Phil Burton

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Phil Burton
Birth name Phillip Andrew Burton
Born (1974-03-13) 13 March 1974 (age 44)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres pop
vocal Group
Occupation(s) musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1989–present
Labels Sony
Associated acts Human Nature
John Farnham
Website Official Site

Phillip Andrew "Phil" Burton (born 13 March 1974) is a member of the Australian pop vocal band Human Nature with Toby Allen, Andrew Tierney and his brother Michael Tierney since 1989.

With Human Nature, he has won an ARIA Music Award for Reach Out - The Motown Album.


Phil Burton grew up in Sydney, New South Wales and studied at Hurlstone Agricultural High School where he met Toby Allen and Andrew Tierney. The three were in the same year level and worked in the school productions of Godspell and Grease.[1] They formed a band named, 4Trax, and performed for the first time in 1989 at a schools' combined concert singing "Earth Angel".[2][3]

With Human Nature, Burton has won a 'Highest Selling Album' ARIA Music Award for Reach Out - The Motown Album im 2006. As from 2009, the band has had 16 ARIA nominations.[4] During 2009, the band performed in Las Vegas at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. They returned to Australia in November and performed with Smokey Robinson at the Wyndham Estate in the Hunter Region in December.[5]

Burton is married to Justine, they live in Belrose, New South Wales with their child, Willow Arabella, who was born on (2008-07-30) 30 July 2008 (age 9).[5]


  1. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "Human Nature". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ McFarlane 'Human Nature' entry. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  3. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Human Nature[permanent dead link] entry. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  4. ^ "ARIA Awards 2009: History: Winners by Artist: Human Nature". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Simons, Polly (12 November 2009). "Human Nature are as big as it gets in Vegas". The Manly Daily. News Community Media (News Corporation). Retrieved 6 June 2010. 


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