Alexander Burnett (also known as Alex Burnett) is an East London based singer, songwriter and producer.
He works across diverse genres and sounds, and is best known for his collaborations with varied major artists from around the world including: DJ Snake, Hayden James, Alison Wonderland, George Maple, Thelma Plum, Hudson Taylor, The Kaiser Chiefs, Betsy, Huntar, Elderbrook, Japanese Wallpaper, Tieks and Flight Facilities… amongst many others.
Originally from Sydney Australia, he was initially known as being the brainchild and front man of alternative pop band, Sparkadia.
Born in Australia, Alex cut his teeth as a classically trained instrumentalist and chorister in the cathedral choirs of Sydney.
Having been drawn away from that world by guitar riffs and drum machines, he started his first band, The Spark. After a year of non stop touring Australia, in 2006 they were picked up by Ark Recordings in the UK and Ivy League records in Australia and became Sparkadia.
Their debut album, “Postcards” was recorded and produced by Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, Doves, Depeche Mode, The Maccabees) in South London in 2007. The album achieved Gold sales in Australia and spawned the hit single, “Jealousy” that placed in #79 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of the following year. Sparkadia toured internationally, including appearances at many of the European summer festivals including Glastonbury and T In The Park.
As bandmembers went on to other pursuits, Alex took the reins and Sparkadia forged forward as a solo venture. In 2010 Alex made the sophomore album “The Great Impression” in East London with Mark “Tieks” Tieku on co-production duties. “The Great Impression” debuted at #8 on the ARIA charts, also achieving Gold sales. The three singles from the album, “Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs”, “China” and “Mary” all placed in the Hottest 100 of the following year.
More at Sparkadia’s official website.
COLLABORATIVE & PRODUCTION WORK
Having found success in Australia, Alex made the decision to move to London and diversify his music output. In 2013, Alex formed Baxter & Boston, a UK based production company. The Baxter & Boston team have worked on the majority of his key collaborations and releases from inception up to the present day.
His most notable collaborations include tracks with: DJ Snake, Hayden James, Alison Wonderland, George Maple, Thelma Plum, Hudson Taylor, The Kaiser Chiefs, Motez, Betsy, Huntar, Elderbrook, Japanese Wallpaper, Tieks and Flight Facilities.
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
Through the East London music network, Alex met Anita Blay, formally known as Cocknbullkid and formed electronic outfit Antony & Cleopatra in 2014.
The duo have since gone on to find success in the UK, Germany and Australia, signing to Dew Process and Island Records in the UK.
They have lent their songwriting and vocal talents to artists such as Motez (“The Future” on 16M+ Spotify streams) and Jaded + Black Caviar (“Slippin” signed to Don Diablo’s label Hexagon), Lancelot, and more.
Their debut EP “Hurt Like Hell” was released in 2018, and the track “Why Don’t You Just Call Me” was released in April 2019 to widespread critical acclaim.