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 15-17, 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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Appearances and Events

2015 Coles County Fair

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Coles County Fairgrounds, 603 W. Madison, Charleston, Illinois

BreakAway will be performing on the Side Stage by the Art Hall from 8-10 PM.

Age limit: All ages


Private Party

Mattoon, Illinois

BreakAway will be performing for a private party on August 1st.


Westfield Homecoming

Westfield, Illinois

BreakAway has been invited back to perform at the Westfield Homecoming Festival again in 2015. Check back for details!

Age limit: All ages


BreakAway at Kiwanis Park Amphitheater

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Kiwanis Park Amphitheater, 520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, Illinois

BreakAway will be performing at the Kiwanis Park Amphitheater in Charleston at 7:00 PM on August 25th.

Age limit: All ages


Arthur Cheese Festival

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Arthur, Illinois

BreakAway will be performing on the Main Stage from 11:00 to 1:00. For more information, visit


Appleknocker Festival

Flora, Illinois

BreakAway will be at the Flora Appleknocker Festival in two separate one-hour performances. Check back for more details!

Age limit: All ages


LifeLinks 5K

Mattoon, Illinois

BreakAway will be performing during the LifeLinks 5K. Check back for details.


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


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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