Michael Grubbs (SESAC)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2009

“Driven by a stern piano bounce—courtesy of frontman Mike Grubbs—indie-pop-on-Mozart quintet Wakey!Wakey! are quickly becoming the talk of the Big Apple with rhythm-heavy, heartfelt ballads, and—most notably—Grubbs’ striking Top 40 pipes. With an audience that ranges easily from wet-eyed punk rockers to stay-at-home moms, Wakey!Wakey! merge old and new, downcast classical renderings and indie rock pop-smarts—and formulate a dynamic sound all their own.” - Spin.com (Artist Of The Day)

“Grubbs has the unique ability to transform a ho-hum venue into a futuristic circus.” - CMJ