What Others Say: Mike Grubbs could speak for each and every one of us when he pulls at our heartstrings with tales of lost love and broken spirits. But he’s more than just another poetic, tortured soul. Grubbs’ combines some beautifully played piano with a voice so striking it resonates around the room galvanising everybody within earshot – both painful and beautiful in equal measure. – Joel Crane (NME)

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. –

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

In a word: Wow. Ear to ear smiles. Seriously good stuff. Trust me. – Blog

If you have ever been broken by love, the lyrics will tear at your heartstrings, yet leave you wanting more. -Beyond Race Magazine

His voice is like a smoke alarm in the dead of night: huge, dominant, unable to be ignored, maybe even life-saving. His singing commanded the room, but his songs resonated for more reasons than just the one. – Pop Headwound