Michael Grubbs performed in pub bands and music theatre productions before starting Wakey!Wakey!, a pop/rock and roll group that place his piano history and vocal abilities to good make use of. Grubbs’ childhood have been filled up with piano lessons — his mom, a longtime piano instructor, ensured her children used the device daily — and he constructed Wakey!Wakey!’s audio upon the affects of Billy Joel, Elton John, George Gershwin, and additional ivory-pounding songwriters. Putting your signature on with Family Information, his group released many buzzworthy recordings before piquing the attention of Tag Schawhn, creator from the long-running Television series One Tree Hill. Schawhn selected among the band’s tunes, “Battle Sweater,” to seem during the time of year six finale, and Grubbs was also recruited to try out a recurring part in the show’s seventh time of year. In the mean time, Wakey!Wakey! continuing playing shows within their native NEW YORK while placing the finishing details on ALMOST ANYTHING I Want I’d Said the final Time I Noticed You…, which designated the band’s full-length debut in early 2010. The follow-up, 2014’s Salvation, was a crowd-funded recording thematically centered around wish and new origins. Notable because of its pop audio, Salvation helped develop Grubbs’ fanbase, specifically in Europe. The next 12 months, Grubbs released the Homeless Poets EP, that was quickly accompanied by the his third LP, Overreactivist, in early 2016.