The Suffers Make Their National TV Debut With Late Show With David Letterman On March 30

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The Suffers

Make Their National TV Debut With

Late Show With David Letterman

On March 30th



Purchase The Suffers’ new Make Some Room EP on iTunes:


Make Some Room EP now streaming on Consequence of Sound:


“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 9, 2015 – Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble The Suffers are set to make their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman on March 30th. The band recently teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to premiere their new video for “Make Some Room,” here: The track officially released off of their new EP of the same title on January 20th. For more information, please visit:


With tremendous excitement towards their performance on Late Show With David Letterman, The Suffers explain, “We can’t wait to play where we’ve seen and discovered so many of our favorite musical acts!”


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 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 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: Purchase the EP on iTunes, here: For more information, please visit:





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SXSW 2015 Showcases:

3/13 – 9:15PM – New York Times Party @ Mohawk Outdoors | 912 Red River St.

3/14 – 11PM – Outlaw Roadshow @ Elysium | 912 Red River St.

3/17 – 4:30PM – Paypal Party @ Empire Control Room | 606 East 7th St.

3/17 – 6:30PM – do512 Family Picnic @ Midway Food Park | 1905 S. Capital of Texas HWY

3/18 – 1AM – New Frontier Showcase @ Holy Mountain | 617 E 7th St.

3/19 – 12PM – BMI Showcase @ Lambert’s | 401 W 2nd St.

3/19 – 3:35PM – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Blind Pig Roof | 317 E 6th St

3/20 – 11:30AM – Balcony TV Showcase @ Joe’s Crab Shack | 600 E. Riverside Dr.

3/20 – 11:10PM – Convoy Group Showcase @ Palm Door Sabine | 401 Sabine St.


Upcoming Shows

Mar 21 @ 8th Wonder Brewery – Houston, TX

Mar 27 @ ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival – Chapel Hill, NC

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

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

Jun 11 @ Riverbend Festival – Chattanooga, TN

Jun 12 @ SummerSounds – Greensburg, PA

Jun 13 @ Canal Place Live! – Cumberland, MD

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

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

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

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