Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble The Suffers made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman; The band performed “Gwan,” which originally released off of their new Make Some Room EP on January 20

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“If you can’t do this, get out of the business!”

– David Letterman

The Suffers

Make Their National TV Debut With

Late Show With David Letterman

Watch “Gwan” Here: http://bit.ly/SuffersOnLetterman


Purchase The Suffers’ new Make Some Room EP on iTunes: http://radi.al/TheSuffers 


Make Some Room EP now streaming on Consequence of Sound: http://bit.ly/1DItGXU


“With its buttery horn arrangements, funky guitar licks, and lead singer Kam Franklin’s bubbly vocals, 

Make Some Room’… sounds like it stepped straight out of the ’70s soul-pop movement that produced Honey Cone.”

– Entertainment Weekly


“Much like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Franklin and The Suffers can own a room…

it won’t be long before people are making room for The Suffers.”

– Buzzfeed


“The Suffers are a ten-piece soul collective that steeps their tracks in jazzy history with a modern twist. 

They’re the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing”



“Gwan…features a bold conga breakdown and devastating Chaka Khan-like vocals from Kam Franklin.”

– The New York Times



Houston, TX – March 31, 2015 – Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble  The Suffers made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman last night! The band performed “Gwan,” which originally released off of their new Make Some Room EP on January 20th. Watch The Suffers perform “Gwan” on Late Show With David Letterman, here: http://bit.ly/SuffersOnLetterman.
Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo, guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014, SXSW 2015, Dallas’ Index and Homegrown Festivals, Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival, Untapped Festival, and CMJ Music Marathon 2014. The Suffers have since joined the ranks of Red Bull Sound Select and have remained a local favorite, accepting eleven Houston Press Music Awards in three years. Recently, the band supported Lee Fields & The Expressions and performed at Big D NYE – the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone! This year, The Suffers are set to play Hangout Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Free Press Summer Festival and Neon Desert Music Festival , following an East Coast tour.

The Suffers have officially released their new Make Some Room EP on January 20, 2015. Stream the EP on Consequence of Sound, here: http://bit.ly/1DItGXU. Purchase the EP on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/1C3drD0. For more information, please visit: www.thesuffers.com.




LINK: http://bit.ly/SuffersOnLetterman 





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Website: www.thesuffers.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesuffers

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesuffers

Youtube: www.youtube.com/TheSuffersTX

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/thesuffers



Upcoming Shows

Mar 31 @ DC9 – Washington, DC

Apr 1 @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) – New York, NY

Apr 2 @ Boot and Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

Apr 3 @ Music Box – Cleveland, OH

Apr 4 @ JSO Weatherwax Hall – Jackson, MI

Apr 7 @ Schuba’s – Chicago, IL

Apr 8 @ Zanzabar – Louisville, KY

Apr 9 @ The Basement – Nashville, TN

Apr 10 @ Rhythm N Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN

Apr 11 @ Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

Apr 12 @ Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

Apr 14 @ The Earl – Atlanta, GA

Apr 15 @ 116 E Mobile – Florence, AL

Apr 16 @ Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom – Monroe, LA

Apr 17 @ Maison – New Orleans, LA

Apr 25 @ Scoot Inn – Austin, TX

May 15 @ Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL

May 23 @ Neon Desert Festival – El Paso, TX

May 27 @ Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series – Lafayette, LA

May 28 @ Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX

Jun 6-7 @ Free Press Summer Festival – Houston, TX

Jun 10 @ Lafayette’s – Memphis, TN

Jun 11 @ Riverbend Festival – Chattanooga, TN

Jun 12 @ SummerSounds – Greensburg, PA

Jun 13 @ Canal Place Live! – Cumberland, MD

Jun 15 @ The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

Jun 18 @ Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 25 @ The Terrace at University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Jun 26 @ Near Water Concert Series – Green Bay, WI

Jul 3-4 @ Crested Butte Musical Festival – Crested Butte, CO

Jul 11 @ Seven Sisters Fest – San Luis Obispo, CA

Jul 25 @ Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

Aug 2 @ 20th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Mammoth, CA



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