Tomar and the FCs is a soul band out of Austin, Texas.
Lead singer, Tomar Williams, got his start singing lead and playing various instruments on the Chitlin Circuit with his family band as a youngster. He worked as a musician and backup singer on the Austin scene in the 80s and 90s. Starting in the late 90’s, Tomar and his brother, Salih, produced iconic southern Hip-Hop tracks for Big Mo, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and many more. In the early 2010s, he played keys and helped lead the Black Ties, the backing band for Texas soulstress Latasha Lee.
In 2015, three decades after his last show with the family band, Tomar returned to his roots as a frontman. Tomar and the FCs debuted during SXSW and released their first EP, “Day by Day”, in October. Deborah Sengupta Stith of the Austin American Statesman selected it as one of her top releases of the year writing, “Williams shows his own soul chops with searing vocals that drip with blood, sweat and tears”.
Tomar and the FCs opened 2016 with a NYE show at the historic Austin Continental Club and played an official SXSW showcase in March. In June, NPR music selected the FCs to represent Austin for their Tiny Desk Concert series. In November, the band released their debut album, “Heart Attack”, recorded and mixed at Level One studio with Grammy winning artist/engineer Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, and Echocentrics).
Tomar Williams – Vocals
David Earl – Organ
Mitch Fischels – Bass
Andy Tenberg – Guitar
Paul Kresowik – Drums