The Suffers Featured in Buzzfeed’s 2015 ‘Artists To Watch’ Roundup

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The Suffers

Featured in Buzzfeed’s 2015

 ‘Artists To Watch’ Roundup


Listen to “Make Some Room” here:


“Young lady I was not prepared for what you just did on that stage! That was amazing!”

– Russell Simmons


“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


“Texas 10-piece The Suffers are a force, with frontwoman Kam Franklin leading

 a soulful live show that always seems to leave raving fans in its wake.”

– PASTE Magazine


“Kam Franklin works the stage like a star; her sweet, airy voice has the ability to pierce through the clouds. She was backed by a bright horn section, and the entire sound was informed by a seemingly limitless list that included pop, soul, funk, jazz and reggae.”

– Houston Chronicle


“From the very first notes of ‘Gwan,’ the listener is hit with the “we mean business” attitude

 and brilliant power that fans have come to love and expect.”

– Houston Press



Houston, TX – January 12, 2015 – Houston’s award-winning 10-piece The Suffers have been featured in Buzzfeed‘s 2015 ‘Artists To Watch’ Roundup along with their new single “Make Some Room”, the title track off of their upcoming EP, which is set to release on January 20th, 2015. Following this highly anticipated release, The Suffers will kick off their West Coast Tour on February 11th, playing 11 cities along the way. Check out the feature here: and listen to “Make Some Room” on SoundCloud:


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 2014, 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 nine Houston Press Music Awards in three years.


The Suffers’ Make Some Room EP is set to release on January 20, 2015. For more information, please visit:




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Upcoming Shows:

Jan 23 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room

Jan 24 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

Jan 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada


West Coast Tour:

Feb 11 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge

Feb 13 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort

Feb 14 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort

Feb 15 – Boise, ID @ The Crux

Feb 17 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Feb 18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Feb 20 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino

Feb 21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ TBD

Feb 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia

Feb 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

Feb 27 – San Diego, CA @ Seven Grand

Feb 28 – Indio, CA @ 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival

March 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

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