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

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