Christian Burns

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Christian Burns
Birth name Christian Anthony Burns
Born (1974-01-18) January 18, 1974 (age 40)
Wigan, England
Genres Pop, pop rock, trance, house, alternative rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, acoustic/electric guitar
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts BBMak, The Bleach Works, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, BT
Website Official Website

Christian Anthony Burns (born January 18, 1974[1]) is an English musician and the son of Tony Burns of The Signs, a Liverpool-based rock band signed to Decca Records in the 1960s.

Career[edit]

Burns was a member of the popular British band BBMak, along with Mark Barry and Stephen McNally. The group sold nearly three million albums worldwide and had a top 5 single with "Back Here", in the UK. In the United States, "Back Here" reached number 1 in the charts and received heavy video play on MTV and TRL.

In 2003, the band broke up, and all the members went on to pursue solo careers. Since then Burns has been collaborating with other artists and dance projects. In 2007, he worked with Tiësto on the track "In the Dark", for the album Elements of Life. He collaborated with Tiësto again on the track entitled "Power of You", where Tiësto used the alias Allure.

He has also collaborated with Benny Benassi, on the song "Love and Motion", and American singer Jes Brieden on the song "As We Collide".

He is featured heavily on BT's 2010 album These Hopeful Machines, co-writing the songs "Suddenly", "The Emergency", and "Forget Me". He provides lead vocals on "Suddenly" and backing vocals on "The Emergency" and "Forget Me".

He also collaborated with Richard Durand on "Night & Day", and with Armin van Buuren on "This Light Between Us", taken from his album Mirage. Other collaborations include tracks by Matt Darey, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Dirty South.

Burns' debut solo album is called Simple Modern Answers and was released on October 25, 2013.[2][3]

In 2012, Burns began a collaboration with electronic musician BT on a single entitled "All Hail the Silence", eventually leading to a full studio album in the late summer or fall of 2012, but was postponed until after both are done with their solo albums.[4] "All Hail the Silence" and the subsequent album are notable in that they were created using analog synthesizers without the aid of a computer.[5]

Discography[edit]

For the Christian Burns discography with BBMak see BBMak Discography.

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist

Date Song Chart Positions Album
UK
Jul 2, 2012 "Bullet" (Christian Burns & Stefan Dabruck) - Simple Modern Answers
Oct 29, 2012 "As We Collide" (Christian Burns, Paul Oakenfold & Jes) -
Feb 25, 2013 "Perfectly" (Christian Burns with Maison & Dragen) -
Apr 19, 2013 "One Thousand Suns" (Christian Burns with Chicane and Ferry Corsten) -
Sep 2, 2013 "We Are Tonight" (Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk) -
Mar 24, 2014 "Frozen Heart (Big Room Mix)" (Christian Burns & Marco V) -

As featured artist

Date Song Chart Positions Album
UK
Apr 16, 2007 "In the Dark" (Tiësto featuring Christian Burns) 133 Elements of Life
Sep 29, 2008 "Something About You" (Inhaler featuring Christian Burns) - Non-album single
Nov 22, 2008 "Power of You" (Allure featuring Christian Burns) - In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia
Jan 12, 2010 "Suddenly" (BT featuring Christian Burns) - These Hopeful Machines
Aug 2, 2010 "Night & Day" (Richard Durand featuring Christian Burns) - Wide Awake
Jun 14, 2010 "Forget Me" (BT featuring Christian Burns) - These Hopeful Machines
Sep 28, 2010 "The Emergency" (BT featuring Christian Burns) - These Hopeful Machines
Nov 12, 2010 "This Light Between Us" (Armin van Buuren featuring Christian Burns) - Mirage, Simple Modern Answers
Feb 28, 2011 "Tokyo Cries" (Glenn Morrison featuring Christian Burns) - Non-album single
Sep 12, 2011 "On the Wire" (Allure featuring Christian Burns) - Kiss from the Past
Mar 13, 2012 "Silver Splits the Blue" (Manufactured Superstars & Jeziel Quintela featuring Christian Burns) - Non-album single
May 26, 2014 "Still In Love" (Bobina featuring Christian Burns) - Non-album single
Aug 11, 2014 "Paralyzed" (BT and Tritonal featuring Christian Burns) - Non-album single

Other appearances

Date Song Album
May 27, 2008 "Love and Motion" (Benny Benassi featuring Christian Burns) Rock 'n' Rave
Jun 17, 2011 "Neon Hero" (Armin van Buuren featuring Christian Burns) Mirage – The Remixes
Mar 7, 2012 "Looking Glass" (All Hail the Silence - a collaboration between Christian Burns and BT) N/A - free download
Aug 16, 2013 "Love Divine" (BT, Stefan Dabruck and Christian Burns) A Song Across Wires
May 30, 2014 "Miracles" (Andrew Rayel featuring Christian Burns) Find Your Harmony
Jun 16, 2014 "Shimmer" (Tiësto featuring Christian Burns) A Town Called Paradise
Jul 11, 2014 "Only Sky" (Conjure One featuring Christian Burns) Armada Lounge, Vol. 7

The Bleachworks

  • Oct 12, 2009 - "Gravity"
  • Mar 4, 2010 - "Breakdown" (free download)
  • Sep 9, 2010 - "Save This City" (as Phonic Funk featuring The Bleachworks)
  • Apr 11, 2011 - "It's Ok" (as Jason Herd featuring The Bleachworks)

Soundtracks

  • Dec 30, 2005 - Sky High - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
  • Nov 21, 2006 - Little Athens - "Tranquilized" (Inhaler featuring Christian Burns)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (18 January 2007). "Today in History - Jan. 18". msnbc.com. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Christian Burns announces debut album". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "CHRISTIAN BURNS 'Simple Modern Answers' Now in Pre-Order". Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Looking Glass - All Hail the Silence". I Can Give You House. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Burns, Christian. "Christian Burns Homepage". Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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