Tyrone Brunson (born Calvin Tyrone Brunson on March 22, 1956 in Washington, DC- died May 25, 2013 in Washington, DC) was an American male singer/musician, who played the bass guitar. One of his most successful singles was an electro instrumental titled "The Smurf", which reached #14 on the R&B charts in 1983 and led to further dance records about The Smurfs. Released on the Mercury Records label in the UK, the single entered the UK singles chart on 3 July 1982, and rose to a high of number 50; it remained in the charts for 4 weeks. "The Smurf" appeared on Brunson's debut album, Sticky Situation, and the follow-up single was the album's title track, which reached #25 on the R&B chart.
The following year (1984), Brunson released his second album, Fresh. While the title track reached #22 on the R&B chart, no other singles made a significant dent on the chart. Three years later, Brunson released a third album, Love Triangle, but with no successful forthcoming singles, the album fizzled on the charts.