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Phil Burton Biography – Phil Burton Wiki
Phil Burton is an Australian singer and member of the pop vocal group Human Nature. The multi-talented singer, arranger, live performer and media personality has been a substantial presence in the entertainment industry both in Australia and internationally for over three decades.
Human Nature’s illustrious career has seen them release 13 studio albums which have yielded 27 platinum awards, 19 top 40 singles, five top 10 worldwide hits, and album sales in excess of 2.5 million in Australia alone.
They were honoured in 2019 with induction into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall Of Fame, and in the same year were each awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for services to charity, entertainment and the arts.
These days along with ongoing Human Nature touring stints he is turning his hand to the many aspects of the entertainment industry in which he has a wealth of experience – from radio, TV and live event hosting, to musical direction and arrangement, musical theatre performances, and of course his own sensational solo shows.
Phil Burton Age
He was born Phillip Andrew Burton on 13 March 1974 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Phil Burton Wife
Is Phil Burton married? He is married to Justine Smith.
Phil Burton Family
Phil Burton and his wife, Justine Smith, have two children; Willow Burton and Xavier Burton. Willow and Xavier have inherited their father’s love of music, with Willow into musical theatre, and Xavier playing drums.
Phil Burton Dancing with the Stars
On 23 July 2023, Human Nature singer Phil Burton was crowned the winner of Dancing With The Stars 2023, taking home the glittering Mirror Ball Trophy, and was awarded $20,000 for his chosen charity, NSW Police Legacy.
In a closely fought contest, Phil and partner Ash-Leigh Hunter found themselves in first place for their Motown moves to Wilson Pickett’s Land of 1000 Dances, alongside Home and Away actor Emily Weir and her partner Lyu Masuda who performed a Spice Girls inspired Salsa.
Actors Virginia Gay and Christie Whelan-Browne, comedian Mary Coustas and singer Paulini gave it their all to impress the judges with their own freestyle dances but fell short of Burton and Weir, who both scored 39 from the panel.
Why did you sign up to Dancing With The Stars?
I’ve always thought of Dancing With The Stars as a really entertaining TV show. For me it stands out because people are being taken out of their comfort zone but also exploring their talent in a field they may have never tried. It’s a great challenge to be able to test yourself.
Do you have any previous injuries that you need to consider?
I had a bulging disc in my back about 10 years ago. It hasn’t bothered me for a long time so I’m hoping it doesn’t decide to make a fresh appearance during a lift.
How do you think you’ll cope with the criticism of the judges?
Having never ballroom danced before, I’m fully prepared that I’ll be dragged across the coals for my form and posture at some point. As long as I make sure they can never tell me I wasn’t trying hard enough, I’ll be okay with whatever else they throw at me. Bring it on!
Do you have any fun dancing anecdotes?
During one of our Vegas shows I once went down into a kind of squat and then spent the next 10 seconds slipping and stumbling trying to get up. I ended up flat on my back. I don’t know if the audience noticed but the band sure did. They almost couldn’t continue playing with how hard they were laughing.
What’s something that we don’t know about you that might surprise your fans?
I’m a bit of a demon at trivia. It helped me win Celebrity Mastermind last year and in 2006 I was officially crowned Australia’s Brainiest Musician by none other than Sandra Sully. For some reason my head seems to be full of useless information, so if you’re looking for a teammate at the pub, I’m your man!
What song always gets you up on the dance floor?
In my younger clubbing days I used to regularly visit Q Bar in Sydney. Every time I went I would request the DJ play Raspberry Beret by Prince. I got so predictable that eventually he would see me enter the club and spin it without me asking.
Who’s your biggest threat to win the show?
In my eyes the favourite to win the show would probably be Christie Whelan Browne. She has a lot of experience in musical theatre, and movement and dance are a big part of that. I wouldn’t be surprised if she looks the goods from the very first steps.
Phil Burton Net Worth
Singer Phil Burton’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Phil Burton’s Instagram handle is @philburtonofficial.