Human Nature celebrating 30 years together with Little More Love tour at RAC Arena

Human Nature l to r: Toby Allen, Michael Tierney, Phil Burton and Andrew Tierney.
Human Nature l to r: Toby Allen, Michael Tierney, Phil Burton and Andrew Tierney.

HUMAN Nature’s decision to take up a Motown-themed headline residency in Las Vegas was not only a wonderful career opportunity in the US but proved successful for their career in Australia too.

“It was a big decision at the time and looking back on it, it was life changing,” vocal group member Andrew Tierney said.

“We were younger, just turned 30 and at a point in our career where we were wondering what was next? This was an opportunity to take on so we all, with our families, decided this was something we would do together.

“We went to the land of gambling but our gamble was on the show and not on the tables. It has paid off and not just financially but career-wise and passion-wise; it’s been an amazing journey.”

Tierney with his brother Michael, Phil Burton and Toby Allen have been based in Las Vegas for 10 years and will celebrate 30 years together in 2019 with their Little More Love tour, following the release of latest album Romance of the Jukebox.

The album covers the great love songs of the jukebox era from Love Train and Crazy Love to All You Need Is Love and original song Little More Love.

Tierney, father to two-year-old daughter Violette with wife Heather, said the secret to their longevity was a lack of ego.

“We all respect how unique we are as a group so none of us has ever got to a point where they think they don’t need the other guys and could do their own thing,” he said.

“It’s the four that makes us really special.”

When asked if he had any regrets over the years, Tierney said his biggest was probably fighting their boy band label.

“I probably would have accepted more openly that we were a boy band back in the day,” he said.

“Looking back on our videos, it will always be a genre of music that people will like and others will like to poke fun at.

“It didn’t hurt us but we spent a lot of energy fighting against it.”

Fans will get to enjoy “a little bit of everything” during the tour with a Human Nature trip down memory lane.

“Thirtyyears is just another milestone, we’re all still together and having fun,” Tierney said. “It’s not the end.”

Community News has 20 double passes to give away to Human Nature’s Little More Love tour at RAC Arena on May 4.

Enter here by 10am on Friday, November 30.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Human Nature’s Little More Love tour

Where: RAC Arena

When: May 4

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au