Watch Jukebox: In Concert From The Venetian

Posted by on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

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Our PBS special Jukebox: In Concert From The Venetian airs all across America this week. Check out the list below to find out when and where you can catch it!

 

 

AZ Phoenix

KAET KAETDT 11/29/17 7:00:00 PM

CA Sacramento

KVIE KVIEDT 11/27/17 7:00:00 PM

KVIE KVIEDT 11/30/17 4:30:00 AM

KVIE KVIEDT 12/2/17 9:00:00 PM

KVIE KVIEDT2 12/3/17 3:00:00 AM

KVIE KVIEDT 12/4/17 10:30:00 PM

CA San Bernardino

KVCR KVCRDT 11/25/17 3:00:00 PM

KVCR KVCRDT 11/26/17 1:30:00 AM

KVCR KVCRDT 12/2/17 10:00:00 PM

KVCR KVCRDT3 12/3/17 2:30:00 PM

KVCR KVCRDT3 12/4/17 2:00:00 AM

KVCR KVCRDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 AM

KVCR KVCRDT3 12/7/17 2:30:00 PM

KVCR KVCRDT 12/7/17 11:30:00 PM

CA San Francisco

KQED KQEDDT2 12/2/17 4:30:00 PM

CA San Jose

KQED KQEHDT 12/2/17 4:30:00 PM

CA Watsonville

KQED KQETDT2 12/2/17 4:30:00 PM

CT Fairfield

CPTV WEDWDT 11/30/17 8:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDWDT 12/1/17 10:00:00 PM

 CPTV WEDWDT 12/3/17 9:00:00 PM

CT Hartford

CPTV WEDHDT 11/30/17 8:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDHDT 12/1/17 10:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDHDT 12/3/17 9:00:00 PM

CT New Haven

CPTV WEDYDT3 11/30/17 8:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDYDT3 12/1/17 10:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDYDT3 12/3/17 9:00:00 PM

CT Norwich

CPTV WEDNDT 11/30/17 8:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDNDT 12/1/17 10:00:00 PM

CPTV WEDNDT 12/3/17 9:00:00 PM

FL Gainesville

WUFT WUFTDT 12/9/17 10:00:00 PM

FL Orlando

WUCF WUCFDT 12/4/17 10:00:00 PM

FL Pensacola

WSRE WSREDT 11/27/17 10:00:00 PM

WSRE WSREDT 11/28/17 3:30:00 AM

FL West Palm Beach

WXEL WXELDT 12/9/17 9:00:00 PM

IL Peoria

WTVP WTVPDT 12/3/17 5:30:00 PM

IN Evansville

WNIN WNINDT 12/1/17 7:00:00 PM

WNIN WNINDT 12/2/17 12:00:00 AM

WNIN WNINDT 12/2/17 3:30:00 AM

IN Fort Wayne

WFWA WFWADT 11/26/17 9:30:00 PM

IN Indianapolis

WFYI WFYIDT3 11/25/17 6:30:00 PM

IN Indianapolis

WFYI WFYIDT 11/26/17 1:30:00 PM

WFYI WFYIDT 11/29/17 1:00:00 AM

IN Muncie

WIPB WIPBDT 11/25/17 4:30:00 PM

KS Colby

Smoky Hills Public Television KWKSDT2 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

Smoky Hills Public Television KWKSDT 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

KS Dodge City

Smoky Hills Public Television KDCKDT2 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

Smoky Hills Public Television KDCKDT 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

KS Hays

Smoky Hills Public Television KOODDT2 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

Smoky Hills Public Television KOODDT 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

KS Hutchinson

KPTS KPTSDT 12/1/17 7:30:00 PM

KPTS KPTSDT 12/8/17 1:30:00 PM

KS Lakin

Smoky Hills Public Television KSWKDT2 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

Smoky Hills Public Television KSWKDT 11/30/17 9:00:00 PM

KS Topeka

KTWU KTWUDT 11/30/17 8:30:00 PM

KTWU KTWUDT3 12/3/17 9:30:00 PM

LA Alexandria

LPB KLPADT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

LA Baton Rouge

LPB WLPBDT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

LA Lafayette

LPB KLPBDT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

LA Lake Charles

LPB KLTLDT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

LA Monroe

LPB KLTMDT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

LA New Orleans

WYES WYESDT 12/3/17 10:30:00 AM

LA Shreveport

LPB KLTSDT 11/26/17 9:00:00 PM

MA Boston

WGBH WGBXDT 11/26/17 6:00:00 PM

MD Annapolis

MPT WMPTDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MD Baltimore

MPT WMPBDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MD Frederick

MPT WFPTDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MD Hagerstown

MPT WWPBDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MD Oakland

MPT WGPTDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MD Salisbury

MPT WCPBDT 11/28/17 10:00:00 PM

MI Allendale

WGVU WGVUDT 12/17/17 2:30:00 AM

MI Detroit

DPTV WTVSDT 12/22/17 9:30:00 PM

MI Kalamazoo

WGVU WGVKDT 12/17/17 2:30:00 AM

MI Marquette

WNMU WNMUDT 12/2/17 9:30:00 PM

MI Marquette

WNMU WNMUDT 12/6/17 1:00:00 PM

MN Austin

KSMQ KSMQDT 12/2/17 9:30:00 PM

MN Bemidji

Lakeland KAWEDT 11/29/17 7:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT5 11/30/17 7:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT5 12/1/17 3:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT 12/2/17 10:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT 12/4/17 8:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT5 12/5/17 8:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWEDT5 12/6/17 4:30:00 PM

MN Brainerd

Lakeland KAWBDT 11/29/17 7:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT5 11/30/17 7:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT5 12/1/17 3:00:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT 12/2/17 10:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT 12/4/17 8:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT5 12/5/17 8:30:00 PM

Lakeland KAWBDT5 12/6/17 4:30:00 PM

MO Joplin

Ozarks Public Television KOZJDT 12/1/17 9:30:00 PM

MO Springfield

Ozarks Public Television KOZKDT 12/1/17 9:30:00 PM

MS Biloxi

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAHDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Booneville

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAEDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Bude

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAUDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Greenwood

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAODT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Jackson

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMPNDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Meridian

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAWDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Mississippi

State Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMABDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

MS Oxford

Mississippi Public Broadcasting WMAVDT2 12/8/17 11:00:00 PM

NC Asheville

UNC-TV WUNFDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Canton

UNC-TV WUNWDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Chapel Hill

UNC-TV WUNCDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Concord

UNC-TV WUNGDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Edenton

UNC-TV WUNDDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Greenville

UNC-TV WUNKDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Jacksonville

UNC-TV WUNMDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Linville

UNC-TV WUNEDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Lumberton

UNC-TV WUNUDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Roanoke Rapids

UNC-TV WUNPDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Wilmington

UNC-TV WUNJDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NC Winston-Salem

UNC-TV WUNLDT 11/26/17 10:00:00 PM

NE Alliance

NET KTNEDT5 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KTNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KTNEDT3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NE Bassett

NET KMNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NE Hastings

NET KHNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KHNEDT3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NE Lexington

NET KLNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NE Lincoln

NET KUONDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KUON-X 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET NETHD 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET NET1 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET NET3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NET KUONDT3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NE Merriman

NET KRNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NE Norfolk

NET KXNEDT5 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KXNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KXNEDT3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NE North Platte

NET KPNEDT5 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KPNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NE Omaha

NET KYNEDT 11/25/17 5:30:00 PM

NET KYNEDT3 11/26/17 8:30:00 PM

NM Albuquerque

New Mexico PBS (KNME) KNMEDT 12/9/17 10:30:00 PM

NM Portales

KENW KENWDT2 11/30/17 8:30:00 PM

KENW KENWDT 12/2/17 7:00:00 PM

NV Las Vegas

Vegas PBS KLVXDT 11/27/17 9:30:00 PM

Vegas PBS KLVXDT 12/2/17 6:30:00 PM

Vegas PBS KLVXDT 12/3/17 4:00:00 AM

Vegas PBS KLVXDT 12/3/17 9:00:00 AM

NV Reno

KNPB KNPBDT 12/8/17 8:00:00 PM

NY Buffalo

WNED WNEDDT 12/5/17 8:00:00 PM

WNED WNEDDT 12/7/17 12:30:00 PM

NY Garden City

WLIW WLIWDT 12/8/17 3:30:00 AM

WLIW WLIWDT 12/9/17 3:30:00 AM

WLIW WLIWDT 12/10/17 1:30:00 AM

WLIW WLIWDT 12/10/17 4:30:00 PM

NY Syracuse

WCNY WCNYDT 11/27/17 9:30:00 PM

WCNY WCNYDT 12/4/17 8:00:00 PM

WCNY WCNYDT 12/10/17 7:00:00 PM

OH Toledo

WGTE WGTEDT 11/29/17 10:00:00 PM

WGTE WGTEDT 11/30/17 4:00:00 AM

WGTE WGTEDT 11/30/17 3:00:00 PM

WGTE WGTEDT 12/1/17 1:00:00 PM

WGTE WGTEDT 12/3/17 1:30:00 PM

OR Bend

OPB KOABDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 PM

OPB KOABDT 12/6/17 4:00:00 AM

OPB KOABDT2 12/8/17 10:00:00 AM

OR Corvallis

OPB KOACDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 PM

OPB KOACDT 12/6/17 4:00:00 AM

OPB KOACDT2 12/8/17 10:00:00 AM

OR Eugene

OPB KEPBDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 PM

OPB KEPBDT 12/6/17 4:00:00 AM

OPB KEPBDT2 12/8/17 10:00:00 AM

OR La Grande

OPB KTVRDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 PM

OPB KTVRDT 12/6/17 4:00:00 AM

OPB KTVRDT2 12/8/17 10:00:00 AM

OR Portland

OPB KOPBDT 12/4/17 11:00:00 PM

OPB KOPBDT 12/6/17 4:00:00 AM

OPB KOPBDT2 12/8/17 10:00:00 AM

PA Allentown

WLVT WLVTDT 11/28/17 8:00:00 PM

WLVT WLVTDT 12/4/17 7:00:00 PM

PA Erie

WQLN WQLNDT 11/26/17 6:30:00 PM

WQLN WQLNDT 11/29/17 8:00:00 PM

PA Harrisburg

WITF WITFDT 12/4/17 8:00:00 PM

WITF WITFDT 12/9/17 2:30:00 PM

WITF WITFDT 12/10/17 8:00:00 PM

PA Scranton

WVIA WVIADT 12/10/17 7:30:00 PM

RI Providence

RIPBS (WSBE) WSBEDT 12/1/17 9:30:00 PM

RIPBS (WSBE) WSBEDT 12/2/17 1:00:00 AM

TN Nashville

Nashville Public Television WNPTDT 11/29/17 8:30:00 PM

Nashville Public Television WNPTDT 12/1/17 8:30:00 AM

Nashville Public Television WNPTDT2 12/1/17 8:30:00 AM

Nashville Public Television WNPTDT 12/3/17 10:30:00 PM

Nashville Public Television WNPTDT2 12/4/17 1:30:00 PM

TX Amarillo

Panhandle PBS / KACV KACVDT 11/27/17 8:30:00 PM

Panhandle PBS / KACV KACVDT 12/1/17 10:00:00 PM

Panhandle PBS / KACV KACVDT 12/2/17 1:30:00 AM

TX El Paso

KCOS KCOS-X 12/3/17 5:30:00 PM

KCOS KCOSDT 12/3/17 5:30:00 PM

KCOS KCOS-X 12/9/17 8:00:00 PM

KCOS KCOSDT 12/9/17 8:00:00 PM

TX Houston

Houston PBS KUHTDT 12/3/17 6:30:00 PM

TX San Antonio

KLRN KLRNDT2 12/4/17 12:00:00 PM

KLRN KLRNDT 12/4/17 7:00:00 PM

KLRN KLRNDT 12/7/17 12:30:00 AM

KLRN KLRNDT2 12/7/17 5:30:00 PM

KLRN KLRNDT2 12/9/17 11:00:00 AM

KLRN KLRNDT 12/9/17 6:30:00 PM

VA Charlottesville

Community Idea Station WHTJDT 11/25/17 3:30:00 PM

Community Idea Station WHTJDT 11/27/17 10:30:00 PM

VA Marion

Blue Ridge PBS WMSYDT2 11/27/17 8:00:00 PM

VA Norton

Blue Ridge PBS WSBNDT2 11/27/17 8:00:00 PM

VA Richmond

Community Idea Station WCVEDT 11/25/17 3:30:00 PM

Community Idea Station WCVEDT 11/27/17 10:30:00 PM

VA Roanoke Blue Ridge

PBS WBRADT2 11/27/17 8:00:00 PM

VT Burlington

Vermont Public Television WETKDT2 11/26/17 10:30:00 PM

VT Rutland

Vermont Public Television WVERDT2 11/26/17 10:30:00 PM

VT St. Johnsbury

Vermont Public Television WVTBDT2 11/26/17 10:30:00 PM

VT Windsor

Vermont Public Television WVTADT2 11/26/17 10:30:00 PM

WA Seattle

KCTS KCTSDT 11/27/17 10:30:00 PM

KCTS KCTSDT 12/1/17 9:00:00 PM

KCTS KCTSDT 12/2/17 4:30:00 PM

KCTS KCTSDT 12/5/17 7:00:00 PM

WA Yakima

KCTS KYVEDT 11/27/17 10:30:00 PM

KCTS KYVEDT 12/1/17 9:00:00 PM

KCTS KYVEDT 12/2/17 4:30:00 PM

KCTS KYVEDT 12/5/17 7:00:00 PM

HUMAN NATURE ANNOUNCES USA “JUKEBOX” NATIONAL TOUR TO COINCIDE WITH LEGACY RECORDINGS CD RELEASE & NATIONAL PBS SPECIAL

Posted by on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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Australia’s HUMAN NATURE have earned their place as one of the world’s finest pop vocal groups of the modern era, and as award-winning Las Vegas resident headliners with their distinctive harmonies and stellar live shows. The fantastic foursome has announced that they will be taking their smash hit Las Vegas show “Jukebox” on the road in March 2018. The tour will support the release of their new studio CD, “JUKEBOX – The Ultimate Playlist” which is available November 3 on Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and, their PBS special, “HUMAN NATURE: Jukebox – In Concert from the Venetian,” which debuts Thanksgiving weekend.

“We are so excited to bring our ‘Jukebox’ to cities across the USA with our national tour, CD and PBS special,” said Toby Allen of HUMAN NATURE.  “We have so many fans that come to our show at The Venetian in Las Vegas ask us when we will be coming to a city near them, and now, through the television special and tour, we can now take our show on the road from New York to California.” 

“Jukebox” has been praised by critics and fans for it’s broad musical offering and flawless production being declared “an incredibly addictive evening of entertainment.”  The show effortlessly mixes pop classics from their back catalogue with Doo-wop, Motown, Soul standards and more – offering the ultimate playlist – live!  HUMAN NATURE’S foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers, Andrew and Mike Tierney, are joined on stage by a dynamic band, The Jukebox All-Stars, and world-class dancers, as they celebrate a mix of musical genres that covers classic hits as well as chart topping hits of today.

“Jukebox” is not only a playlist of the groups influences, but some of the most-loved hit songs from the best vocal artists and groups of all time, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Stand By Me,” “Unchained Melody,” “Higher and Higher,” “Dance To The Music” and “Under The Boardwalk.” They show that this “Jukebox” plays everything from The Temptations to Timberlake, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.

A collection of some of the most-loved hit songs from the best vocal artists and groups of all time, Human Nature’s upcoming CD release, “Jukebox – The Ultimate Playlist,” features such classics as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Stand By Me,” “Unchained Melody,” “Be My Baby” and “Under The Boardwalk,” reinterpreted with the group’s stellar sound as well as two original songs. “Jukebox: The Ultimate Playlist,” (CD and digital configurations) is available for pre-order now.

The PBS special, “HUMAN NATURE: Jukebox – In Concert from the Venetian,” is inspired by and based on the group’s two Australian multi-platinum selling albums Jukebox and Gimme Some Lovin,’ which feature classic ‘50s and ‘60s pop standards.  The albums were executive produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Michael Bublé, Metallica) and produced by David Pierce (Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams). Pierce joined HUMAN NATURE at The Venetian as a musical collaborator for the JUKEBOX experience. The songs were originally either penned or performed by the likes of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Righteous Brothers, Fontella Bass and more. In addition, the group have also included two new ‘modern classic’ on the album, original tunes, ‘End of Days’ and ‘Forgive Me Now’.

Human Nature’s, career statistics are staggering. Since signing to Sony Music Australia over two decades ago, Human Nature have sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned 27 platinum awards, scored 17 Top 40 hits and have had five Top Ten tracks worldwide. Standout moments in Human Nature’s career to date include performing to a global audience at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at concerts around the world and appearing on television in the USA on shows as varied as The Talk, Today Show, Oprah, and Dancing With The Stars as well as their own PBS specials Human Nature Sings Motown and the forthcoming Human Nature “Jukebox: In Concert from The Venetian.”

About HUMAN NATURE

HUMAN NATURE are one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories and exports. The foursome which features brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney together with high school friends Toby Allen and Phil Burton have sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned 27 platinum awards, 18 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide. They have performed sell out shows around the globe since they signed with Sony Music Australia over two decades ago, a partnership that continues today.  Since arriving in Las Vegas in 2009 to commence an unprecedented residency for an Australian act, the pop-vocal group has garnered international critical acclaim and chalked up over 1600 performances.  The group is a resident act at the prestigious The Venetian Las Vegas, where they recently launched their new show JUKEBOX. JUKEBOX follows the highly successful “Smokey Robinson presents HUMAN NATURE: The Motown Show” which clocked up over 1200 performances over a six year period. JUKEBOX, the album, is a collection of ‘50s and ‘60s pop standards and will be released in North America later this year. The group’s thirteen album ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ JUKEBOX Vol II’ debut at the coveted #1 position on the national ARIA Albums Chart in Australia in July 2016 and spawned a national arena tour in February 2017 selling over 40,000 tickets. Both JUKEBOX albums are platinum selling hit albums. Highlights in Human Nature’s career to date include performing to a global audience at Sydney 2000, opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at concerts around the world and, appearing on television in the USA on shows including The Talk, The Chew, Oprah and Dancing With The Stars, as well as their own PBS Special: Human Nature Sings Motown.

About LEGACY RECORDINGS

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most significant musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label has revolutionized the catalog market, offering contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

 Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog projects.

HUMAN NATURE – “JUKEBOX” USA TOUR 2018

DATE CITY VENUE

March 1, 2018 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino

March 2, 2018 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center

March 3, 2018 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods

March 4, 2018 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods

March 6, 2018 New York, NY Playstation Theater

March 7, 2018 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre

March 8, 2018 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

March 9, 2018 Lancaster, PA American Music Theater

March 11, 2018 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Centre

March 18, 2018 Wickenburg, AZ Del E Webb Center

March 19, 2018 Wickenburg, AZ Del E Webb Center

March 20, 2018 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre

March 22, 2018 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino

March 23, 2018 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre

March 24, 2018 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Performing Arts Center

March 25, 2018 Modesto, CA Gallo Center

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What a year 2016 has been!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Well 2016 is almost over – what a year hey?! For me personally it has been one of the greatest years of my life with the preparation and arrival of Heather and my little angel Violette – what a true blessing she has been.

Human Nature has had an enormous year too with the new show Jukebox launching in Las Vegas and then our first #1 in 10 years with “Gimme Some Lovin’ – Jukebox Vol. II” back home in Australia in July – all amazing stuff.

Christmas was a real highlight, and gave us a chance to change up the show to celebrate with a whole bunch of our fans here in Vegas for the holidays. We had a blast singing some of our all-time favorite songs again and dusting off some Christmas dance steps – you can’t beat the Rudolph antler step – thanks Shannon (our choreographer)! 😄

It does honestly seem crazy how many amazing iconic stars have left us through the year though and most recently, the loss of George Michael was personally a real sadness to me. I have always loved George as a singer and songwriter and have to say he has been one of major influences on me as a pop artist. You can hear a little bit of “Faith” in the song “Telling Everybody” Mike and I wrote with our good buddy Paul Begaud for our very first album. He was a true blend of Pop and Soul and always made everything he did sound like it was meant just for him. Our version of “Last Christmas” has really stayed with us all our career and recently we sang it as a tribute in the Human Jukebox section of our show to send our respect his way. His music will be part of my personal Jukebox forever.

I have to say my greatest moment of 2016 though happened on November 6 at 12:36pm, when my incredibly gorgeous wife Heather gave birth to our heaven-sent angel Violette Faith Tierney. I have always been happy being the self-proclaimed “cool and crazy” Uncle but becoming a Dad is truly the greatest gift God could give me in this life. She is so precious and life will never be the same – only better.

Baby V is coming on the road for the first time in Feb which brings me to something I can’t wait for 2017 to deliver, which is our tour! I can’t wait to perform together with the guys for you all across the country on what we are calling our Ultimate Jukebox Tour. We are pumped to be bringing our full band direct from Vegas to play for you all too – many of whom have never set foot in Oz before so it’s going to be a blast!

Expect some pop-tastic flashbacks, great singing, great moves and just a whole bunch of great music – plus we are welcoming back Dancing With The Stars superstars Masha and Aric as our dancers again to bring a little romantic flare to the Jukebox.

I think since doing our 60 Minutes interview earlier in the year with good mate Karl Stefanovic, even more Aussies have been coming to hear us sing in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian – nothing beats seeing our fellow countrymen look proud to watch us bring that stage to life – it’s the best compliment we could ever get. My favourite fan gift for the year could be the personalised jar of Vegemite – gotta love the taste of home.

I also got to spend a day in NYC over Christmas this year after we returned to The Borgata in Atlantic City to give them their first taste of Jukebox on the East Coast. NYC has always been my most-loved city in the world and with the snow flurries and Christmas Tree in The Rockefeller Center this year, it lived up to all its glory. I heart NY.

One of the funniest YouTube clips I’ve seen recently was Conan O’Brien interviewing Kevin Hart in the gym — check it out…very funny stuff! I also loved Bruno Mars in James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke (what a fantastic idea that is for interviews) – it has really become a defining idea for him as a host and media personality.

Well, signing off for now, but can’t wait for another amazing year to roll around and I pray you all have a safe and amazing 2017. See you for The Ultimate Jukebox shows in February in Australia!

Best always,
Andrew

The Magic of Detroit’s Motown Museum: Human Nature’s Personal Tie to This Music Landmark

Posted by on Monday, September 29th, 2014

One of the things the members of Human Nature are most proud of is getting to play a small role in keeping the spirit and legacy of Motown music alive. With every show—be it in Vegas, back home in Australia, or the small towns on the group’s recent U.S. tour—Andrew, Michael, Phil, and Toby get to connect with live audiences and share their passion for these songs that changed the world. Sometimes that means performing for fans who have loved Motown for decades. Other times, it means introducing this music to people who have never really experienced or absorbed it before, passing on “the spark” to a new generation. In this way, Human Nature and their band serve as ambassadors of sorts to the Motown Sound and one of the traveling extensions of the label’s historic Detroit roots.

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The Motown Museum at Berry Gordy’s original Hitsville USA studio location in Detroit.
Image source: Wikimedia.org

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Keeping the Funk Alive: Human Nature’s Backing Band Continues a Proud Motown Tradition

Posted by on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

For as often as we describe Human Nature as a quartet, anyone who has ever seen the group’s Motown show will know that it takes far more than four people to pull off a nightly spectacular of this magnitude. There’s the stagehands, sound and lighting technicians, management, security, the staff at the Venetian, and perhaps most importantly of all, there’s the Funk Foundation—or as some folks call them, “the best band in Vegas.”

Human Nature and motown group Funk Foundation

Human Nature with their mighty backing band, the Funk Foundation.
Image source: Alicia Lee via Facebook

Yes, it’s fair to say that Human Nature’s longtime seven-piece back-up band doesn’t get quite the same level of attention as the four front-and-center crooners themselves. But for the Funk Foundation, that’s exactly how they prefer it. After all, these remarkably talented musicians are proudly following in the footsteps of the original purveyors of “The Motown Sound”— the collective of Detroit studio musicians who later came to be known as The Funk Brothers.

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When Human Nature Went Happy Days

Posted by on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

It was 1999, the height of boy band hysteria—and Y2K paranoia. Seemingly the last thing that would be on anyone’s mind was a TV sitcom from more than two decades in the past. But as the fates would have it, the 25th anniversary celebration of the classic American show Happy Days had found its way to the shores of Australia, and our friends in Human Nature were about to get wrapped up in one of the more unique and memorable projects of their career.

“Yes, we once performed in an arena musical version of Happy Days,” Phil Burton concedes. “That was probably funny enough in itself. But what was even funnier was what happened at the end-of-tour party.”

Before we get to that classic moment in Human Nature history, though, let’s first revisit how they got there.

Happy Days screenshot

Henry Winkler and Ron Howard on set in a scene from the original Happy Days TV show in 1974.
Image source: ABC Television via wikimedia.org

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Different Roads: Human Nature Compares US vs Australia Tour Experiences

Posted by on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

On August 6th, Human Nature’s mini summer tour of the U.S. Eastern seaboard kicked off with a set at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut. By the time the tour concludes on August 17 in Boston, the boys will have played nine shows in five cities. It certainly won’t surpass the most miles they’ve ever racked up on the road, but it does represent one of the group’s first extended opportunities to tour the States in a more traditional sense. And Phil Burton hopes it’s just the beginning.

“Yeah, we still haven’t done what you’d consider a full ‘tour’ in the US,” he says. “We have hit the road a couple of times before this, but never for a long period of time. I can’t wait to do it, though! Just the idea of getting down and dirty, sleeping in a bus and seeing a whole bunch of different places in the US would be kind of ‘living the dream’ for any performer. It’s something you don’t get to do in Australia, as everything is so spread out. You need to fly everywhere. Also because Australia has such a small and concentrated population, you can tour almost the whole country in a matter of a few weeks.”

Waterbury!

Waterbury, CT, was stop #1 on Human Nature’s special summer swing through the Northeast US. Image from wikimedia

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“My Ultimate Concert Lineup”: Human Nature’s Phil & Toby Name the Music Artists They’d Most Love to See Live in One Show

Posted by on Monday, July 14th, 2014

It’s a type of question usually relegated to record store counters and online message boards: “If you could curate your very own music festival, who would be the three headline acts, and what venue would you choose?” Now, for most of us, a fantasy scenario like that is purely the stuff of which dreams are made. But for professionals like Human Nature, who’ve personally shared stages with the likes of Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson, talking about the music artists to include on an “Ultimate Concert Lineup” is actually pretty serious business.

Enter Phil Burton and Toby Allen. As fifty percent of Human Nature, they’ve grown from wide-eyed teenage fans of pop and R&B music to platinum-selling success stories in their own right—traveling the world and performing alongside other wildly talented artists from Brisbane to Boston. After 20 years, it can sometimes be difficult to separate the “professional” side of the music experience from that initial “fandom” that inspired them in the first place. But rest assured, it’s always there. And both Phil and Toby still listen to music—new and old—every bit as much as they perform their own.

Human Nature performs

Human Nature have gained quite a following in their own right, but have some ideas of music artists they would include in their dream concert lineups.
Image source: Flickr user jeaneeem

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Daily Rituals: After 1,000 Shows in Vegas, Human Nature Reveals How They Prep for Each Night

Posted by on Friday, June 27th, 2014

It seems like only yesterday that Human Nature left their native Australia to set forth on an exciting—but admittedly risky—journey. Starting out in the showroom in Las Vegas’s Imperial Palace, the quartet would bring its unique take on a distinctly American musical tradition to a whole new audience of… Americans! For all the group’s years of acclaim—and even with the huge support of the iconic Smokey Robinson—there was no guarantee that “The Motown Show” would connect with Vegas show-goers. More than 1,000 performances later, however, the verdict is in. Human Nature has conquered the New World.

“It’s crazy to think we’ve done more than a thousand shows in Las Vegas,” says Phil Burton. “We weren’t sure when we started whether we’d even make it through the first month, but here we are five years later! …I think the thing that has changed the most since show #1 is that we are much more confident about our place in Vegas. We aren’t worried about going home with our tails between our legs anymore, and that means we can now branch out a little and work on new ideas for the future.”

Back on April 12, Human Nature marked that landmark 1,000th Vegas show with a very special appearance by none other than the legendary Smokey himself, who joined the guys on stage at the Venetian’s Sands Showroom to sing a couple classics.

 

Human Nature with Smokey Robinson

Human Nature welcome Smokey Robinson at their 1,000th Vegas show back on April 12, 2014.

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Perfect Pitch: World Cup Fever Has Human Nature Seeing Parallels Between Sports and Music

Posted by on Friday, June 13th, 2014

If it seems like the boys in Human Nature are displaying a little extra Australian pride this month, there may be an easy explanation. Yes, World Cup fever has spread all the way to the deserts of Las Vegas, and like just about every other soccer/football fan on the planet, your favorite crooners will be keeping long-distance tabs on the goings on down in Brazil (as it happens, the Australian team is in a mighty tough grouping with Chile, the Netherlands, and Spain). With all this in mind, we thought it’d be a suitable time to look at the greater parallels between sports and music, and how Human Nature compares their own line of work to the kind you find out on the field of competition.

Arena Amazônia

Arena Amazônia will host several of the 2014 World Cup matches. The members of Human Nature appreciate the similarities between athletes and singers.
Image source: Portal da Copa/Governo do Brasil via wikimedia.org

“I’m definitely a bit of a sports nut, myself,” says Phil Burton. “When I was a kid I played a whole bunch of sports– rugby, soccer, softball, cricket, golf. I’d give anything a try. Nowadays all I get time to play is golf, but I still love watching almost any sport. Having met a lot of athletes over the years, I’ve found that musicians and athletes always seem to want to switch places! I think we see the same passion and work ethic in each other’s careers– as well as the cheering fans, of course. There really are a lot of similarities.”

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