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

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


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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