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

Celebration of Supportive Living Week

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Heritage Woods, 480 West Polk Ave, Charleston, Illinois

 

We are sending Supportive Living week out with a bang! BreakAway will perform, featuring your Classic and Southern Rock favorites as well as hits from the 80’s. As a cover charge, we ask that you would bring a nonperishable food item, toilet paper, paper towels, hair care item, or soap to help stock the pantry for the Open Door program at Illinois Coalition of Community Services. Refreshments will be available and no reservation is required! Be sure to bring a friend!


Age limit: All ages

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Private Party

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Sliderz, Decatur, Illinois

 

Private party.


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2014 Races for All Paces

Sarah Bush Lincoln, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, Illinois

 

Get out your running shoes and bring the entire family to the eighth annual Races for all Paces at Sarah Bush Lincoln on Saturday, May 17.


Performance times for BreakAway to be announced. Check back for more details.


Age limit: All ages

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Crazy Casey Days

Casey, Illinois

 

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Age limit: All ages

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Piersen Strong 5k Run

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Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

 

In February, one-year-old Piersen Eaker of Charleston was rushed to the hospital by ambulance from daycare. He was then transferred to Carle Hospital in critical condition. Piersen was shaken so badly at daycare that he became unresponsive. He has extensive brain damage and will have a long hard road to recovery.


BreakAway will be performing at this 5k benefit to help raise money for Piersen and his family. Check back for more details!


Age limit: All ages

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Relay for Life of Effingham County

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Teutopolis Junior High School, 904 West Water Street, Teutopolis, Illinois

 

Come out and join us in support of the fight against cancer! We'll be performing from 8 to 9 PM.


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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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!


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Knights of Columbus Fall Festival

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

 

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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:
www.cdbaby.com
Apple iTunes
Amazon MP3
Shazam

 

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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