Members: Christy Johnson, Brad Ward, Billy Shultz, Steve Lucas, Bryan Barr
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", web series and soon to be feature film, "GHOST TREK", and was recently cast 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/backing vocals for Dreamkiller, has been honing his skills for 20+ years, most recently earning a Pro Rock Guitar Certificate from Berklee Online. Billy Shultz, rhythm guitarist/backing vocals for Dreamkiller, has been a dedicated musician for over 10 years. His influences range from classic rock, country, heavy metal and alternative rock, bringing unparalleled energy and diversity to all past, present and future projects. Steve Lucas is a powerful bassist. A veteran of the North Carolina music scene, he provides thunderous bass lines and rhythmic grooves that will make your head spin. Bryan Barr, drummer for Dreamkiller, is a diverse self-starter, possessing a foundation of jazz and metal drumming. Eagerly coupling this with musical education has allowed for the undertaking of new and attainable goals, creating an asset and team player for musical opportunities to come.
Music from Dreamkiller has received placement in 11 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. Most recently, Dreamkiller picked up a sponsorship by COLDCOCK Whiskey, American bourbon blended with herbs including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus and many more.
*Dreamkiller is officially Dreamkiller, LLC and member of ASCAP
*Proudly sponsored by COLDCOCK Whiskey
*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: "Someday", "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
*Performed on the main stage of 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 Aiden