Note: Now playing at the Venetian
Human Nature is playing in the newly named "Human Nature Theatre" at the Imperial Palace.
Human Nature is an Australian vocal pop group that sings the hits of Motown. With the
endorsement of Smoky
the group has just successfully celebrated their one-year anniversary and has signed on for an
two-year run. The songbook of Motown seems to be a perfect vehicle for this quartet of
seems impossible to not like what you see and hear.
There is an obvious oddity with this group...it seems almost sacrilegious to have four white
Australia singing the hits of Motown. If it weren't for the endorsement of Smoky Robinson,
acceptance would be much harder to sell, and even with that, there is a part of some people
that want to
dislike this group before they even step inside the door. Not only is Motown almost solely
ethnically, but it is also one of the truly American products and contributions to music that
As soon as we hear the group, though...we realize that this is just great music being performed
singers, and all of that other nonsense really is just nonsense.
Andrew Tierney, Michael Tierney, Toby Allen, and Phil Burton comprise this group that actually
together originally as a doo-wop band over twenty years ago when they were all in school
Sydney. They were exceedingly successful as a boy band and racked up 17 Top 40 hits and five
Top 10 hits
in Australia, and their albums all went multi-platinum.
As the "boys" outgrew their original teen market, as well as outgrowing the moniker of being
decided to pay tribute to the music that influenced them from the very beginning, and released
of Motown hits in 2005. This brought them new success in an entirely new market. Human Nature
for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson on their Australian tours, and they also caught the
Human Nature came to the Imperial Palace in May 2009, and have delighted audiences ever since.
deal keeps them here until 2012, with dates left open for abbreviated tours.
The show is just a masterpiece of music...the harmonies, the rhythms, the singing, it is just
and it is accented by terrific and tight choreography, and of course the band that backs the
makes a huge difference.
It is also refreshing...when you hear Human Nature, you realize what an impact that the music
has made on a global level. That piece of American culture that has permeated beyond the
borders and has
positively affected the people of this world. It is a great show, and a fitting celebration of
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