Burning Sky is a popular cover band in the Dallas area, and we're here to tell you... it's time to expect something a little different from the usual band.
We provide excellent entertainment for venues in the north Texas and beyond. With superior vocals, intoxicating harmonies and solid instrumentals, we're raising the bar on live entertainment. Our set list covers the best rock hits (classic to current) plus a splash of progressive country. We've got something for everyone and people are loving what we do. We hope to see you at an upcoming show!
Kristy Johnson - Lead Vox
Kristy was born and raised in the Dallas area and has studied music since childhood. She studied vocal music through elementary, middle and high school, and then went on to study vocal performance at Stephen F. Austin State University on a vocal scholarship. Being classically trained in vocal music has helped her develop a three octave range that lends to being able to cover many different artists and styles of music. She can belt out the high notes and power through our rockin' set list like nobody's business.
Kristy has performed with a number of bands and projects in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, including Silverado, Poetic Justice, Free Fall and Harbor Sounds - specializing in everything from rock to country. She is also the "Ann Wilson" for the local Heart Tribute Band, Even It Up, as well as "Amy Lee" for Ever The Essence - The Evanescence Experience. She has a true passion for music and loves performing.
Glenn Johnson - Guitar, Vox, Keyboards, Brass
Glenn is our hot shot. Our secret weapon. Our “utility” guy – he's able to switch from acoustic to electric guitar as needed, but is also able to add keyboards or pick up a bass. He can even add brass instruments into the mix if the song calls for it.
Glenn has a long history with music and has covered everything from classical music with the Ft. Worth Youth Orchestra to extensive experience with a number of local rock bands since the 80s, including Holland, Script, QSL and Rockit Science. Glenn is also a huge asset vocally. With a smooth timber and a flair for harmonies, Glenn’s vocals add dimension and texture to Burning Sky. You'll also find Glenn playing keyboards, brass and guitar in the Heart tribute band, Even It Up, as well as Ever The Essence - The Evanescence Experience.
Jeremy Thornton - Lead Guitar / Vox
This native Texan was born in Oak Cliff and has been tearing it up on guitar since he was 17. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Joe Bonamassa, Joe Satriani and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeremy is an excellent musician with great style.
Jeremy has played with a number of bands in the D/FW metroplex and has also spent almost 20 years as a worship leader and lead guitarist for many north Texas churches. He also teaches guitar, but his talent and contribution to the band doesn't stop there. He's got an amazing voice and brings incredible tenor vocals and harmonies to Burning Sky.
Jeremy plays a gorgeous, blue-flame custom K2 electric from Buddy Blaze Guitars. He's got plenty of personality to keep everyone laughing, and trust us when we say that the party kicks into full gear whenever he's around!
Troy Groeneweegen - Bass, Vox
This one is more than an exceptional bass player – he’s FULL of fun-loving personality. Originally from Melbourne Australia, “Aussie Man” started playing bass in 1989 and has played in many cover bands since then - including a touring stint with an Elton John tribute show. He's also been part of multiple recording projects including recording an album with Melbourne-based band, A Lesser Ego.
After coming to the states, Troy worked with incredible bands like Good Question in 2011-2017, then took on Random Axis, Time Machine Band and Big Daddy Band. He is also currently the bass player for Even It Up - The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band. And even though we'd probably keep him around just for the fun and to hear that accent, we surely do love the skill and ability he brings to our shows.
Tommy Gunn - Drums
Tommy is a native of New Orleans, born and raised, where he started playing drums at 7 years of age and began performing professionally at the age of 16. Desiring to sharpen his skills, he played in his high school drum line and competed as a member of the Drum & Bugle Corp, winning the International Class Competition. He went on to study music theory at LSU, where he also performed in percussion ensemble. Tommy has played in various notorious bands nationwide for over 35 years, sharing the stage with many talented, renowned musicians.
After recently moving to Texas, Tommy joined the DFW music scene by playing with several local tribute bands and serving on his church's worship team. Tommy's percussion persona was designed by taking his favorite attributes from musical influences John Bonham, Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy, which he molded into his own unique and creative style. You can hear his appreciation for rock and blues by listening to several of his original bands, Earth Party, Bound2Sin, Rise Laveau and Fiyo Forged. Both professionally and recreationally, Tommy's diverse musical genre has included a variety of rock, heavy metal, punk, blues, jazz and Christian rock. His passion for music and drums is evident in his lively performance style.