Christian Anthony Burns (born 18 January 1974) 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.
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 electronic musician 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 25 October 2013.
In 2012, Burns began a collaboration with BT on a single entitled "All Hail the Silence", eventually leading to a full studio album initially set for release in the late summer or fall of 2012, but was postponed until after both are done with their solo albums. "All Hail the Silence" and the subsequent album are notable in that they were created using analog synthesizers without the aid of a computer. On 21 July 2014, Transeau and Burns announced that their band would be touring with Erasure in the fall of 2014 for the album The Violet Flame.
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