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If you can’t do this, get out of the business!”
— David Letterman after The Suffers performed GWAN on the Late Show
It was a perfect mix of power and delicacy, as the band held back at moments only to steamroll me when my guard was down.
— Bob Boilen (NPR Tiny Desk)
It’s clear her music comes from deep within. Girl feels it, and as such, so do we
— NYLON
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.
— Miles Raymer (Entertainment Weekly)
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
— Brennan Carley (Spin Magazine)
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.
— Reggie Ugwu (Buzzfeed)
Gwan...features a bold conga breakdown and devastating Chaka Khan-like vocals from Kam Franklin.
— Andy Langer (The New York Times/Texas Monthly)
...a blend of the big-band sound of Sharon Jones and the Dapp Kingsmixed with the smoky vocal prowess of Pattie Labelle, all packaged together with the care-free flutter of a Norah Jones’ production.
— Clark McCaskill (Earmilk)

Winner of eleven 2015 Houston Press Music Awards including:

BEST LOCAL SONG: The Suffers, “Gwan”
BEST LOCAL MUSIC VIDEO: The Suffers, “Make Some Room”
LOCAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Kam Franklin, The Suffers
BEST LIVE ACT: The Suffers
BEST SONGWRITER: The Suffers
BEST FEMALE VOCALS: Kam Franklin, The Suffers
BEST DRUMMER: Nick Zamora, The Suffers
BEST KEYBOARDS: Patrick Kelly, The Suffers
BEST HORNS: The Suffers
BEST SOUL/FUNK/R&B ACT: The Suffers