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Sat, Jul 01


Greater Sudbury

Mute Sounds/No Sunshine Collective/Dadbodd & the Everyman/Maximum Shock

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Mute Sounds/No Sunshine Collective/Dadbodd & the Everyman/Maximum Shock
Mute Sounds/No Sunshine Collective/Dadbodd & the Everyman/Maximum Shock

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Greater Sudbury, 206 Elgin St, Sudbury, ON P3E 3N5, Canada

About the event



After a year of playing most of the venues in Toronto, Mute Sounds present their first tour across Ontario, showing their latest work "Resilience" outside their home city.

For this show at The Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury, we're having three amazing bands with us: The local band Dadbodd & The Everyman with their friend Jesse Brunette, the also local Maximum Shock, and our supporting band for this tour, No Sunshine Collective.

The show starts at 8pm!!! Tickets at door: $10

See you guys there!!!


Sonically, their music is instrumental post-rock, but to truly understand the passion of its fans, it’s best to see Mute Sounds as a tale of strength and tenacity. In the winter of 2015, Rui Pedro, a Portuguese multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, was building a life in Toronto, Canada when a terrible pain in his throat forced him to seek medical treatment. Doctors soon gave him the bad news: he had throat cancer for the second time - and this time, he would be fighting for his life. Rui was forced to return to his home country to receive treatment, leaving behind his new life and new friends. As his treatments began in the summer of 2016, he was told that if he survived, he would lose his ability to speak. Most people would have been devastated by this news, but for Rui, it was a chance to turn his pain into something beautiful. Over the three months that he received his chemo- and radiation therapy, he picked up an old guitar he had been given years before and learned how to play. He quickly became a source of inspiration for the doctors and patients in the hospital, as he spun his grief and pain into soulful acoustic movements. As his old voice faded, Rui Pedro trained himself to speak through music - and a new chapter of his life began. Rui wasted no time after he was cured. He began pursuing music as a full-time career, joining musicians and bands on any stage he could reach, collaborating with artists and ghost-writing several successful songs in the process. Even with this newfound passion, however, he felt that there was something more waiting for him back across the ocean in his second home of Toronto. He returned to Canada in 2018 and immediately got to work assembling a band. The goal was to bring together a collection of musicians that matched his talent, passion, and desire to succeed, and take his new voice to the next level. Several years of auditions, practices, and live performances coalesced in 2022 into a four-piece project: Ralf Caetano, guitarist extraordinaire with roots in both Portugal and Canada, and talents in many different styles and traditions; Luis Barcenas, a living metronome and rock-solid bassist with strong prog influences; and Ben Cook, a dynamic percussionist who refuses to stick to a genre. The alchemy of personalities and styles has produced a sound as unique and defiant of category as Rui Pedro himself, a voice of strength and joy that remains open to each listener’s interpretation, but still carries a singular message: music is a force of unity and love that can heal any wound.

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