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

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