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

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


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


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 @ or by calling 217-254-9566.

Age limit: All ages


Randy Baker Benefit

Sullivan VFW, Sullivan, Illinois


The benefit will take place Saturday, November 22nd from 4 to 10 pm and feature 3 bands: X-Krush (Randy's favorite band), Breakaway (2013 Champaign Park District Battle of the Bands Winner), and the Stephen James Band (a new country band with Steve and Jon of X-Krush, Brendan Gamble (Poprocks, Leather Pistol, The Poster Children) and Sam Roan (Poprocks, Dr. Wu, Matt Poss Band)). There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Auction, and more. This is an all ages event!

Age limit: All ages

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Return to Macon Street Fest

Macon, Illinois


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Age limit: All ages



Private Party

Mattoon, Illinois


Private party.

Age limit: All ages


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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