Leaving behind the glitz and glamour of their successful Las Vegas shows for the holidays, Human Nature will be bringing some Christmas cheer and an album the group is really proud of, according to member Andrew Tierney.
“Ever since we got together, we always sung Christmas Carols. One of the first things we ever did as a group was busk on the streets of Sydney to try and make enough money to go and buy Big Macs. All through our career we’ve always done Christmas songs at Christmas time because it suits our harmonies and we thought it was really time to put together our own songbook for fans and also to make what we thought was a really great Christmas album to stand the test of time, and I feel really proud of the one we’ve made,” Andrew said.
Produced by Grammy award winner Harvey Mason Junior, Human Nature – The Christmas Album also features vocals by Motown legend Smokey Robinson, and Australia’s own legend in the making Jessica Mauboy.
“It was so cute because her sisters were big fans of ours so she grew up listening to us and singing along to all our records,” Andrew said of Jessica featuring on Sleigh Ride. “She was so excited when we asked her and we were thrilled she could be a part of it because she’s become such a great artist in Australia and it suits the song we did because it’s a cute, flirty little song and she sounds great.”
Showcasing their Christmas album at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre on Thursday 19 December, Human Nature will also be performing hits from their earlier albums, the Motown songs they’ve become renowned for, and even an original Christmas song.
“On this album, for the first time since the Motown records, we’ve got an original song which we think our fans will really love called Christmas Without You. This is a song I’ve written and I think it will be fun doing it in the show and add a unique Human Nature song to the Christmas list; and whet their appetite for a new album,” Andrew said.
After the whirlwind Christmas tour the group, who can boast five number one albums, will be heading back to The Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip to continue with their popular show Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show, and record some new music.
“Recording the Christmas album got us back in the studio, so we feel good about recording again and want to start making some new albums. This album is one of the best we’ve ever made so we feel really inspired to keep going and as long as we’re having fun we’ll keep making music,” Andrew said.
With the promise of new music, some old favourites and possibly some snow, Human Nature’s homecoming will be a Christmas to remember.
Tickets for Human Nature – The Christmas Tour are available through bass.net.au or 131 246 and The Christmas Album is available in stores and on iTunes.