BreakAway

BreakAway is a Central Illinois youth rock band, whose live performances feature original music and covers of 80s, classic and southern rock 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 14-16, 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

97.9 XFM 20 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Downtown Effingham, Effingham, IL

 

BreakAway will be performing from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, downtown Effingham, during 97.9 XFM radio's celebration of 20 years of doing business.


Age limit: All ages

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Relay For Life of Coles County

Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois, US

 

Performance time TBD. Come out and join us in support of the fight against cancer!


Age limit: All ages

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Arthur Cheese Festival

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Arthur, Illinois

 

BreakAway will be performing on the Main Stage from 10:30 to 12:30. For more information, visit www.arthurcheesefestival.com.


Age limit: All ages

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Martinsville Harvest Festival & Clark County 4-H BBQ

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Martinsville Township Community Building, Cumberland Street, Martinsville, Illinois

 

Join us at the Martinsville Harvest Festival sponsored by the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Clark County 4-H BBQ. A day of city wide garage sales, flea market and craft show. The BBQ will feature BBQ beef and pork, baked potatoes, green beans and ice cream. Serving will run from 11 AM - 7:30 PM. Drive through, carry out or dine-in will be available. Tickets are available from any Clark County 4-H'er or at the Clark County Extension Office. Advance tickets are $7 and $8 at the door. Child tickets are $4 and are only available at the door.


Age limit: All ages

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Knights of Columbus Fall Festival

St. Mary School, 2000 Richmond Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois

 

Check back for more details!


Age limit: All ages

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Oct24

Ashmore Mentoring Program Halloween Party

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Ashmore Community Center, 211 South Illinois Street, Ashmore, Illinois

 

BreakAway will be performing at the Ashmore Mentoring Program's Halloween Party on October 24.


Age limit: All ages

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Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser

Mattoon American Legion, 1903 Maple Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois

 

BreakAway will be providing live music enterainment for the Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser on November 1, 2014 at the Mattoon American Legion. The event runs from 5pm-9pm, and will include a spaghetti dinner (purchase tickets in advance) and a huge silent auction, including Scentsy, 31, Norex, Pampered Chef, American Girl, Longaberger, sports memorabilia and more!!!


All proceeds are going to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.


Donation or event questions can be directed to Amber Griffin @ agriffin1980@yahoo.com or by calling 217-254-9566.


Age limit: All ages

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We are very excited to announce the release of our first 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 of I Sing the Body Electric

Randy Myers of Suede


Joe Hall-Ingram for his work on our logo

Lisa Blair for her photography work



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