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

2014 Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands - Lisle Regionals

Community Center, 1825 Short Street, Lisle, Illinois

 

BreakAway will be competing at the 2014 Lisle Regionals. For more information, visit http://www.illinoisbattleofthebands.com/index.html


Age limit: All ages

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2014 Coles County Fair

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

 

BreakAway will be performing from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on the Side Stage by the Art Hall.


Age limit: All ages

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2014 Coles County Fair

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

 

BreakAway will be performing from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on the Side Stage by the Art Hall.


Age limit: All ages

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A Touch of Arthur

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Arthur, Illinois

 

BreakAway will be performing for "A Touch of Arthur," one block west of downtown Arthur, west of the library. For more information about the event, visit http://www.arthurillinois.us/%E2%80%9C-touch-arthur%E2%80%9D


Age limit: All ages

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Westfield Homecoming Festival

Westfield, Illinois

 

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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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Knights of Columbus Fall Festival

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

 

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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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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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