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

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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.  

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CHRIS "THE HAWK" HAWKINS

Chris has a true passion for drumming that started at the age of 7 when Ihe got his first drum set. He knew from there that playing drums would be his passion and today he's still living the dream!  

 

Chris has played professionally since high school, traveling all around the U.S., playing top venues in Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City casinos.

Here in Dallas, he went on to play with several local bands including Out of the Blue, Model Citizen and Secret Service. 

Chris has been a major part of many projects, including the country rock band Miles from Home,  the well-established, well-known local rock band Afterlife,  the party band The Night Shift, and the classic rock band The 8-Tracks.  These projects have led Chris to top DFW clubs, private events and weddings throughout Texas and Louisana.

  

In his free time from work and gigging, he loves to spend time with his wife, Laurie traveling to their "bucket list” destinations.  Chris will also be serving as a sub drummer for Even It Up - The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band.