The FCs are a world-class act that combines the foot-tapping retro feel of Motown’s Berry Gordy era with the driving, vibing, blues-based riffs of rock and roll’s greatest artists. On top of it all is Tomar Williams, a raw and soulful singer with decades of experience onstage.
Don’t miss Tomar and the FCs at Old Settler’s!Although Tomar and the FCs released their debut album in November 2016, each of the band’s members are veterans of the Austin live music scene. It was only after a full-fledged career as one half of the famed Texas hip-hop production team Carnival Beats that Tomar met the FCs and began his return to the R&B and soul music that inspired him in his youth.
At that point, the FCs were an instrumental group making a name for themselves on the Austin live music scene. With Tomar Williams on lead vocals, the band was ready to record and release its first EP, Day by Day.
Day by Day made an impression on more than a few Austin music scene writers and tastemakers. These include Deborah Senguptah Stith of the Austin American Statesman, who selected it as one of the top releases of 2015.
The band also made it onto NPR’s Tiny Desk series, and quickly leveraged their newfound exposure to perform for audiences in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. SXSW selected them for an official showcase in March of 2016. In November of that year, the band released its debut album Heart Attack, a callback to the soulful attitude of the Four Tops, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and other R&B legends of that era.
Tomar and the FCs recorded Heart Attack with Grammy Award-winning engineer Adrian Quesada at Level On Studio in Austin. The band’s vintage sound attracted regional radio station KUTX, who named the group its January 2017 Artist of the Month and put its songs on daily rotation.
After a busy 2017 spent working the festival circuit and tightening their sound, the band is currently working on its third recording, due out in Fall 2018.
With the group’s signature tight, funky sound and irreplaceable vintage feel, Tomar and the FCs promise an exciting performance for this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Catch them live on April 20th in Tilmon, Texas, just south of Lockhart at our beautiful, brand-new location. Tickets are available now – get yours while advance prices are still available!
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