Tomar Williams was born in Las Vegas and moved with his family to Austin, Texas in 1986. Â HeÂ got his start singing lead and playing various instruments on the Chitlin Circuit with his family band as a youngster. After years with the family band, Tomar branched out and establishedÂ himself on the Austin music scene as a keyboardist. Â In the 90s,Â Tomar and his brother, Salih, formed the production team â€œCarnival Beatsâ€. They went on to produce iconic Hip- Hop tracks for Big Mo, Mike Jones, and many more.
In 2015, Tomar decided to return to his roots in soul music and was introduced to The FCs, a new instrumental band on the Austin scene. Tomar and the FCs was born. In October of that year, the band self recorded and released their first EP, â€œDay by Dayâ€. Deborah Sengupta Stith of the Austin American Statesman selected it as one of her top releases of the year writing, â€œWilliams shows his own soul chops with searing vocals that drip with blood, sweat and tearsâ€.
Bayou City Funk is a 10 piece funk machine out of Houston .