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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.   Wake Up (Lily, I Love You...)
  4.   You Don't Get Me High Anymore by Emily Hope Price
  5.   1876 - The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
  6.   Golden
  7.   Twenty-Two
  8.   The Oh Song
  9.   Feral Love
  10.   Dance So Good
  11.   Homeland
  12.   Introduction
  13.   Adam & Eve
  14.   Stop Turning
  15.   Car Crash
  16.   Great Lake Love
  17.   Almost Everything
  18.   Cruel You
  19.   War Sweater
  20.   Take It Like a Man
  21.   Lean On by Amanda Lo
  22.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Casey Shea
  23.   I Like You
  24.   Light & Nothing More
  25.   Homeless Poets
  26.   Freeze
  27.   Square Peg Round Hole
  28.   C'est la Vie
  29.   Big Town Love
  30.   All It Takes is a Little Love
  31.   Brooklyn
  32.   Salvation
  33.   Blame You
  34.   Clinton St Girl
  35.   Got It All Wrong
  36.   LGA
  37.   Away
  38.   Anhedonia
  39.   Nothing's Cool
  40.   Heartbroke
  41.   Throught the Night
  42.   Still Life
  43.   Overreactivist

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