Andrew Tierney on
Friday, October 30th, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – October 30, 2015
What a great month it has been for us here!
We’ve had so many Aussies in to the Venetian to catch our shows lately, it almost feels like we are back home sometimes. Thanks for all the love and can’t wait to sing for more and more of you guys as the show continues. One of the great things about playing where we do is that we get people from all over the world vacationing in Vegas and then coming to see the show – it’s really fantastic to meet so many new people and have them get to know HN.
One of the highlights of the last few weeks has been getting to collaborate with the amazing Delta Goodrem. For those of you who aren’t Aussies, Delta is a wonderful and famous singer from Australia and someone we have been a fan of for years so to get together and make some festive magic with her on the song “Let It Snow” was just awesome. We loved our Christmas Album so much that we wanted to go back and add some new songs to it. My next favourite is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” I have always loved this song but I feel we have found a really unique take on it for ourselves and I hope everyone likes it to get in the Christmas spirit this year too.
Halloween is almost upon us here and we will of course show you pics of the outfits – we missed Halloween last year being back in Oz to release our Jukebox album, but the costumes should be back in force for 2015… stay tuned. We even did a spooky ‘By Request’ to keep in the Halloween mood – it’s such a fun holiday. The party is at my house again this year and we’ve decided to make it more about the kids this time (yeah right!) — trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood and lots of Candy (or lollies for us Aussies).
My favourite YouTube clip at the moment might just have to be the full trailer for the new Star Wars movie. I love movies in general and the kid in me just won’t calm down about this one. I hope it lives up to expectations but I love the idea of a new Star Wars movie – the first one came out when I was 3!!!
Have a great month guys and see you all soon,
Phil Burton on
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – September 30, 2015
It’s Phil here, to give you the latest on what’s been happening for us.
We’re back in Vegas now after our run of shows on the East Coast last month. It was a great tour with a lot of fun shows and great crowds – and it’s also always good to get the opportunity to see other parts of America with a lot of history and culture (I think I might have a bit of a crush on Philadelphia just quietly…).
We just finished recording a few new songs over the past couple of weeks. Once again we worked with Dave Pierce (who produced our Jukebox album) and Bob Rock – an amazing team to make music with. They really know their stuff! Can’t say too much about the material yet but we’re really excited.
We’re also starting to prepare for our Christmas show which kicks off at the Venetian on November 21 and goes through until December 22. It’s always fun to perform Christmas songs. They really seem to put a smile on most people’s faces – including our own.
Sometimes living here in Vegas means we do a few things a little out of the ordinary – for instance last weekend we all hit the streets of Vegas for a 5km charity fun run (well, one of us decided to run – the other 3 of us felt the option of a leisurely 1 mile walk was more in order). It was actually a great way to spend a morning – and I know my dogs really appreciated the exercise!
Okay – to my favourite YouTube video at the moment. I’m really enjoying Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new track ‘Downtown’. It’s got a great old-school feel, and the video is so much fun to watch. Enjoy!
Hope you’re all enjoying life and looking forward to a great Christmas – it’s just around the corner…
Mike Tierney on
Monday, August 31st, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – August 31, 2015
Hey Guys, hope you’re all well.
It’s Mike here to give you an update of what’s been going on lately in the world of Human Nature!
The last month has been a fun and busy one for us all, starting off with some family vacation time at the beginning of August. We all went our separate ways, I was lucky enough to visit the beaches of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico which was beautiful and a great chance to relax with my family.
We then hit the road for a few weeks, getting out of Vegas to beat the heat and take The Motown Show to the East Coast of the U.S. We started in Florida then up to Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Lancaster PA, and Morristown, NJ. It’s been fun and the crowds have been fantastic! We just finished our last weekend at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City before heading back to Vegas to resume our show at The Venetian and also start some recording, which will be super exciting.
Over the years, we’ve discovered that YouTube is a wonderful platform to watch and share all different types of videos and as part of our newsletter, we’re going to share a favourite video each month. To kick things off, mine is ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd – it’s my favourite song at the moment. It’s got such a great feel and his voice reminds me a bit of Michael Jackson. Enjoy!
Thanks for signing up for our newsletter and we’ll try to keep you updated every month with what’s going on in the world of HN.
Friday, June 5th, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – June 3, 2015 – Human Nature, Australia’s most successful male vocal group and Las Vegas Strip headliners, will perform nine east coast concert dates this summer. The tour will kick off August 8 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and will continue on to The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA, The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ and will conclude with additional shows at The Borgata in Atlantic City on August 21 and 22. This year’s east coast tour comes on the heels of Human Nature’s sold-out Australian tour in May and follows up their highly successful 2014 U.S. east coast tour.
Featuring the vocal harmonies of brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen, the quartet is accompanied by their 7-piece band, The Funk Foundation and new digital video staging technology. Throughout their concert dates, Human Nature brings their unique sound to some of pop music’s most enduring anthems, including “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Reach Out”, “ABC” and “My Girl.”
“Although our Motown Show is in residence in Las Vegas, we have an amazing fan base across America and always enjoy our tours here.” says Andrew Tierney. “It was in Atlantic City where our Motown show was first embraced by American audiences, and we are thrilled to tour the U.S. every chance we get.”
With 24 platinum hits, more than 3 million records sold, 18 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide, the group considers their American success a career highlight. Human Nature’s accomplishments include performing the Australian national anthem at the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, performing on Wheel of Fortune, opening for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson as well as appearances on “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Talk”.
“Our musical roots lie in American soul,” proclaims Andrew. “It’s the ultimate place to be for what we love. It feels like our options are endless here. We are looking forward to continuing our touring, making great music, and playing our original songs too. Our biggest love is performing live on stage. We always look forward to taking our show on the road and we really enjoy sharing our music and meeting different people in different cities across the country.”
Sunday August 9 & Monday August 10 | Coconut Creek, FL
Friday August 14 – Sunday August 16 | Atlantic City, NJ
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Monday August 17 | Lancaster, PA
American Music Theatre
Wednesday August 19 | Morristown, NJ
The Mayo Performing Arts Center
Friday August 21 & Saturday August 22 | Atlantic City, NJ
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
For pricing, show times and ticket information, please visit each venue’s respective website.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
See “The Motown Show” like never before with the “VIP Soundcheck Experience,” a behind the scenes look at Human Nature’s nightly Motown celebration at The Venetian Las Vegas. In addition to early seating and admittance to the private pre-show soundcheck, this VIP experience includes an autographed show program and an exclusive “meet and greet” with Andrew, Mike, Phil, and Toby!
Tickets for the “VIP Soundcheck Experience” are separate from your “The Motown Show” admission ticket and can be purchased at any Venetian/Palazzo Box office, or by calling 702.414.9000 / 866.641.7469. They are also available online at www.Venetian.com.
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015
In the 25 years that Human Nature, Australia’s leading pop vocal group, have been together they’ve had five No. 1 albums, sold millions of records around the world and collected close to two dozen Top 40 hits. Since 2009 their dazzling Motown tribute show presented by Smokey Robinson has delighted audiences in Las Vegas.
While much has been written about the group, little is known about the individuals who make up the soulful harmonies. In one of his first American, solo interviews, Toby Allen is opening up about his sexuality and his family. Aside from Human Nature, Allen has performed in London as the emcee in Cabaret and in Australia as Kenickie in Grease. Still, like the others in Human Nature, he always returns to the group. Although he likes to tease the key to their success is that they don’t sleep together, in truth he said it’s their bond that has kept them together all of these years.
“We were just friends in high school and doing musical things. We were all mates before we began singing together. Then we found something we love doing together, and we still love doing it today,” Allen said.
Having once worked as a perfume salesman, Allen said if singing hadn’t worked out he was studying to become a geologist. As a kid he enjoyed playing soccer and tennis and riding horses. Now as the father of two-year-old twins, Harvey and Roxanne with husband, actor Darren Weller, Allen is not only keeping active in Las Vegas, but is embarking on an Australian tour with Human Nature to celebrate their new album,Jukebox, and their 25th anniversary.
Over the years you have traveled all over the world. Do you recall your first trip to the U.S.?
I remember in ’91 we were on our way to London, and on the way back we stopped at Disneyland. It was exciting. We grew up in Australia hearing so much about the U.S. and were exposed to the culture through TV and movies. We actually went to a ballgame on an early trip to the U.S., as well. I remember seeing a Lakers game once. We don’t have that scale or style of sport in Australia.
For those who aren’t familiar with you or Human Nature, how would you describe yourself?
I can sometimes come across as a little shy. Once I get to know people I get much more gregarious. I might be more reserved on stage than I am in social situations.
What’s it like being a father?
It’s awesome! Exhausting. Fun. It’s everything and better than anything I ever thought it would be.
Did you always know you wanted to be a father?
I had an inkling that I would be. I didn’t know how it would happen or what I’d have to go through to do it.
When you met Darren at a charity tennis game in Sydney in 2005, was it love at first sight?
It felt like it. He introduced himself, and there was definitely a connection. Then the following days and weeks after we discovered more about each other. It was really obvious that there was something special there. It was a thrill.
You told New Idea magazine in 2013: “I think a lot of people knew I was gay, but it never became an issue, which was really lovely. I haven’t hidden away from it, but I haven’t searched out that publicity either.” Was there ever any hesitation in the group for you coming out?
No, not at all. Initially we just wanted people to focus on our music. After a while all of the guys were incredibly supportive and sexuality was a non issue.
Was it always easy for you to be open with your sexuality or was it a struggle?
There are so many different situations and everyone has their own struggles, I guess. I was at a boarding school and being into music, I was sort of a natural target. At the same time I was discovering more about myself, so I really wasn’t out at school. In fact, it wasn’t until I went to university and was exposed to other ways of life that I felt more secure to go out and be more myself. Luckily I had a loving family who loved me for who I was, so it was sort of a non issue. Most people said they knew anyway, which I am sure happens a lot. I didn’t struggle so much. Maybe when I was in school, but there wasn’t much of a struggle after that. I feel bad for people who do struggle, and I hope they can find someone who can be a support.
I want to ask you a few quick questions so people can get to know you better. What is one thing you can’t travel without?
Now it’s my children. I’m notorious for being a gadget buff, so I love my Gameboy and that sort of stuff. Also, my phone and iPad.
What is one CD you can’t live without?
That is a tough question. Prince’s The Gold Experience. That’s probably my favorite.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Margo Kidder. She was Lois Lane in the Superman film. I was a young, young kid, and I remember having a crush on her.
Are you and Darren planning on having more children?
We’ve thrown the idea around. Our relationship with our surrogate was happy. She comes to Vegas, and we visit her. Now when I think about it, I just feel tired. Having twins is a whole other ballgame. We are so blessed to have a boy and a girl. There is still time, though. There are still embryos there. Right now we’re probably just going to enjoy what we got.
Other than your children, what are you the most proud of?
The fact that we [Human Nature] are still together doing what we love. There are not many groups that manage to survive that long.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Human Nature was recently in Australia for ‘The Jukebox Tour – a 25th Anniversary Celebration’ which kicked off in Melbourne on April 23rd. With the release of the platinum accredited JUKEBOX in October last year, which has surpassed 100,000 units of sales, Human Nature’s 11th studio album in their 20 year recording history with Sony Music, 2015 marks the 25 years of Human Nature together as a band.
In honour of this incredible milestone, we could bore you with the number of early morning calls, the odd missed alarm, the number of both domestic & international flights taken, the amount of sound checks, phone interviews, promo schedules the guys have undertaken throughout their career, or even listing all the Australian venues they have played. Instead, we thought we would share with you these incredible feats –
40 Three-piece custom made Tuxedos
60 Black Bow-ties (only 2-3 missing without a trace – all Andrews)
360 various matching coloured Blazers
72 000 Songs sung (People Get Ready is probably 2500 of them)
180 Assorted ties
16 500 Batteries
12000 Berocca tablets
2400 fresh razor blades
40 Different hairstyles
7 Music Video’s in sleeve-less shirts
80 Black Patent leather dancing shoes
1500 Shots of Vodka (only 1 each at anytime – except for Toby)
60 000 litres of water
500 000 Bums on seats
150 Photo Shoots
10 000 Radio Interviews
33 000 Towels (only 5 by Mike – he never sweats)
4 Boater Hats
1 million miles travelled (9000 of those while dancing on stage)
10 shows cancelled (1 due to hangover. No names)
4 Singers – 1 Dream
‘The Jukebox Tour – A 25th Anniversary Celebration’ commemorated 25 successful years since the band was founded, with the iconic group touring the country in April and May 2015.
JUKEBOX was produced by David Pierce (Michael Buble) with fellow Canadian music man Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Michael Buble) on board as Executive Producer. A roll-call of elite musicians recorded their parts for JUKEBOX. Indeed, members of Buble’s horn section deliver the goods on seven tracks, including ‘Wonderful World’, ‘End Of Days’, ‘Runaround Sue’ and ‘Good Lovin’. Double bass maestro, Chuck Berghofer added his genius to ‘Stand by Me’, ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘Runaround Sue’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ and ‘Under The Boardwalk’.
JUKEBOX was recorded in L.A., Calgary, Toronto and in Human Nature’s adopted home of Las Vegas.
Since signing with Sony Music Australia in 1994, Human Nature have enjoyed five No. 1 albums in Australia. All told, they’ve achieved 24 platinum awards, 18 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide. In 2005, Human Nature released the five-time platinum album REACH OUT – THE MOTOWN RECORD, a collection of Motown hits. It went on to win the ARIA Award for the highest-selling Australian album of the year, and it reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Heat Seekers chart.
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Following a sold out first show, Human Nature have met the overwhelming demand of their Queensland fans, by announcing a second and final Gold Coast show on their ‘The Jukebox Tour – A 25th Anniversary Celebration’.
Celebrating 25 successful years since forming, fans will need to snap up their tickets quickly with the show at Jupiters Casino on Sunday 3rd May going on sale 9:00am Monday 30th March via www.ticketek.com.au and 132 849.
This national tour follows the group’s latest album ‘Jukebox’ that debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums charts in October 2014, before being awarded platinum status. ‘The Jukebox Tour – A 25th Anniversary Celebration’ will see Human Nature tour nationally performing a broad range of charming vocal songs from the by gone eras of the 50s and 60s. The tour will begin in Melbourne in April before visiting Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne again.
“We are thrilled to spend another night of the Gold Coast performing for our QLD fans. It’s going to be a blast!” says Andrew Tierney from Human Nature.
The release of ‘Jukebox’ coincides with Human Nature’s upcoming 25th anniversary since forming in high school in their home city of Sydney. ‘The Jukebox Tour – A 25th Anniversary Celebration’ will also feature performances from all the albums Human Nature have released over their 20-year recording career with Sony Music Australia. Fans can expect a fun night of music and dancing with the incredible Human Nature 7-piece band and string players joining them on stage.
A quarter of a century on and Human Nature continue to live their dream as one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories. See them in Australia as they perform the ultimate show featuring songs from their new album ‘Jukebox’ and all their hits.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
The Star Sydney is thrilled to announce that Human Nature will perform an up close and personal show, ‘Human Nature the Jukebox Show’, on 10 May 2015 to create the ultimate Mother’s Day experience.
One of Australia’s greatest success stories with sell-out shows around the world and multi-platinum records, Human Nature is coming to The Star Event Centre to perform all of their biggest hits live.
Better yet, get to know Human Nature with once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet experiences, as well as premium dinner packages available for those wanting to give their mum an experience they’ll never forget.
The Star General Manager of Marketing, Sales and Entertainment, Richard Howarth says it’s a rare opportunity to enjoy a more intimate performance from the talented group.
“Having world-class acts like Human Nature perform at the purpose-built Star Event Centre is incredibly exciting and with only 1,500 tickets on sale, there’s no doubt it will be a truly memorable performance,”
“With cabaret-style tables and five-star food and beverage packages on offer – not to mention a pre-show meet and greet photo opportunity, people will be able to enjoy even more than just the great show.” he said.
Celebrating 25 successful years since the group formed and 20 years since signing with Sony Music Entertainment Australia, Human Nature The Jukebox Show will be one of The Star’s key events for 2015 and The Star Event Centre, with its range of venues, is set to be the destination for the hottest tickets in Sydney throughout the year.
“Returning to our hometown of Sydney at The Star for this special Mother’s Day show will be really special personally and for our fans. We’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone!” said Mike Tierney.
Tickets are on sale from Thursday, 5 March 2015 via www.ticketek.com.au and are sure to sell out fast! Prices range from $89.90 for balcony seats through to $459.90 for Diamond Table Packages.
For more information about The Star, please visit www.star.com.au.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
After a successful run of “Motown, Christmas & More!”, Human Nature will be returning with “The Motown Show” at Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:00pm.
Location: The Venetian, The Sands Showroom // Showtime: 7:00pm
Performance Days: Tuesday-Saturday// Dark Days: Sunday & Monday
Box Office: 702.414.9000 // 866.641.7469
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