NATURE IN 25 YEARS OF TUNES
From a fresh-faced high school band to earning a resident spot on the Las Vegas Strip, Australia’s worldfamous Human Nature have continued their rise as they celebrate 25 years together.
The four friends, who are touring their latest album Jukebox, have clocked up some serious numbers since they began a quarter of a century ago.
For Andrew Tierney, Phil Burton, Michael Tierney and Toby Allen, their 3000 shows include more than 70,000 songs sung in front of up to 500,000 people.
Tierney says it was an amazing feat to think about when looking at the stats.
“It was a hobby and it turned into a career, so it’s just crazy the way the numbers stack up,” he says.
“I can remember our very first interview. We were so young and nervous, stumbling over our words. Now that has just become part of the game.”
Tierney says it is the bond between group members that has kept them together.
“You do get tired with the long days and having to spend time away from the family,” he says. “But we’re really good friends. It’s the basis for why we’re still together today.”
From making their debut representing Hurlstone Agricultural High School at the Bankstown Town Hall in 1989 to landing residences at luxury hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, Tierney says it has been an incredible ride.
“That move to Vegas was one of the major things that stands out for me,” he says.
“But the strength we show together is something that I’m most proud of.”
Band member Toby Allen says their residency at The Venetian, in Vegas, has made the group a well-oiled machine.
“We are working together better than we ever have,” he says.
Andrew Tierney from Human Nature.