The Suffers


Memphis, TN

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Saturday September 25th, 2021

The Suffers

There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece band The Sufferssteps on the scene. NPR's Bob Boilen attributes the band's allure to their "Soul, straight fromhorn to heart." He adds, "This band is on fire when it's in front of an audience...but the intensityof their shows are also captured in the studio." Following The Suffers' electrifying late night TVdebut on Letterman in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of thebusiness!"

There is something undeniable about The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the1978 Jamaican film Rockers starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jacob Miller and BurningSpear, among others), that instantly hits home with their audiences. "We make music for allpeople," says lead vocalist Kam Franklin. "At this point, we've played all over the world and onething is certain - if the music is good, the people will enjoy it." Since 2011, the H-Town heroeshave been on a steady grind and have no plans of stopping.

The Suffers exploded onto the scene in 2015 with their dazzling EP Make Some Room, whichwas followed by their critically heralded self-titled debut in 2016. The Suffers’ released theirlatest record Everything Here on Shanachie Records July 13, 2018. Everything Here is theband’s most bold statement yet. Lead Singer Kam Franklin states, “Our hope is that our fanswalk away feeling empowered, resilient, and inspired to live a better life.”

Guitarist Kevin Bernier says, "Everything Here, as a whole, explores the many aspects of whowe are as people through songs. We've had crushes on people, we've had our hearts broken,and we've moved through all the difficult times so that we can experience the joyful moments."The Suffers have got everything you need and there's no need to look further - a heaping doseof soul, a dash of reggae, a splash of jazz, a pinch of salsa, a hint of rock 'n' roll and a dollop ofhip hop and funk - and that is just a few ingredients simmering inside their magical Gulf Coastsoul.

“Houston has played a huge part in making me who I am and introducing our music to themasses, and for that, we are forever grateful.” The Suffers have played sold out shows in Japanand Latin America, turned out audiences at the Newport Folk Festival and Afropunk Festival andmade believers of just about anyone who has experienced their live shows. "We're a testamentto teamwork and camaraderie resulting in things working out even when the odds are against apositive outcome," says drummer Nick Zamora. "The wonderful thing about music is that it isultimate universal communication," reflects trumpeter Jon Durbin.The band is working on their highly anticipated follow up to Everything Here, and will releasenew music in the Fall of 2021.

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1911 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN, 38104

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The Suffers