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

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