“Markus Michelucci & Sound Refuge;
an acoustic act of one to a dynamic group of 7.”


Led by Canadian Markus Michelucci, Sound Refuge is an eclectic mix of performers who come together to play engaging, thoughtful folk music from the calm and reassuring to the passionate and cerebral. They create an alluring world of instrumentation with powerful lead moments, harmonies and hopeful, inspiring lyrics. Often likened to Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Passenger.

Markus began his Sound Refuge project in Vancouver and released his debut album “Umbrellas In Winter”, with talented producer and engineer Eric Weiden, in 2010. His single “Vancouver’s On Fire” gained extensive airplay on the CBC and helped to fuel a tour of Western Canada. He has always been accompanied by imaginative and exceptionally talented musicians both on stage and in the studio, many of which he is proud to call his friends. In 2014 Markus released his second album, “Excuse Me, I Think You’re In Neutral”, again with the brilliant Eric Weiden as producer and engineer, just days before relocating the project to London, England to continue itʼs growth.

Markus Michelucci & Sound Refuge perform at festivals & events throughout the UK such as Barnival, Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, Rochester Sweeps Festival, the Minehead Musicians Festival and more. Markus has performed live on BBC Radio, Shoreditch Radio and regularly on the streets of London at Borough Market, Southbank Centre and London Farmers Markets. Having toured France last summer, they’ll be touring Germany later this year to support the new release. The duo also performed for Sofar Sounds in Edinburgh early this year! Watch the video here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6jhyvdcGg


Sound Refuge is available for bookings as both full band, trio, duo or single performer (Markus Michelucci, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals). Please email with “bookings” as subject header.