizable all over the planet is very familiar to the folks in Palm Beach because of his many sold out seasons at the legendary Royal Room at The Colony Hotel during it's years as The Place" to be for Palm Beach entertainment. His music is also constantly heard on the air waves in South Florida and worldwide on Dick Robinson's Legends Radio stations. "The Old Jock" Mr. Robinson and family were in the house for Steve's opening night. Legend Radio's popular morning hosts Jill & Rich Switzer, who are also skilled performers were the opening act for Mr. Tyrell, and it's safe to say that this had to be one of the best nights ever at Table 26. Who know's, Eddie and Ozzie of Table 26 might be singing "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big" after Tyrell's engagement. Stay tuned.
Steve is a Texas born American jazz musician, who moved to New York City at the age of 18, where he was made head of A&R and promotion at Scepter Records. He was only 19 years old when he first began producing with music greats Burt Bacharach and Hal David. He has spent four decades as a songwriter, producer and performer, lending his musical expertise to over 40 films and countless television projects such as "Father of the Bride" and "Mystic Pizza". Other noted achievements include contributions to the Dion Warwick hits "Look of Love" and "Alfie", as well as the 1969 Oscar winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for Best Original Song.
Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday, and Disney standards. In 2005, after the death of Bobby Short, Tyrell was asked by New York City's Café Carlyle to take over their Holiday Season of November and December.
Article & Photos by: Stephen Sorokoff
Steve Tyrell, Table 26
Eddie Schmidt & Jill Switzer
Missy Robinson & Steve Tyrell