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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fort Thomas Band Breaks Into Local Music Scene

Break & Run

With the weekend rapidly approaching, you may find yourself trying to decide the best way to enjoy your upcoming free time. Don't worry, Fort Thomas Matters has you covered. You can go ahead and add Break & Run to your Friday night plans. 

Three out of the band's four members are currently high school students by day and aspiring rock stars by night. Lead singer and rhythm guitar player Ben Eglian, lead guitarist Justin Dean, and drummer Jeff Orne are all seniors at Highlands High School. Break & Run is rounded out by Northern Kentucky University student Sam Linkugel on the bass guitar. 

Break & Run has been carefully crafting their sound for a few years, and has been making their presence known in the Cincinnati music scene. "We formed in our sophomore year of high school, when we covered 'How To Save A Life' by The Fray," said Eglian. "We have since played several shows in the Cincinnati area, at venues such as the Thompson House, Madison Theater, and the Mad Frog"

When you attend a Break & Run show, you might pick up on some of their influences. The group credits bands like All Time Low, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and The Goo Goo Dolls as musical inspirations. 

Break & Run's next show is Friday, March 27 at the Underground in Cincinnati, and tickets are $8 each. According to Eglian, there's a lot to look forward to in Friday night's show. Break & Run has been working hard to fill their set list with their own music instead of cover songs. "We will be doing all originals for the first time ever," said Eglian. 

In addition to showcasing all original songs, Break & Run has been focusing on perfecting the audience's overall concert experience. The show will feature some great lighting, and also some new technical aspects to go along with their music. 

By attending Friday's show, you will not only be supporting a talented group of Fort Thomas teenagers, but also helping make their musical aspirations come to life. Audience members have a chance to help Break & Run through the recording process by purchasing shirts at the show. The shirts will be sold for $15 each, and the money raised will be used to fund their upcoming album. "Our future goals are first to record an album before the end of high school. We are unsure what will happen after high school, so we want to do as much as we can while we are all in the same place," said Eglian. 

You can find out more about Break & Run by visiting the band's Facebook page

1 comment:

  1. Great Article Stephanie! Looking forward to the show!