Members: Christy Johnson, Brad Ward, Billy Shultz, Chaise Elliott, Gary Dacus, Jr.
Dreamkiller [2011 Independent Artist Music Awards ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR] is a 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 a MA and BA in Acting. Brad Ward, the lead guitarist for Dreamkiller, has been honing his skills for 20+ years, most recently earning a Pro Rock Guitar Certificate from Berklee Online in 2012. Billy Shultz, rhythm guitarist/backing vocals for Dreamkiller, has been a dedicated musician for over 10 years on guitar, bass, drums, and keys, as well as audio engineering. His influences range from classic rock, country, heavy metal and alternative rock, bringing unparalleled energy and diversity to all past, present and future projects. 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 the rhythm section of Dreamkiller. Gary Dacus, Jr. is an ex-soldier and experienced drummer stemming from both the Memphis, TN and upstate NY music scenes. Playing drums for over 25 years, he is heavily endorsed with Taye Drums, Dream Cymbals, Axis Pedals, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Kickport and Rock-N-Roll Gangstar Wear.
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, performed at the Vans Warped Tour, showcased at numerous music conferences and tour nationally in support of their full-length concept album "Sleepless Dreams". They are currently working on their upcoming album with tracks mixed by Grammy award winning producer, Toby Wright. Recently, Dreamkiller has been become a full-time U.S National touring band with aspirations to span their travel worldwide.
*Dreamkiller is officially Dreamkiller, LLC and member of ASCAP
*Proudly sponsored by COLDCOCK Whiskey, Rock Rage Radio, Dirt Nap Straps, Taye Drums, Dream Cymbals, Axis Pedals, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Humes and Berg Cases, Rimshot Locs, Kickport, Curt Mangan Strings, and Rock-N-Roll Gangstar Wear.
*National Sponsored Tour - 2015 Rock Rage Radio Calendar Search Tour
*Single "Absolution" currently being utilized in "Monster Jam" experiences worldwide
*Music by Dreamkiller has been featured in the films: "Night of The Living Dead: Genesis", âSomedayâ, "Eyeborgs", "Children of Abraham", "SUPERPOWER", "Hardly Beloved", "The Gospel According To Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus", "Hellphone", "RotkÃ¤ppchen: 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 "RotkÃ¤ppchen: 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
*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 Aide