Bio

Born in 1986 in Pordenone, Italy, Giulio Frausin started playing guitar at the age of 8.

Already member of Mellow Mood, one of the bands which are leading Europe’s reggae scene, Giulio’s side-project The Sleeping Tree aims at expressing his innermost musical experience, inspired by acoustic folk and fingerpicking.

The Sleeping Tree debuted in 2008 with an album entitled Leaves and Roots, published by German netlabel 12rec.net, which scored more than 25,000 downloads.

In November 2011, after collaborating with Italian artists like Abitare and Jambassa, he was asked by Megaphone Records, an Italian independent label, to take part in a compilation with an unreleased song and feature songwriter Jackeyed on a limited edition split audio cassette. The Sleeping Tree soon afterwards published a self-produced EP, entitled Stories.

His honest, simple, touching shows had him touring the whole country, often opening for international acts like Kaki King, Of Monsters And Men, Daughter.

His latest record, Painless, full-length album produced by Paolo Baldini (Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Africa Unite, Mellow Mood) and released on November 5th 2013, was published by Italy’s most important independent label, La Tempesta International.


The Sleeping Tree (al secolo Giulio Frausin) nasce nel 1986 a Pordenone.

Già bassista dei Mellow Mood, una tra le giovani band italiane dal più ampio respiro internazionale, con questo progetto Giulio da voce ad un suo percorso musicale più intimo, ispirato al fingerpicking ed al folk americano.

The Sleeping Tree debutta nel 2008 con un album, intitolato Leaves and Roots e pubblicato dalla netlabel tedesca 12rec.net, che totalizza in breve tempo più di 25.000 download.

Nel novembre 2011, dopo alcune collaborazioni con artisti italiani come Abitare e Jambassa, pubblica un nuovo EP, “Stories”, disponibile sul sito dell’artista.

Poco dopo partecipa con un inedito alla Xmas Compilation della label italiana Megaphone Records, che a giugno dell’anno successivo realizza uno split su audio cassetta in edizione limitata che vede The Sleeping Tree assieme al folk singer Jackeyed. L’intera tiratura della release viene esaurita al party di presentazione.

I suoi concerti, semplici, onesti, emozionanti, lo hanno portato in questi anni in tutta Italia, anche di spalla ad artisti internazionali come Kaki King, Of Monsters and Men, Daughter.

Con Painless, full-length album prodotto da Paolo Baldini (Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Africa Unite, Mellow Mood) e in uscita a novembre 2013, entra a far parte della scuderia de La Tempesta International.

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Music

Gallery

Videos

Pictures

Lyrics

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Painless

Jah takes my soul
Heart as a ghost
Going Nowhere
Sweets of Helsinki
Little Too Often
Southern Hills
Sorcerer
Ulysses’ disciple
Wings
His Father
Writing back home
Jah Guide
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Stories

Stories
Dedication
My Friend’s Son
Jane’s Birthday
Worlds Collide
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Leaves And Roots

Second Leaf
Jah Will Is My Destiny
Fourth Leaf
Black Pearl
A Bill
Fifth Leaf
Love Is An Eternal Lie
Seventh Leaf
Dirt On Coffins
The Song For Myself
Ninth Leaf

Contacts

info@thesleepingtree.com

Booking: concerti@latempesta.org

Press: info@lunatik.it

Label: La Tempesta International