The Suffers are a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul while intertwining elements of Classic American Soul with Rock & Roll.
Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin's massive voice.
The band's sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their music, which has garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene.
As the winners of five 2014 Houston Press Music Awards including Best Drummer, Songwriter, Vocals, Soul Group and Musician of The Year, the band is just getting started.
The Suffers are shaping the soul music scene of Houston to its core. Influences such as Sharon Jones, Lee Fields and James Brown have helped to mold the band and their sound. By defining a new and refreshed sound of soul music, The Suffers are shaping the definition of soul music today.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture.