Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant


A groove you can feel in your soul - passionate, inspired vocals - cacophonic, intricate and intense guitar work - lyrics that are socially and politically aware - these phrases have all been used to describe the reggae inspired rock of Rochester, NY based 5 piece Sleeping Giant


The current incarnation of Sleeping Giant was formed in the winter of 2004 when lead singer and primary songwriter Jacob Fraser (a.k.a. J. Frae) recruited drummer Dylan Hoyt (a.k.a. 3D) and bass player Aaron Williams (a.k.a. Dubble A to tha Ron) to play a series of gigs he had lined up at a venue that many would call iconic on the Rochester music scene, the Penny Arcade. Soon thereafter, Mike Pittinaro (a.k.a. Pitty Piper) and Steve Dushenko (a.k.a. Oh) joined the fold on percussion and lead guitar, respectively, to round out the crew. Since then, the band has played in front of crowds throughout the Northeast, and a steady stream of new fans are added daily to a loyal and supportive base.
The SG sound is inspired and influenced by a wide variety of music, including Sublime, 311, Rage Against the Machine, Pavement, Bob Marley, The Police, The Beatles, U2, John Browns Body, Sonic Youth, The Grateful Dead, Led Zepplin, CCR, and many others. Something you have to hear, or, rather, bear witness to, in order to believe.


Self Titled EP, set for release Jan 2007

Set List

A typical Sleeping Giant night would consist of 3 1-hour sets of original music, with an occaisional cover - Marley, Sublime, OAR - or, if needed on an opening basis, 1 45-minute to 1-hour set of all original music.