The Suffers

Memphis McCool
Friday, March 22, 2019
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"They're the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing."- Spin Magazine

There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece wonder-band The Suffers steps on the scene. NPR's Bob Boilen attributes the band's allure to their "Soul, straight from horn to heart."

He adds, "This band is on fire when it's in front of an audience...but the intensity of their shows are also captured in the studio." Following The Suffers' electrifying late night TV debut on Letterman in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of the business!" There is something undeniable about The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film Rockers starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jacob Miller and Burning Spear, among others), that instantly hits home with their audiences. "We make music for all people," says lead vocalist Kam Franklin.

"At this point, we've played all over the world and one thing is certain - if the music is good, the people will enjoy it." Since 2011, the H-Town heroes have been on a steady grind and have no plans of stopping. It seems the secret to their success is simple. Keyboardist Patrick Kelly confides, "There is a universal groove in the music that we play," while bass guitarist Adam Castaneda adds, "I don't think any of us are trying to impress anyone with our technical abilities, we just want to make them dance."

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Your feet will be dancing and and your arse will be bumping as you groove to the soul stylings of Memphis McCool, an all original Rock and Soul band from of Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from the diverse musical backgrounds of it's old-skool members, Memphis McCool mixes a jelly jar cocktail of soul, guitar rock, and funky-ass jams that will not abide you to sit still.