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

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