Smokey Robinson Brings Australia’s Most Popular Vocal Group, Human Nature, to Imperial Palace

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Australia’s most popular vocal group Human Nature has signed a one year deal to headline at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas beginning on May 23, 2009.   Smokey Robinson (pictured above)  introduced them today at a press conference and performance (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The show, entitled “Smokey Robinson Presents Australia’s Human Nature ­ The Ultimate Celebration of Motown”, will showcase the distinctive, dynamic harmonies of members Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney and Michael Tierney as they perform Motown’s greatest hits.

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

“I was so impressed with the group when I saw them perform that I knew they would be a huge success,” said Motown legend Smokey Robinson.

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Known for their outstanding concert and stage performances, Human Nature has opened for superstars Celine Dion and Michael Jackson and will bring their energy to the newly remodeled, 653-seat Imperial Palace Showroom. Celine Dion said the members of Human Nature are “wonderful vocalists who really know how to entertain a crowd.” Michael Jackson raved, “Human Nature is amazing!”

Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

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“Human Nature has certainly proven that they have the talent to perform with some of the biggest names in the music business and we are excited to bring them to a Las Vegas stage,” said Don Marrandino, President of Imperial Palace. “The Imperial Palace Showroom has been upgraded with a top-of-the-line sound system that will really highlight the guys’ incredible voices.”

Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

In addition to the new sound system, “Smokey Robinson Presents Australia’s Human Nature ­ The Ultimate Celebration of Motown” will feature a state of the art set designed by David Rudder, Human Nature’s longtime creative and technical director. The show also boasts light design by Yves Aucoin, who also designed the lights for Celine Dion “A New Day” and Cirque du Soleil “Love”. The four singers are backed by a talented live band.

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Formed as a doo-wop band in 1989 in Sydney, Human Nature signed to Sony Music in 1994 and released their debut album “Telling Everybody” in 1995. The CD was an instant smash, selling 4x platinum and in the process going on to become the most successful debut album ever released in Australia. In 2008 they released their fourth consecutive No. 1 album in Australia entitled “A Symphony of Hits.” Human Nature will release their debut American CD later this year.

Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Human Nature has had 17 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits in Australia since 1996. The band’s albums have all gone multi-platinum in Australia and have been successful on international charts. Human Nature had the honor of performing the Australian National Anthem at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Smokey Robinson at the Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

“Smokey Robinson Presents Australia’s Human Nature ­ The Ultimate Celebration of Motown” is produced by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, who also produces the hit shows “Thunder From Down Under”, comedy icon “Louie Anderson” and “American Storm”. The show performs six nights a week (dark Friday) at 8:00 p.m. in the Imperial Palace Showroom. Tickets are $49.95 (plus tax and fees) and VIP $59.95 (plus tax and fees) and can be purchased by calling (888) 777-7664 or online at www.imperialpalace.com.

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Smokey Robinson and Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Human Nature at the Imperial Palace
Human Nature at the Imperial Palace

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com