BreakAway

BreakAway is a Central Illinois youth rock band, whose live performances feature original music and covers of 70's, 80s, classic rock, southern rock and country favorites.
 
Their repertoire includes songs by Bon Jovi, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Seger, The Beatles, Bryan Adams and many more.
 
The four members, ages 16-18, are:
Will Sharp - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Hunter Laughhunn - Lead Guitar
Spencer Sharp - Drums
Jacob Murphy - Bass Guitar
Winners of the 2013 Eastern Illinois University Homecoming Battle of the Bands

Winners of the 2013 Champaign Park District Battle of the Bands

The band was recognized as one of the 2014 "Top 24 Under 24 Drug Mythbusters" by SparkAction.org

BreakAway has twice been featured on WCIA's ciLiving.
 Check out one of the segments here.
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Appearances and Events

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Back to School Bash Broadway Christian Church, Mattoon, Illinois Broadway Christian Church, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Arthur Cheese Festival Arthur, Illinois Arthur, Illinois
 —  — Muddercross 2.0 Lincoln Trail Motosports, Casey, Illinois Lincoln Trail Motosports, Casey, Illinois
 —  — 2016 Coles County Fair Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois
 —  — 2016 Coles County Fair Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois
 —  — 2016 Marion County Agricultural Fair Marion County Fairgrounds, Salem, Illinois Marion County Fairgrounds, Salem, Illinois
Jeepin' for a Cure Toledo American Legion, Toledo, Illinois Toledo American Legion, Toledo, Illinois
 —  — Charleston Country Club Charleston Country Club, Charleston, Illinois Charleston Country Club, Charleston, Illinois
 —  — Private Party Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — I Sing the Body Electric Cross County Mall, Mattoon, Illinois Cross County Mall, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Mattoon Country Club Mattoon Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Muddercross Lincoln Trail Motorsports, Casey, Illinois Lincoln Trail Motorsports, Casey, Illinois
 —  — Camp New Hope Benefit Ride Mattoon Eagles Club, Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon Eagles Club, Mattoon, Illinois
Reject Rock Show Effingham Performance Center, Effingham, Illinois Effingham Performance Center, Effingham, Illinois
 —  — Private Party Martinsville, Illinois Martinsville, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway on WEFT Community Radio 90.1 FM 90.1 FM WEFT, Champaign, Illinois 90.1 FM WEFT, Champaign, Illinois
 —  — Local Turkey Jam Local on 45, Mattoon, Illinois Local on 45, Mattoon, Illinois
Citizens Against Child Abuse - Band Together for Kids 2015 Charleston VFW, Charleston, Illinois Charleston VFW, Charleston, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at the JAC Jackson Avenue Coffee, Charleston, Illinois Jackson Avenue Coffee, Charleston, Illinois
Open Mic Night Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, Illinois Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, Illinois
Check out our first original single, "Calm Before the Storm."  

It's currently available for download at a number of fine music sites, including:

 
Breakaway: Calm Before the Storm

Acknowledgements

The band wouldn't be what it is today without the strong support and encouragement of our families, friends and members of the community.  We would like to offer very special thanks to:

Jon Clarkson of X-Krush

Scott Wattles of The Blue Suede Crew

Mike Kallis of Sound Source Music and the instructors of the Sound Source Academy

Georgia Hillard, formerly of I Sing the Body Electric

Randy Myers of Suede


Joe Hall-Ingram for our logo

 
And of course, our deepest gratitude goes out to you, our fans!
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