C. Hunter Johnson is an award-winning American composer and songwriter based in Venice Beach, California. He writes original songs and theme music for performance licensing and publication. Johnson
performs and records with Original Artists throughout the world.
Hunter was born and raised in Southeast Asia. His father was with Pan American Airlines and his mother was born in Hankou to parents teaching music and physics in China. From a young age he was exposed to the music traditions of the regions. One often hears themes that might be associated with these areas in his compositions.
—C. Hunter Johnson’s projects include:
Compositions for Margarita Dreams, by Richard Sparks, previewing in London & 2017 Tattoo World Cultural Festival - Fringe Event, Edinburgh.
Hello World Title Tracks for Hello Kitty Album, Cherry Lane Music, Sanrio Records.
Words, music & performance: Heart Of Dixie, Road to Alabama, New Day Coming, Give Me A Chance, Foot Prints In The Sand, & Spirit Of Christmas.
Music for the award winning wild life documentary “South Georgia Island: A Southern Ocean Paradise”.
Winner of Best Wild Life Documentary, St. Petersburg Ocean Film Festival.
Words, music and performance for songs : Heart Of Dixie, Road to Alabama, A New Day Coming, Give Me A Chance, Foot Prints In The Sand, and Spirit Of Christmas.
Theme music in "Building Bridges" for Cirque du Soleil Sand Artist Erika Chen on USA China Sozo Group on the USA China media tour and cultural exchange shows for USA China Partnership with Ruff Water Band in Southern States and LJB - Love Jam Band in Hong Kong and China.
C. Hunter Johnson moved to Oregon with his family where he performed with pop groups and dance bands.He is a founding member of pacific northwest pop band Sweet Destiny that put him on the road to Los Angeles with concerts at Gazzarri’s Club and Doug Weston's Troubadour in Hollywood.
Hunter Johnson worked early on with Psychedelic Soul and Funk Underground bands at The Masque Studio in Hollywood including Stevie Wonder, brother Larry Hardaway. He also performed as backup with legendary Richard Berry, “The Man Who Wrote Louie Louie”, and opened concerts at the Troubadour with The Clams Band for John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful.
He helped developed media and promotions for pop artists with Kevin Murphy, of Rufus, Chaka Kahn, Chicano Soul & Power and Déjà Vu, on Warners-FM Records and Burbank Studio Center working with Billy Bass Nelson, from George Clinton, Funkadelic. C. Hunter Johnson also performed regular country music shows at The World Famous Palomino Club, with artists including Jay Dee Maness, and Steve Duncan of The Byrds and The Desert Rose Band. Skip Edwards of Dwight Yoakam Band, and the Legendary California Country Music impresario Cliffy Stone.
Hunter has recently finished composing music for Antarctic Wildlife Series “Extreme Habitats”, and currently lives and works in Venice - Los Angeles, California.