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Mute Sounds was founded by Rui Pedro, in 2018, in Portugal during the worst battle of his life against a severe throat cancer. His throat cancer caused his voice to be permanently gone. Over the course of his 8 month hospital stay while he endured chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions, Rui passion for music grew as he started to learn the guitar through YouTube videos with the goal of expressing his day-by-day feelings through chords. He was the talk of the hospital, this young man playing guitar between his cancer treatments rapidly spread to all the patients, nurses, doctors and hospital management and that’s when he his story truly begins.
Rui was asked to do a “Musical Week”, at the hospital through all the different services they have. He was swarmed with compliments, said to be “inspirational” and a “force of nature” were just some of the comments everyone said, which generated a lot of buzz!

A few months later, Rui was invited to present his songs in a bar in Portugal at his hometown, and that’s when Mute Sounds formally born. With a sold out first show, the project started to grow more and become more serious, which led Rui to try a different market, a place he lived before. Within the same year, Rui took this project to Toronto. It was time to move forward, share his passion and there was no better time then now to show the world that music is the expression of a soul, his soul.

During the 2020’s pandemic, Rui began to produce, record and release his first album with the songs he wrote while in the hospital. A few months after the release of “Reborn”, he started to write new songs and again, produce, record and release his second album, called “Roads”. Now with the albums records, he asked himself “What’s next?” A question he found an answer pretty quick, it’s time to put a band together to start gigging those songs.

With great pleasure as of now, “Mute Sounds” is a five-piece band, inserted in the Post-Alternative Rock genre, offering you a life-time story through sounds. This was always a dream, a dream he fought for. This is as simple as this: “I’m Rui Pedro and we are Mute Sounds. We will play for you and won’t say a single word. Enjoy the ride”.


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Live Performances

Our talented musicians have been in the music industry for years performing to an audience. Mute Sounds is confident and eager to showcase their sound at all venues including live shows, charity events, festivals, and showcases. Being an instrumental act, Mute Sounds will elevate your senses though the melodic rock songs expressing the feelings of someone who dramatically lost one of the most important senses: the voice.

Film & Television

As an instrumental act, Mute Sounds welcomes to create the perfect song for any specific movie or TV production with, having already produced a song for a local TV channel in Toronto.

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Lead Guitarist
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Rui Pedro


Rui is a self-taught musician who was born in Portugal and his first contact with music, was at the age of 7, learning keyboards with his father. At the age of 22, he formed his first band, playing Peruvian Cajon at that time. In 2016, he started to write he’s own songs which lead to the opportunity to write songs for some well-known Portuguese and Canadian musicians. Between 2016 and 2018, he played in a lot of different bands, either as full-time member or a special guest to gain more experience has a guitar player. In 2018, he founded Mute Sounds and by the end of the same year, he decided to immigrate to Toronto, Canada. He brought Mute Sounds with him and he also enjoyed joining a few cover bands to collaborate and keep growing as a guitar player.

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Flávio Dos Santos


Flávio learned to play the keyboard at the age of 6, back in Portugal. Since he was young, he’s been playing for himself, mostly Portuguese traditional music. In 2013, he decided to immigrate to Toronto, searching for a better life and more opportunity. His love for music continues, he is able to share his musical talent with Mute Sounds and two other bands.

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Ralf Caetano


Ralf was born in Toronto in 1992 and his first contact with music was during elementary school when his teacher asked him to join the school children’s choir. He was offered a scholarship to St. Michael’s Choir School at the age of 7, which he rejected. At 12 years old, he moved to Portugal with his parents, and 2 years later, he tried the guitar for the first time. In Portugal, he played in a lot of different bands, focused in Folklore and Portuguese Traditional Music. His focus is Portuguese music, which lead him to learn more string instruments such as mandolin and Portuguese guitar. In 2016, he came back to Toronto joining Mute Sounds in 2021.


ben cook


Ben Cook started to play drums when he was 18, but he didn’t really get serious
about it until 2010. Since then, he’s played prog rock, post-grunge, garage surf, cowpunk, acoustic hip-hop and a bunch of other silly words smashed together, all over the GTA. A student of the jam session, he likes to explore every inch of a rhythm’s territory, taking heavy influence from bands like The Mars Volta and Mastodon – but he still loves finding the pocket in a good hip-hop beat, or just holding it down for a sexy guitar solo.
He’s currently playing in two projects (Mute Sounds and Pioneer Anomaly), recording live shows and giving interviews wherever they tolerate him (with Primal Note Productions), and writing indie comics and stories to keep the demons at bay (Mohini Eats).

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Luis Ramirez


Born and raised in Costa Rica, this amazing six string Bass Guitar Player known as Luis Ramirez, has been playing Bass Guitar for more than 10 years. He is always learning different techniques and music theory. He played with some local bands back in Costa Rica, but he wasn’t that much into the music scene until he moved in to Toronto in 2018 where he got started getting more into the musical life. In the GTA, he has already performed in many renowned venues. Those experiences helped Luis to grow as a musician, explore many more styles of music and he decided to join Mute Sounds to (and I’m paraphrasing his words now) “continue playing with even greater musicians.”

Katy Alves

Katy Alves


Katy was born in Pombal, Portugal and then immigrated with her family to Switzerland, where she spent her childhood. Katy’s not a regular band manager. She started to learn keyboard and to sing at the age of 5, and when she was only 6 years old, she was sharing her talent at numerous shows. Shows for the Portuguese communities in several different countries, including Switzerland, France, Canada, and of course, Portugal. With 15 years’ experience preforming and with 1 cassette and 2 albums launched, Katy decided to take a break and focus on some other things.
In 2020, after helping our Lead Guitarist in some songs by doing some keyboard parts, she embraced this new role, the role of being the Manager of “Mute Sounds”.

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