Departure was founded in May 2015 by lead vocalist, Amber Linderman, with a focus on classic and anthem rock, sprinkled with a variety of other genres to show versatility and musicality of its members, while delivering a high energy show.
Departure has several headliner and appearances under their belts in Kansas and Missouri including Arts in the Park, The State Capital’s Rock & Food Truck Festival, Boomtown: Wamego’s 4th of July Celebration, Holy Smokin' Jamboree, Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, Lake Perry Fireworks Show, Tall Corn Festival, Gardner Days, Topeka Zoo and will headline a show at Evergy Plaza this summer.
Over the last six years, original members have changed while keeping their core: Gary Greening (lead guitar, vocals) Scott Thompson (keys, guitar, vocals), and Kansas Musician Hall of Famer, Kevin Fross (engineer and light tech). Bill Kampsen joined in 2018 on drums and Todd Breckinridge was added in March 2020 on bass. Those who have followed the group since its origin have said, “the show keeps getting bigger and better.”
"Our goal is to connect with every person who attends a show, through music. We want you to walk away from the experience feeling as if you just attended a major concert and want to come back for more."