Tim Burton (musician)

Tim Burton (Musician)

Tim Burton (musician)

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Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton (born John Timothy Burton in 1964) is a saxophonist for the band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Burton grew up on Martha's Vineyard with two brothers, Steve and Sledge. His father was a minister and his mother was an art teacher. Tim attended Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, he and some friends formed a band that eventually became the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

At some point he was tagged with the nickname Johnny Vegas. "When we started we were really young, but I was a few years older than some of the guys in the band," said Burton. "I used to go to the horsetrack, and I drove an Oldsmobile, played golf. And they thought those kinds of activities were pretty funny. It was pretty un-punk. So they just tagged me with Johnny Vegas."

Burton married Kristie Lassiter in Las Vegas in 2002 and they moved to Hollywood, California. In 2005, they relocated to Jacksonville Beach, FL along with his stepson, Noah. Tim continues to work on films, the latest being The Year of Getting to Know Us and HBO's Recount.

Burton is also an avid boater and began volunteering at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville during the Bosstones 2004-2006 hiatus. As a volunteer member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Burton was trained to monitor communications radio traffic on the Coast Guard's local channel. At the...
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