BreakAway

BreakAway is a Central Illinois rock band, featuring covers of 70's, 80's, classic rock, southern rock and country favorites.  With well over 150 performances in their six-year history, BreakAway has entertained a wide variety of audiences via radio, television and at live venues of all descriptions.
 

Their repertoire includes songs by Bon Jovi, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Seger, The Beatles, The Marshal Tucker Band and many more.
 
The four members 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 early segments here.
 
Winners of Johnny & June's 2017 Spotlight Series Finale
 
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Appearances and Events

Date Event Location
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
 —  — Private Party Clay City, Illinois Clay City, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Chances R Chances R Sports Bar & Grill, Greenup, Illinois Chances R Sports Bar & Grill, Greenup, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at On the Rox On the Rox Pub & Grub, Altamont, Illinois On the Rox Pub & Grub, Altamont, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Shae’s Pub and Grub Shae’s Pub and Grub, Arcola, Illinois Shae’s Pub and Grub, Arcola, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at the Flora Eagles Club Flora Eagles Club, Flora, Illinois Flora Eagles Club, Flora, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Not Too Far Not Too Far Bar, Ivesdale, Illinois Not Too Far Bar, Ivesdale, Illinois
April Fisher Benefit Jackpot Joe’s, Mattoon, Illinois Jackpot Joe’s, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
BreakAway at Sullivan Marina and Campground Sullivan Marina and Campground, Sullivan, Illinois Sullivan Marina and Campground, Sullivan, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
Clay County Cancer Crusaders Event Flora, Illinois Flora, Illinois
 —  — 30th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit Meadowview Golf Course, Mattoon, Illinois Meadowview Golf Course, Mattoon, Illinois
Private Party Dieterich, Illinois Dieterich, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
 —  — Jeepin' For A Cure American Legion, Toledo, Illinois American Legion, Toledo, Illinois
BreakAway at Mattoon Country Club Mattoon Golf & Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon Golf & Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Cruise Night Newton, Illinois Newton, Illinois
BreakAway at Sullivan Marina and Campground Sullivan Marina and Campground, Sullivan, Illinois Sullivan Marina and Campground, Sullivan, Illinois

While we prefer to perform covers of great favorite songs, we did produce an original single years ago, "Calm Before the Storm."  

It's still available for download at a number of fine music sites, including CD baby and iTunes:

 

Breakaway: Calm Before the Storm
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