The Suffers


The Suffers are Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble that have redefined the sound of Gulf Coast Soul.  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.

Last year brought the band to new heights, as they played 150+ shows across North America, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, and made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman.  This year, the band officially released their much anticipated self-titled album in 2016 and performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Suffers have quickly progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at notable festivals and events, while remaining a local Houston favorite, accepting 20 Houston Press Music Awards in the last three years.

The Suffers’ album is now available on iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.


The Suffers Premiere “I Think I Love You” on Billboard
Ed Sheeran Urges Fans To Support The Suffers’ Friend In Search For A Blood Donor
Bob Weir to Perform with Avett Brothers at LOCKN’
The Avett Brothers and The Suffers Make NPR’s Listeners Favorites 2016!
The Suffers Premiere Their New Music Video For “Midtown”
The Suffers on the cover of the newest Pollstar issue!
The Suffers to Play Japan in June!
The Suffers Perform On The Daily Show
NPR’s First Listen Premieres The Suffers Debut Album
The Suffers are #8 of NPR’s Bob Boilen’s 506 shows in 2015!


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