Chris Johnson played drums with Anastacia. Performed on North Sea Jazz Festival 2007 with India.Arie. In 2013 he toured with Rihanna for her Diamonds World Tour.
Highly recognized for his incredible work in the music industry, Chris Johnson is one of the most sought out touring and session drummer of today! Growing up in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Chris developed a desire for playing drums in his fathers church. Until this son of a preacher was approached by the music director of R&B artist, Mya, he thought he would play in a church for the rest of his life. After getting this opportunity to work with Mya he knew that what he once considered as a passion would become his career.
Now considered as one of the most seasoned drummers, Chris has played with the likes of such great artists: Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Seal, Nelly Furtado, Chrisette Michele, Heather Headley, Lalah Hathaway, Anastasia, Darius Rucker, Fantasia, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, plus gospel greats like Kurt Carr, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford, and Norman Hutchins. Hes a member of the on the move band, Legally Blynd. He credits his church roots that gave him the foundation on which he base his career on; he never broke those strong roots and still can be seen at The City of Refuge located in Gardena, CA.
Currently, Chris is playing in the house band on the breakthrough TV show, Rising Star, live on ABC every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. He music directs and performs a special residency every Sunday night at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA. Also a skillful producer, hes working on his debut album which is expected to drop this Fall of 2014.
Currently, Chris is playing in his own band called Invented Like Stars and working on its self-titled album to be released soon.