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 Greensboro, NC native and 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 a MA and BA in Acting.
National touring has included shows at the House of Blues Los Angeles, CA before it closed, the main stage of Rockapalooza in Jackson, MI, their debut at SXSW & Heart of Texas Music Festival in Austin, TX, Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, VA, Paramount Theatre for the Los Angeles Music Awards, The Roxy and Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood, CA, headlining Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC, the main stage of Megaton Music Festival in Toledo, OH, 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 with such bands as Lacuna Coil, Gemini Syndrome, Zach Myers of Shinedown, In This Moment, Saliva, Upon A Burning Body, 12 Stones, Butcher Babies, HedPE, Mushroomhead, Eve To Adam, Versa, Hurt, Candlebox, Taproot, Straight Line Stitch, Adam Gontier, Blue Felix, American Head Charge, Eye Empire, Psykotribe, Bobaflex and many more.
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" has been 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 showcased at a plethora of 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 finishing up their second full length concept album, entitled “11:11”. With countless U.S. national tours under their belt, they added touring Canada to the list and hope to span their travel worldwide.
2019 PRODUCER’S CHOICE HONORS - F.A.M.E. AWARD - Outstanding Female Singer Songwriter 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