Human Nature Celebrates 25th Anniversary with ‘The Jukebox Tour’ Through Australia

Posted by on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

This Spring, Human Nature brought their new album to life across Australia with ‘The Jukebox Tour – A 25th Anniversary Celebration.’ This tour, like the Jukebox album, highlighted an eclectic mix of feel-good vocal songs of the 50s and 60s that first inspired the group, while also featuring material from their 20-year recording career with Sony Music Australia.

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As always, the band is extremely excited to return home and perform for the fans who have been with them throughout their amazing 25-year career. “We are thrilled to be coming back home! There is nothing better than coming home and performing for our Aussie fans. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.  It’s such a privilege to do what we do and coming home, even for such a short time really puts everything into perspective.  After 25 years, it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come,” says Andrew.  Do not miss this musical tribute to the unforgettable songs of a generation that ignited an incredible bond between these four talented artists.

JUKEBOX Album Now Available in Australasia

Posted by on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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On JUKEBOX, the four-piece takes a trip back to the glory days of popular music — the hits of ‘50s and ’60, when the jukebox was the party-starter. It’s a selection of works which shaped popular culture, of good times embedded into music.  “We wanted to record this album just to have a chance to approach those classic songs of the jukebox era of the ‘50s and ‘60s,” explains Toby.  “They’re such iconic songs that had a whole lot of harmony in them and they’re actually songs that had a really big influence on us when we were first starting out.”

 

Jukebox Track Listing:

1.    Will You Love Me Tomorrow

2.    Runaround Sue

3.    Under The Boardwalk

4.    Stand by me

5.    Good Lovin’

6.    Unchained Melody

7.    Stay

8.    Wonderful World

9.    Only You (You Alone)

10. Little Bitty Pretty One

11. I Only Have Eyes For You

12. End Of Days

13. Twist and Shout

14. Earth Angel

 

JUKEBOX is much more than just a hits set. For Human Nature, it’s a milestone recording. It’s the band’s 11th studio album, and its release will mark a quarter century since Human Nature formed. JUKEBOX is the group “coming full circle,” notes Andrew. “It’s going back to how we started, singing doo wop. So, this was the era when vocal groups were the biggest and the boldest and that’s what Jukebox is to us — being the group we always wanted to be.”

 

JUKEBOX is the album Human Nature had to grow-up to make. The members of the quartet took full control of creative direction and vocal arrangements for the project. “I guess JUKEBOX has extended the idea for us of who we are as musicians,” explains Toby. “When we were approaching all the Motown music, there was a lot of detail to the music that we only truly appreciated later on. Similarly, with the JUKEBOX music, a lot of it is really fun music and it sounds like its simple, but when we get into recording it there was a lot of intricacy. Had we been a younger group we might not have approached it in the same way. We’ve learned a lot recording Motown and now recording the JUKEBOX record.”

 

“This album has come at the perfect time for us,” notes Andrew on the upcoming JUKEBOX release. “It’s the celebration of us being together that long, a celebration of how we started and it’s the perfect record to make at this point of our career. It’s also a culmination of 20 successful years with Denis Handlin and his team at Sony Music – we’re family and with a partnership of this nature, we’re in through thick and thin with one universal drive; our passion for music and all it can achieve for our fans and our combined love of what we do.  This new album represents who we are as Human Nature, all we are and all we strive to be as artists. We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved making JUKEBOX come to life.”

Human Nature Motown Show in London Rescheduled for May 2015

Posted by on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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The previously announced SMOKEY ROBINSON Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show at London’s Eventim Apollo has been rescheduled for 15 May 2015. All tickets sold remain valid for the new date.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to our UK fans who have bought tickets for the November show. We are very focused on making the Eventim Apollo show a highlight for our fans in May 2015. We will be back bigger, brighter and full of excitement to bring our first London dates to you all very soon!” said Human Nature.

Direct from the USA and following 1,000 Las Vegas headlining shows as well as two North American concert tours, Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew Tierney and Michael Tierney will perform Motown’s greatest hits accompanied by their seven-piece band, the Funk Foundation.  Australia’s most successful male vocal group, Human Nature, are to bring their acclaimed production, SMOKEY ROBINSON Presents: Human Nature The Motown Show, to London as part of the group’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. The show will have its first London performance on 15 May 2015 at the Eventim Apollo. Tickets are now available.

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HuffPo Pics Show Human Nature Live at Apollo Theatre’s Birthday Bash

Posted by on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Walking across the stage of the Apollo with the lights out and the theatre empty would be a thrill for any musician or fan. Now imagine playing in front of a packed crowd, flanked by legends like the Isley Brothers and current stars like Joss Stone, to celebrate the 80th birthday of the legendary Harlem Theatre. That’s what Human Nature got to experience last week, as they blew the star-studded crowd away with their soulful and audience-moving medley of Motown hits. This Huffington Post article highlights the boys’ role in the birthday bash, and talks about how many greats have performed on that very stage. Here’s to another 80 years!

 

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NY Daily News Piece Highlights Human Nature Live at Apollo’s 80th

Posted by on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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There are places to play, and then there are places to play, and the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem is one of the latter. The boys of Human Nature found that out when they played at the world-famous venue’s amazing 80th-anniversary party. The Apollo has always been a place where taste-makers and record execs rubbed elbows with the everyday music fan, and Human Nature fits into that tradition, showing everyone a good time. Check out the picture of the boys looking dapper, blowing the crowd away with their medley of Motown favorites. Joining in on a night that also featured luminaries like Gladys Knight and the Isley Brothers, Human Nature helped start the Apollo’s next 80 amazing years off in style.

 

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Human Nature Live Featured In WSJ Article On Apollo’s 80th B-Day

Posted by on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Human Nature was one of the headline acts at a gala event celebrating the 80th-birthday of the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Surrounded by legends such as the Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight, the boys wowed the crowd with their toe-tapping heartfelt renditions of Motown hits. This Wall Street Journal article prominently features the band, quoting as Andrew Tierney joked with the crowd that he bet they never thought they’d be watching “four white Ozzies singing Motown at the Apollo.” But as MC Wayne Brady remarked: “music travels where it’s gonna travel.” Their whole career has proven that, and on such a famous stage, in front of a rapt crowd, the boys showed again that good music belongs everywhere and from anyone.

 

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Human Nature Dazzles at The Apollo Theater’s 80th Anniversary

Posted by on Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Vegas headliners performed medley of Motown classics in celebration of 80 years of artistic brilliance at iconic New York landmark.

Human Nature to bring their unique Motown sound back to East Coast in August 2014 with a five-city tour, including stops in Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and Boston

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LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2014) – Las Vegas headliners and Australian singing sensations Human Nature were part of musical history last night, Tuesday, June 10, as they took the stage during The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala, which celebrated 80 years of iconic performers and legendary performances. Departing from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year’s Gala celebrated the eight decades of artistic brilliance that have been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. Human Nature represented the Motown era during the star studded event performing a 15-minute hit bound set featuring tracks such as “My Girl”, “Ooh Baby Baby” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The Anniversary event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer Wayne Brady.

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Human Nature arrives at 80th Anniversary of The Apollo Theater in New York City on June 10, 2014.
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“Smokey Robinson told me about Human Nature and said they sing Motown like no other young singers he’s ever heard today. And he is right.” said Apollo Theater Spring Gala producer Ron Weisner. “We are thrilled to have them perform these iconic songs and help the legendary Apollo Theater celebrate 80 years of entertainment. They demonstrate to all of us just how timeless the music of Motown is – and how it touched people in all four corners of the world.”

During the event, several artists took the stage, including Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, The Isley Brothers, Wayne Brady, Savion Glover, Joss Stone, Matthew Whitaker, Edwin Hawkins, and Doug E. Fresh in honor of the legendary Theater’s 80th anniversary.

This year’s event raised a record breaking $2.3 million, which will support the Apollo’s year-round performing arts programming, innovative education initiatives, and community programs.

“Tonight was a dream come true, we were literally dancing in the footsteps of legends” said Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney. “This stage has hosted James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and now four guys from South West Sydney. Our dream continues.”

Human Nature will return to the East Coast in August 2014 with nine concert dates in five cities. In a series of not-to-be-missed tour dates for Motown fans, the group will bring their unique sound to some of pop music’s most enduring anthems. The East Coast tour will kick off on August 6 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT and will continue on to Atlantic City, NJ, Lancaster, PA, Washington D.C. and Boston, MA and will conclude at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on August 17.

Concert dates include:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 The Palace Theater Waterbury, CT www.palacetheaterct.org
Friday, August 8, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com
Saturday, August 9, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com
Sunday, August 10, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA www.amtshows.com
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Warner Theatre, Washington D.C. www.warnertheatredc.com
Friday, August 15, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com
Saturday August 16, 2014 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ www.theborgata.com
Sunday August 17, 2014 Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA www.thewilbur.com

 

Please visit www.humannaturelive.com for updates. For tickets, pricing and show times, please visit the respective venue’s website.

About Human Nature
Brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney along with high-school friends Toby Allen and Phil Burton formed Human Nature 24 years ago. Signing with Sony Music Australia in 1995 the group has released ten albums, five of which hit number one in Australia. The group achieved 24 platinum awards, 17 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide and sold over two million albums in Australia alone. The group toured nationally in the U.S. in 2012, scored a Number 1 on the Heatseakers/New Artist chart in 2012 and released their first U.S. album, The Motown Record, and the DVD Human Nature Sings Motown following their PBS TV special. After an appearance on ABC’s hit television show Dancing With The Stars in April 2012, The Motown Record shot up to the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers, as well as Top 40 on both the Amazon and iTunes sales chart. Their most recent release, “Human Nature: The Christmas Album” reached Platinum status in Australia in December 2013 and peaked at #4 on the Australian ARIA charts. The Christmas Album became the 3rd most successful Australian album for 2013. In 2009, Human Nature became the first Australian group to start a residency on the Las Vegas Strip and in April 2014 the group celebrated their 1000th performance. The group performs in Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show 5 nights a week at The Venetian Las Vegas.

About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, The Australian Bee Gees Show, Boyz II Men and RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf and The Jacksons.www.SPIentertainment.com

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Human Nature 2015 U.S. Tour Details Coming Soon!

Posted by on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Stay tuned… details for our East Coast US tour are coming soon!!

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Las Vegas – The Venetian

Posted by on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Performance Days:  Tuesday-Saturday// Dark Days:  Sunday & Monday

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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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Human Nature Celebrates 1,000th Show With Smokey Robinson!

Posted by on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

On Saturday, April 12th we celebrated our 1,000th show in Las Vegas with good friend, mentor, and show presenter Smokey Robinson! We are extremely proud of this achievement after performing together as a group for over 24 years. Click here to read the full press release.

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