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

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — BreakAway at Chances R Chances R Sports Bar &Grill, Greenup, Illinois Chances R Sports Bar &Grill, Greenup, Illinois
 —  — Sullivan Blue Dolphins Fundraiser Sullivan American Legion, Sullivan, Illinois Sullivan American Legion, Sullivan, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at the Flora Eagles Club Flora Eagles Club, Flora, Illinois Flora Eagles Club, Flora, Illinois
 —  — 40 Is Great When You Look 28! Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Effingham ChiliFest 2018 Effingham, Illinois Effingham, Illinois
Appleknocker Festival Flora, Illinois Flora, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Tuscan Hills Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, Illinois
 —  — BreakAway at Dozer's Pub Dozer's Pub, Montrose, Illinois Dozer's Pub, Montrose, Illinois
 —  — T-Town Class of 1993 Reunion Dietrich/T-Town Area, Illinois Dietrich/T-Town Area, Illinois
 —  — Ashmore Ag Days Ashmore, Illinois Ashmore, Illinois
 —  — 1st Annual In It 2 Win It Olympics Johnny & June's, Flora, Illinois Johnny & June's, Flora, Illinois
 —  — 2018 Coles County Fair Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois
 —  — 2018 Coles County Fair Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois
BreakAway at the Mattoon Country Club Mattoon Golf & Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois Mattoon Golf & Country Club, Mattoon, Illinois
 —  — Jeepin' For A Cure American Legion, Toledo, Illinois American Legion, Toledo, Illinois
 —  — Private Party Flora, Illinois Flora, Illinois
 —  — Private Party Charleston, Illinois Charleston, Illinois
Neoga Days Neoga, Illinois Neoga, Illinois
Neoga Days Neoga, Illinois Neoga, Illinois
 —  — Clay County Cancer Crusade Event Library Park, Flora, Illinois Library Park, Flora, 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

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

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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