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. 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 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. 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 recognized 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.
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" 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 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 are now also touring Canada and plan to span their travel worldwide.
*Dreamkiller is officially Dreamkiller, LLC and member of ASCAP
*National Sponsored Tours: 2015 Rock Rage Radio Calendar Search Tour; 2015 This Is Bigger Than You & I Tour; 2015 New Horizons Tour; 2015 Never Say Die Tour
*Music by Dreamkiller has been featured in the films: "Night of The Living Dead: Genesis", “Someday”, "Eyeborgs", "Children of Abraham", "SUPERPOWER", "Hardly Beloved", "The Gospel According To Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus", "Hellphone", "Rotkäppchen: Blood of Red Riding Hood", "In The Devil's Courthouse", "Amazon Avengers", "Athena"
*Featured on the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards Compilation CD, 2010 Millennium Music Conference 15 Compilation CD, & soundtrack album for "Rotkäppchen: Blood of Red Riding Hood"
*Performed on the main stage of Megaton 2014 alongside Mushroomhead and Rockapalooza 2013 alongside Candlebox, Mushroomhead, Saliva, Adam Gontier, Taproot, 12 Stones, Smile Empty Soul, Hurt, (Hed) P.E., Psychostick
*Featured in 2012 eBook "Your Band Is A Virus" Extended Version by James Moore
*Christy performed, presented and was awarded National Female Vocal Performer of The Year at the 20th Annual LA Music Awards
*Toured Los Angeles on their 2011 "Cali-ForYa Tour" & 2010 "California Dreaming Tour"
*Performed at the 14th - 18th Annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA
*Performed at the 2009 Vans Warped Tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - VA Beach alongside Madina Lake, VersaEmerge, In This Moment, and Aiden
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2015 UNCG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Young Alumni Award Recipient
2015 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2015 YES! WEEKLY BEST OF TRIAD AWARDS Best Vocalist Runner Up
2014 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2014 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2013 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS Rock Female Vocalist Of The Year Recipient
2013 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Band of The Year: Nominee
2013 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2013 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
*2012 Rock Solid Pressure Nationally Syndicated FM Broadcast - Top 10 Most Requested Tracks of The Year ["Lyrik's Battle"] Recipient
*2012 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Recipient
*2012 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
2012 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2012 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Music Video of The Year ["Ragnarok"] Nominee
2011 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS Debut Music Video of The Year ["Watch This"] Recipient
2011 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS Rock Single of The Year ["Watch This"] Nominee
2011 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS Rock Album of The Year ["Sleepless Dreams"] Nominee
2011 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist: Female Recipient
2011 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
*2011 INDEPENDENT ARTIST MUSIC AWARDS Best Rock Band Recipient
2011 YES! WEEKLY BEST OF TRIAD AWARDS Best Vocalist Runner Up
2011 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
2011 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2011 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Music Video of The Year ["Watch This"] Nominee
*2010 LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS National Female Vocal Performer of The Year Recipient
2010 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
2010 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist of The Year: Female Nominee
2010 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
2010 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist: Female Nominee
*2009 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Recipient
*2009 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARDS Rock Artist: Female Recipient
2009 QUEEN CITY AWARDS Rock Artist: Female Recipient
2009 JUST NOT FAMOUS ENOUGH AWARDS Rock Band of The Year Nominee
*Band performed at award show