Hu­man Na­ture at home

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

UMAN Na­ture are gear­ing up for a new year that in­volves mov­ing and shak­ing on-stage and off.

On the eve of their home­com­ing tour, the Aus­tralian pop vo­cal group have an­nounced their three-year res­i­dency at the Im­pe­rial Palace in Las Ve­gas has come to an end. But the four-piece won’t be mov­ing too far, hav­ing signed on for a two-year res­i­dency at The Vene­tian casino re­sort, in Las Ve­gas.

This week­end, they bring their live show to the Glit­ter Strip for two per­for­mances at Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino.

Hu­man Na­ture will nur­ture fes­tive spir­its with a set list of Christ­mas favourites in­clud­ing White Christ­mas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Silent Night. They’ll also per­form their pop­u­lar ver­sions of soul­ful Motown hits in­clud­ing Reach Out, Danc­ing In The Street and Stop In The Name Of Love and the orig­i­nal songs that made Aus­tralia first fall in love with their smooth vo­cals more than 20 years ago.

Toby Allen says Hu­man Na­ture have en­joyed liv­ing and work­ing in Ve­gas.

‘‘I find it less tir­ing, the fact that we’re liv­ing in the town that we’re work­ing in,’’ he says.

‘‘We work more of­ten, but you’re not do­ing so much travel. And it’s ex­cit­ing be­ing there be­cause it’s such a mas­sive melt­ing pot of en­ter­tain­ment. ‘‘It’s great to be part of that mix.’’ The chart-top­ping quar­tet – Allen, An­drew Tier­ney, Mike Tier­ney and Phil Bur­ton – have en­joyed a suc­cess­ful 23-year ca­reer which spans nine al­bums.

Hu­man Na­ture have opened for Ce­line Dion and Michael Jack­son and be­came the first Aus­tralian group to have a res­i­dent show on the Ve­gas strip.

In the home­com­ing shows the quar­tet per­form with a sym­phony orches­tra, a for­mat they’ve worked in on pre­vi­ous Aus­tralian tours.

‘‘We’ve done or­ches­tral shows be­fore and it’s such a great ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ Tier­ney says.

‘‘Although it gets to the point where you think it would be great to do ev­ery show with a sym­phony orches­tra.’’

Hu­man Na­ture play their only Queens­land shows at Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are $119.

Hu­man Na­ture are home for Christ­mas

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