Human Nature has quite the repertoire
Who would have thought four Aussies would be the ones to bring the sounds of Motown to the Las Vegas Strip? Australian singing sensations Human Nature have been dominating the Vegas music scene for a decade now, delivering their tight harmonies and octave-jumping ranges as Strip headliners.
To celebrate 10 years on the Strip, Human Nature is retooling their show and getting back to their Motown roots. They’re honoring Motown’s 60th anniversary with an updated, energetic new production called Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More.
Human Nature’s first big splash in the Vegas scene a decade ago began with the support of the legendary Smokey Robinson. Next, they spiced things up with a jukebox-style show spanning many genres, including their Aussie boy band roots. This new show takes the best elements of previous productions and rolls them into one new and exciting show.
They have more than a dozen albums under their belts and as they reach this decade milestone of performing in Vegas, the group already has a lot to celebrate. Human Nature recently announced their contract extension at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas through March 2022, giving them even more reason to hit the high notes.
Smokey Robinson said it best when he said, “They are vocalists who truly know how to entertain.” It’s not just a concert; it’s a performance in every aspect of the word. This quartet of crooners turns on the charm and turns up the energy as they crank out everything from Motown mainstays like “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “Uptight,” “Runaround Sue” and “Dancing in the Street,” to soulful favorites like “Under the Boardwalk.”
The foursome consists of brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, as well as Toby Allen and Phil Burton. They cover the high and low ends of both the music staff and the growth charts. Don’t pick on Michael just because he’s the shortest of the bunch. He’s certainly long on talent. OK, you can pick on him a little. His bandmates sure do … to very amusing results. Each group member gets similar ribbing as Michael does, but each also has his turn in the spotlight.
From Toby’s insanely low notes to the Tierney’s falsettos, Human Nature will impress you from every angle. Showmanship is the magical quality Human Nature possesses, which has allowed them to experience such career longevity. What began 30 years ago feels as fun now as it did when they were a trendy boy band back in the early 2000s. They literally dance across the line between respecting the classic vibe of the distinctive Motown sound and putting their own spin on it.
Speaking of dancing, the quartet busts out their best moves, making audiences swoon with their fancy footwork and sharp matching suits. Not everyone can pull off hot pink blazers but leave it to Human Nature to crush that, too.
They’re keeping it fresh in their newest show, paying homage to the Motown genre that put them on the map, plus all the other influences that helped create their signature sound. From the opening to the closing note, it’s a nonstop party you won’t want to leave.
The Venetian, 7 p.m. Tues.-Sat., starting at $55.51 plus tax and fee. 702.414.9000