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

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