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Wakey! Wakey!

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 influence of Billy Joel, Elton John, Gershwin, and other ivory-pounding songwriters. Signing with Family Records, his group released several buzz-worthy 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. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Wakey! Wakey!

Top Songs by
Wakey! Wakey!

  1.   Song
  2.   Light Outside
  3.   Anhedonia
  4.   Always and Forever
  5.   Almost Everything
  6.   All It Takes is a Little Love
  7.   1876 - The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
  8.   Homeland
  9.   Salvation
  10.   Nothing's Cool
  11.   Wake Up (Lily, I Love You...)
  12.   Throught the Night
  13.   Brooklyn
  14.   Clinton St Girl
  15.   Car Crash
  16.   Dance So Good
  17.   Feral Love
  18.   Stop the World
  19.   LGA
  20.   War Sweater
  21.   Blame You
  22.   Square Peg Round Hole
  23.   The Oh Song
  24.   Take It Like a Man
  25.   Waste Away
  26.   Twenty-Two
  27.   Away
  28.   Got It All Wrong
  29.   I Like You
  30.   1876
  31.   Clinton Street Girl
  32.   Square Pegs, Round Hole
  33.   Homeless Poets
  34.   Adam & Eve
  35.   Golden

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