DREAMKILLER is a nationally touring melodic hard rock band that presents elements of soulful melodies, jazzy harmonies, catchy rock hooks and prides themselves on colorful lyrics that include positive themes of strength, perseverance, conquering your fears head-on, as well as pushing with no limits to accomplish your goals.
The band was founded in 2004 by triple threat, Christy Johnson, [2010 Los Angeles Music Awards NATIONAL FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMER OF THE YEAR; 2013 International Music & Entertainment Awards ROCK FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR] who has been featured in such films as “Tobe Hooper’s Mortuary“, “National Lampoon’s Pucked“, and is starring as Judy Hartley in the upcoming re-imagining, “Night of The Living Dead: Genesis”. Involved in arts her entire life, Christy holds an MA and BA in Acting. On lead guitar and backing vocals is seasoned industry veteran, Scott LaFlamme, of Springfield, MA. Scott is most known for his work as the lead guitarist for a national act, “Bang Tango“, with whom he toured from 2010 – 2014, as well as “Randy Rhoads Remembered” tribute events. Touring extensively for over 20 years, and praised for his extensive knowledge of intricate musical theory, Scott spearheads LMI Studio (LaFlamme Music Instruction), where he educates students in technique and theory for guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, and songwriting. He is endorsed by InTune Guitar Picks, Gibson & Spector Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Flying V Leather Accessories, and Rock N’ Roll Gangstar Clothing. Chaise Elliott is a veteran of the Memphis, TN hard rock and metal music scene. With over 14 years of experience on guitar and bass, he is a multi-talented asset to Dreamkiller. On bass and backing vocals is Jason Cornwell (Boston Bassman), who is most known for playing in “Mr. Big’s Eric Martin” as well as countless tours with bands such as “Dokken“. He is currently endorsed by Brubaker Basses, SIT Strings, Ernie Ball, Vivid Amps, and most recently EBS Professional Bass Equipment. Derrick Pontier, from Huntington Beach, CA is a world touring drummer who is most known for playing with Great White, Jack Russell’s Great White, C.C. Deville’s Samantha 7, and Stryper’s Oz Fox. Playing drums for over 30 years, he has toured the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Singapore and more.
Touring in 2015 included shows at the House of Blues Los Angeles, CA before it closed, their debut at SXSW & Heart of Texas Music Festival in Austin, TX, headlining Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC, several events at the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, TN, premiering Tim Owens’ Traveler’s Tavern in Akron, OH as the first headliner since their makeover on “Bar Rescue“, SMACK Fest in Auburn, NY, KOHL Fest in Reading PA, Pappy Z’s Farm Fest in Negley, OH, the 7th Annual Amory Railroad Festival in Amory, MS, Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase Pre-Party in St. Petersburg, FL and playing live on the air at Face the Music STL/1380 The X in St. Louis, MO. Dreamkiller has shared the stage in 2015 with such bands as Gemini Syndrome, Upon A Burning Body, 12 Stones, Butcher Babies, Saliva, EVE TO ADAM, Blue Felix, Artifas, The Maension, Bridge To Grace, Wayland, American Head Charge, Super bob, Psykotribe and Bobaflex.
Music from Dreamkiller has received placement in 12 different films so far, many of which have been released worldwide and have won numerous awards. Notably, their single “Absolution” is currently being utilized in “Monster Jam” experiences globally and their track “Lyrik’s Battle” was named as #7 of the Top 10 Most Requested Tracks of 2012 on the nationally syndicated FM/internet broadcast Rock Solid Pressure Show. Along with receiving numerous accolades, they have played the main stage of Rockapalooza, Megaton, KOHL Fest, performed at the Vans Warped Tour, SXSW & Heart of Texas Music Festival, showcased at numerous music conferences and tour nationally in support of their full-length concept album “Sleepless Dreams“. Additionally, they have released singles that were mixed by Grammy award winning producer, Toby Wright, “Absolution” and “Love vs. Dreams”. Dreamkiller is currently working on their second full-length concept album, entitled “11:11”. With numerous U.S. national tours under their belt, they are now also touring Canada and pursuing their plan to span their travel worldwide.
2015 UNCG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Young Alumni Award Recipient 2013 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS – Rock Female Vocalist of The Year 2012 Top 10 Most Requested Tracks of The Year – Rock Solid Pressure Nationally Syndicated FM Broadcast 2012/2011/2009 QUEEN CITY AWARDS – Rock Artist: Female 2011 INDEPENDENT ARTIST MUSIC AWARDS – Best Rock Band 2011 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS – Debut Music Video of The Year [Watch This] 2011 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS – Rock Single & Rock Album of The Year Nominee 2010 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS – National Female Vocal Performer of The Year 2009 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS – Rock Band of The Year 2009 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS – Rock Artist: Female.
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