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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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  2.   Square Peg Round Hole
  3.   LGA
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  5.   Golden
  6.   Car Crash
  7.   Twenty-Two
  8.   All It Takes is a Little Love
  9.   1876 - The Brooklyn Theatre Fire
  10.   Great Lake Love
  11.   Introduction
  12.   Blame You
  13.   The Oh Song
  14.   Light Outside
  15.   Feral Love
  16.   Dance So Good
  17.   Throught the Night
  18.   Almost Everything
  19.   C'est la Vie
  20.   Adam & Eve
  21.   Take It Like a Man
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  24.   Heartbroke
  25.   I Like You
  26.   Brooklyn
  27.   Lean On by Amanda Lo
  28.   Still Life
  29.   Cruel You
  30.   Salvation
  31.   Anhedonia
  32.   Clinton St Girl
  33.   Homeland
  34.   Light & Nothing More
  35.   War Sweater
  36.   Got It All Wrong
  37.   Wake Up (Lily, I Love You...)
  38.   Stop Turning
  39.   Homeless Poets
  40.   Big Town Love
  41.   Overreactivist
  42.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Casey Shea
  43.   Nothing's Cool

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