Things started to ramp up when we paid a visit to New York City at the end of September. We always love going to “the city that never sleeps” but this trip was a very special one.
We are so excited and proud share with you that we have signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings! Woo-hoo! It feels so great to be building on the 22 year relationship we have had with Sony Music Australia to now extend that into the US. We had a hugely productive time meeting all the folks that will be helping us bring our music to more of the US and beyond.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the trip was the last evening we were there and we had the opportunity to do our very first Manhattan rooftop performance. Perched high above the bustle of NYC below and with the sun setting over the Manhattan skyline as our backdrop, we showed our new Sony family what we have loved doing for the last 28 years. Our album Jukebox – The Ultimate Playlist is going to be released on November 3rd in the US (but you can always pre-order now on iTunes so you don’t forget 😉 ).
Returning to Vegas with a shiny new recording deal under our belts we jumped back into the Vegas Jukebox show – with it’s new Juke Joint section that continues to be so much fun to perform. We have also been pretty busy with some new video content for you guys – a version of one of our biggest hits in Australia “Wishes” and most recently our own rendition of Sam Smith’s beautiful “Too Good At Goodbyes”. Also, for those of you who might not have caught it, make sure you check out our take on Pink’s “What About Us” – it really seems to suit our voices.
With Halloween just around the corner which will be quickly followed by Thanksgiving here in the states, we are going to finally be out there with the broadcast of our PBS special “Human Nature Jukebox – In Concert From The Venetian”! It feels like this can’t happen soon enough for us as we are so proud of how it has turned out and we just can’t wait for people to see it. We hope you love it.
Phew! – just when you think that’s a lot going on, we will be taking a very quick trip mid-December back to Australia to perform a one-off show as part of the A Day On The Green series. We’ll be performing a huge show of our original hits, Motown, Jukebox and a whole lot of Christmas songs as well. All of that topped off by being outdoors and being able to enjoy a nice glass of wine (it’s at Rochford Wines – we’ll wait till after the show – promise!), it should be an awesome night.
Well it’s been a super busy past month here in Vegas. We’ve been working hard on refreshing an adding some new songs into the playlist of our Jukebox show at The Venetian. I don’t think any of us predicted how difficult it might be but It certainly has added some fun to the show. One exciting new part to the show we actually get the audience to choose the next song in the show! Keeps us all on our toes and allows the show to really be different every night and just like a real Jukebox.
We also have some exciting news… Our Jukebox show has been nominated for two awards at this year’s Best of Las Vegas and the voting is open right now. All you need to do, is head over to BestofLasVegas.com and follow the steps below:
For those of you living in Oz you may not know but August is a also “back to school“ time in US and my daughter Isabel has just started 2nd grade, and growing up way too fast. Love seeing her get excited about learning new things.
We’ve been getting out and about on TV & radio here in Vegas letting people know the exciting news that our contract at The Venetian has been extended to 2019! Amazing to still be on the strip performing along side some incredible shows and artists in this crazy town. For those of you in Australia don’t get upset cause we’ll still be coming back home as often as we can, watch out for a big announcement coming in the next few weeks, we may be back sooner that you think!!
Hope you’ve all been well and look forward to seeing you at the show soon. Don’t forget to come up a say hi as we come out to say G’day and sign CD’s after every show.
Finally our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods in Texas. We all send our love & prayers to those in need and those who are helping and rescuing others. The damage and clean up is and will continue to be unimaginable. If you would like to donate or help please Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross.
HUMAN NATURE ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY EXTENSION THROUGH MARCH 2019 AS THEY UPDATE THEIR “JUKEBOX” SHOW WITH NEW HIT SONGS AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV, August 14, 2017– 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’s hit show “JUKEBOX” has just been extended at their home in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas with performances now through March 14, 2019. To celebrate, HUMAN NATURE has updated and refreshed their “JUKEBOX” show playlist with new songs beginning August 22, 2017.
“We are so thrilled that we will be calling The Venetian home through March 2019!” said Andrew Tierney of HUMAN NATURE.“The response to ‘JUKEBOX’ and to us as a group of Aussies calling America home has been humbling. We are so thankful to have the support of incredible fans and partners so, to thank them, we are updating our current ‘JUKEBOX’ show with new songs that we know will have everyone dancing in their seats.”
“In addition to new songs such as ‘Be My Baby,’ ‘You Send Me’ and ‘Shout,’ we are also adding a new section to the show,” adds Phil Burton. “We are calling it the ‘Juke Joint’’ – the place where people used to go to hang out and drink, dance and listen to new music. It’s where the name ‘JUKEBOX’ came from – it’ll be cool, intimate and a whole lot of fun!”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to congratulate Andrew, Mike, Toby and Phil on the newest version of HUMAN NATURE ‘JUKEBOX’,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Convention Center. “The band’s ultimate playlist continues to evolve giving our guests a new reason to experience the show time and again.”
“I’m so proud to have introduced HUMAN NATURE to the Las Vegas market more than eight years ago and, am excited that the guys will keep the hits spinning and audiences dancing at The Venetian through March of 2019!” said Adam Steck, founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment and producer of the show.
“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 seven-piece 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.In addition, the group recently filmed their television special, “HUMAN NATURE: JUKEBOX – IN CONCERT FROM THE VENETIAN,” for broadcast on PBS stations in November/December 2017.They are also gearing up for the release of new music with a USA CD and DVD to coincide with their television special.
“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.
HUMAN NATURE “JUKEBOX” plays at The Sands Showroom in the Venetian primarily Tuesday to Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale and start at $49.95 + taxes and fees and VIP options are available. Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo box office or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469. Tickets are also available at HumanNatureLive.com or Venetian.com.
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room. The resort features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center. For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT:
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer Adam Steck, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with six buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2 at MGM Grand, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man at The Paris Hotel, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, The Australian Bee Gees Show at The Excalibur, Divas – Starring Frank Marino at The LINQ, and more. One of SPI’s biggest hits include Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at The Excalibur, one of the longest running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
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. The group, currently in residency at the prestigious The Venetian Las Vegas with their critically acclaimed show JUKEBOX through March 2019, recently celebrated more than 1,500 performances as Las Vegas resident headliners. The foursome is also poised to profile their upcoming PBS television special “HUMAN NATURE: JUKEBOX – IN CONCERT FROM THE VENETIAN” in December 2017, as well as a new CD and DVD project to coincide with the broadcast. 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 (together with an original song) produced by Dave Pierce & Executive Produced by Bob Rock. It will be released in North America during 2017. The group’s thirteenth 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 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.For further information, visit: http://www.humannaturelive.com.Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @HumanNatureLive or on Facebook @HumanNatureBand.
Welcome to the August – hope all of you are enjoying either a not too cold winter or a not too hot summer.
We’re currently all away on our summer holidays to get refreshed to power through to the end of the year – I’m with my family in Cabo San Lucas (we love it there!), Andrew and his family are also in Cabo but stayed a bit further out of town than us, Mike and his girls flew off to the Greek islands (wow!) and Toby took his family northwest up to beautiful Portland and Seattle. From all reports everyone is having a blast so far.
When we’re back we’re going to be working on a number of new changes to the Vegas show and add some new songs and elements. We’re calling the new section of the show the “Juke Joint” – the place where people used to go to hang out and drink, dance and listen to new music. It’s where the name “Jukebox” came from – it’ll be cool, intimate and a whole lot of fun. Come and check it out!
Last month we had the 1-year anniversary of the release of our #1 album “Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Volume II” in Australia – we all remembered how amazing a feeling it was to have the top album in the country. In celebration of the milestone we have actually recorded an acoustic version of Andrew’s original song from the album “Forgive Me Now” – it’s available to watch across all our social media accounts. Hope you enjoy it!
And finally, we have some BIG news coming up for our Aussie fans – might there be a short HN visit home at the end of the year??? Stay tuned to find out!
Cheers everyone – looking forward to seeing you at a Human Nature show again soon!
I really hope June has been a great month in your lives. I chose my Birthday month to be my newsletter month and between the celebrations for that and my first Fathers Day (Yeah, Fathers Day is in June in North America…), it’s been a pretty awesome time for me personally.
The Jukebox Show at the Venetian has been continuing to have great crowds and fun nights of singing and dancing .. we even did our first Youtube live stream (with the camera sideways to make it interesting and more artsy!!!!) and look fwd to doing more of that from our ‘homeground’ throughout the year.
My first Fathers Day was such a blessing and I really can’t fathom how my little Violette can be quite so beautiful and perfect .. I know all you parents out there must feel the same about your little precious ones so i will never forget my first Fathers Day. She really is an amazing gift from God and I’m loving every minute I get with her — I hope you like seeing my overwhelming IG posts of her … if you got it, flaunt it I say :))
Here’s a snap from my La La Land themed Birthday thrown by Isabel. Violette didn’t get the ‘smile… it’s Daddy’s Birthday’ memo.
On another front, we have seen edits now of the PBS special we filmed last month and honestly, I think it’s one of the finest things we have created … it was an intense creative process but we worked with a such a passionate and killer team to film it so it was worth the hours of rehearsals and multi day shoots. It has come out so well that we have decided now to hold off broadcasting it ’til the end of the year here in North America (and Australia soon after we hope) but we will tease bits and pieces across the months leading unto that. Exciting stuff. Also we want to thank the supporters who managed to come to the shows to help be such an incredible audience … look out for yourselves in the crowd shots!!!
It sure is heating up here for Summer in Vegas and apologies for the pasty white legs sticking out of shorts whenever we might post from soundcheck … some of us aren’t the typical ‘bronzed Aussies’ but we’re enjoying the heat and the pool season for sure.
July looks set to be another busy show month and then the 4 of us take a quick break before settling into a creative second half of the year … however in typical Human Nature style of keeping busy, we are currently working on some new elements to our Las Vegas Jukebox residency show – we have so many new songs that we’re creatively working into the show – think of it as as new reason to come back and see us if you’re here in Vegas, from other US states or some of our incredible Australian and international fans that come to Vegas …. More news on this soon but here’s a tip ….. Announcements are only weeks away !
Don’t forget, you can also bag yourself 25% off all tickets to our Jukebox show by adding the following promo code at the checkout – Soc25
Finally, we plan to do lots more online activity ongoing so if you aren’t already following Human Nature – here’s where you can find us – there’s always lots of unique things we are trying – new song performances, small pieces to camera, other posts that hopefully keep you entertained and a part of our HN family and community!
Stay cool (if it’s warm) and warm (if it’s cool) and I look fwd to chatting with you all again next time.
Well it feels like Summer is already upon us here in Las Vegas with temperatures already passing the 100°F (38°C) mark! But it’s not just the weather that is hotting up – our schedule is ramping up to a very busy end of 2017 and early 2018!
We are very excited to announce that we have just filmed a PBS Special of our Jukebox show. It is all based around our Jukebox album that you can get at our shows at The Venetian but we are very excited to let you know that we will be releasing a US album version of Jukebox that you will be able to get elsewhere in the US later this year (stay tuned for more on that).
One of the coolest things about this version of our show is that we relocated to a custom built set in the beautiful Venetian Theater where we were almost completely surrounded by our audience – making it a truly intimate and unique experience for the people there on the night, the viewers at home and certainly for us on stage. And of course we were joined on stage by our awesome band, The Jukebox Allstars and our two beautiful dancers Jami & Antenor.
We’ll keep you up to date with airing information as we get it but you should expect to be able to see it on PBS later in the Summer. After the intense preparation for filming the special, we are all settling back in to our regular schedule in The Sands Showroom and we hope to see many of you throughout June when you come and test your mettle in the desert heat of a Las Vegas Summer – plenty of pools and drinks to help you cope 😉.
As for family life, we have just entered into the interminable Summer holiday!! Three months of filling the kid’s days with activities and fun. It is actually a great time of year and we have so many things we all like doing together (Harvey and Roxane particularly enjoy tipping Daddy off his pool chair when he least expects it!!) . It also gives us the chance to go and visit some family in California on our weekends and we are also planning a trip to Portland and Vancouver later in July when we have a small break.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief update and I look forward to seeing any of you that visit us here in Vegas or those that I see through your TV screens.
As a special thank you to our friends and fans in Las Vegas, we would like to invite YOU to a special TELEVISION TAPING of our Jukebox show on Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th. We would love for you to come be part of the audience in an intimate setting. Let’s make history together as we share together our favorite Jukebox songs. If you want to come along, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details (limited sears available). See you there!
Well this year is flying by already. We had an awesome time last month taking the Jukebox show on Tour – kicking off with a few dates in Florida & finishing off with a great week of shows at the beautiful Niagara Falls ! What a stunning place to hang for a few days.
This month we’re back at The Venetian on our regular Tuesday thru Saturday schedule, we’re excited about adding some new songs into the show & planning something super exciting for the end of the month, hopefully can fill you all in on what it is in the next few weeks.
Personally enjoyed having a few days off after our “ mini Tour” and went to visit some family in Park City, Utah. It’s an incredibly beautiful place, my daughter Isabel tried a day of skiing just before all the snow melted & loved it. No skiing for me unfortunately – I really needed both knees intact 🙂 but did enjoy the scenery.
What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! We’re having an incredible time in Australia, and have already enjoyed some big highlights – including performing at the Sydney Opera House for Australia Day and stopping by to chat with some of our favourite radio and TV hosts. We even took on a rap battle challenge – and won! 😎
The Ultimate Jukebox tour has just kicked off, with a sold-out performance in Geelong and tonight in Melbourne.
We’re very excited to announce that our shows in Brisbane and the Gold Coast are now sold out too, and there’s only a handful of tickets left to our remaining shows. We can’t wait to hit the stage for our second show in Melbourne (with good seats available), before heading to Hobart, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney and Perth.
If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your tickets to the remaining shows on The Ultimate Jukebox Tour, don’t miss out! This brand new two-hour show was specifically curated for our Australian fans, and is bigger, bolder and jam-packed with all the songs that have defined and made Human Nature who we are as performers.
It’s a completely different show, and unlike anything we’ve done before, so we want you to be there!
After The Ultimate Jukebox Tour wraps up, we’ll be heading straight back to The Venetian Las Vegas for our Jukebox shows. The first performance will be on Friday February 24, and the one-year anniversary of the Jukebox show is fast approaching! We already have some special things planned to mark the occasion, so keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime, head to our social media pages to come along on tour with us as we travel right across Australia (and show you all of the backstage fun too)!
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 favourite 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 personalized 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!