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Michael Grubbs performed in bar bands and musical theater productions before launching Wakey!Wakey!, a pop/rock group that put his piano background and vocal skills to good use. Grubbs' childhood had been filled with piano lessons -- his mother, a longtime piano teacher, made sure her children practiced the instrument daily -- and he built Wakey!Wakey!'s sound upon the influences of Billy Joel, Elton John, George Gershwin, and other ivory-pounding songwriters. Signing with Family Records, his group released several buzzworthy recordings before piquing the curiosity of Mark Schawhn, creator of the long-running TV series One Tree Hill. Schawhn picked one of the band's songs, "War Sweater," to appear during the season six finale, and Grubbs was also recruited to play a recurring role in the show's seventh season. Meanwhile, Wakey!Wakey! continued playing shows in their native New York City while putting the finishing touches on Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You..., which marked the band's full-length debut in early 2010. The follow-up, 2014's Salvation, was a crowd-funded album thematically based around hope and new beginnings. Notable for its pop sound, Salvation helped grow Grubbs' fanbase, especially in Europe. The following year, Grubbs released the Homeless Poets EP, which was quickly followed by the his third LP, Overreactivist, in early 2016. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Light Outside
  3.   Square Peg Round Hole
  4.   LGA
  5.   Big Town Love
  6.   Clinton St Girl
  7.   You Don't Get Me High Anymore by Emily Hope Price
  8.   Light & Nothing More
  9.   Stop Turning
  10.   Nothing's Cool
  11.   Brooklyn
  12.   All It Takes is a Little Love
  13.   Twenty-Two
  14.   Great Lake Love
  15.   Still Life
  16.   Freeze
  17.   Golden
  18.   I Like You
  19.   Throught the Night
  20.   Got It All Wrong
  21.   Anhedonia
  22.   Blame You
  23.   Homeland
  24.   Wake Up (Lily, I Love You...)
  25.   Almost Everything
  26.   Heartbroke
  27.   Homeless Poets
  28.   Dance So Good
  29.   Away
  30.   Lean On by Amanda Lo
  31.   Salvation
  32.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Casey Shea
  33.   1876 - The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
  34.   Introduction
  35.   Feral Love
  36.   C'est la Vie
  37.   Take It Like a Man
  38.   Overreactivist
  39.   Adam & Eve
  40.   Cruel You
  41.   The Oh Song
  42.   War Sweater
  43.   Car Crash

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