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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.   Golden
  4.   Stop the World
  5.   Heartbroke
  6.   Car Crash
  7.   Anhedonia
  8.   The Oh Song
  9.   Feral Love
  10.   Salvation
  11.   Dance So Good
  12.   Homeland
  13.   1876 - The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
  14.   Wake Up (Lily, I Love You...)
  15.   Away
  16.   LGA
  17.   Brooklyn
  18.   War Sweater
  19.   Clinton St Girl
  20.   Almost Everything
  21.   Adam & Eve
  22.   All It Takes is a Little Love
  23.   Waste Away
  24.   I Like You
  25.   Twenty-Two
  26.   Always and Forever
  27.   Nothing's Cool
  28.   Got It All Wrong
  29.   Blame You
  30.   Square Peg Round Hole
  31.   Homeless Poets
  32.   Take It Like a Man
  33.   Throught the Night
  34.   1876
  35.   Clinton Street Girl
  36.   Square Pegs, Round Hole
  37.   Introduction
  38.   Overreactivist
  39.   Freeze
  40.   Cruel You
  41.   Big Town Love
  42.   Stop Turning
  43.   Still Life
  44.   Light & Nothing More
  45.   C'est la Vie

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