Beats and Eats with Chef Oliver Sitrin of Blind Butcher
Chef Oliver Sitrin (Blind Butcher), Tomar & The FC's
Thu Aug 10 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$70.00 - $750.00
This exclusive 4-course dinner will see a different local chef tempt the palates of each lucky foodie with mouthwateringly unique plates reflective of each chef’s culinary style. Matched with each dish will be a cocktail pairing that will be sure to compliment the robust flavors of each course and a post dessert intimate performance by way of the included bands.http://www.granadatheater.com/event/1505206/
This exclusive 4-course dinner will see a different local chef tempt the palates of each lucky foodie with mouthwateringly unique plates reflective of each chef's culinary style. Matched with each dish will be a cocktail pairing that will be sure to compliment the robust flavors of each course and a post dessert intimate performance by way of the included bands.
Beats & Eats Includes the Following:
• Cocktail Reception from 7pm to 8pm
• 4-Course Dinner + Complimentary Cocktail Pairings
• Post Dinner Concert + (2) Drink Tickets (After Drink Tickets Used – Bar Transitions to Cash Bar)
• Portion of Beats & Eats Proceeds to Benefit Promise of Peace Community Garden
Chitlin Circuit with his family band, 6:AM, as a youngster. For more than 20
years, starting in the late 80s, Tomar played keys and sang back up in numerous
bands on the Austin scene. In the late 90’s, Tomar and his brother, Salih, formed
the production team “Carnival Beats”. They went on to produce iconic Hip-Hop
tracks for Big Mo, Mike Jones, and Paul Wall. Tomar also played keys in and
helped lead the Black Ties, the backing band for Texas soul singer Latasha Lee.
In 2015, Tomar decided to return to his roots as a frontman and Tomar and the FCs
debuted during SXSW of 2015. In October of 2015, the band self recorded and
released their first EP, “Day by Day”. 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”.
The band opened 2016 with a NYE show at the historic Austin Continental Club.
In March, they were selected to play an official showcase at SXSW. In June, NPR
Music picked Tomar and the FCs out of hundreds of Austin entries to represent the
city for their Tiny Desk Concert series.
“Heart Attack”, the band’s debut album, was released in November of 2016. It
was recorded and mixed at Level One studio with Grammy winning artist/engineer
Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, and Echocentrics). Sam Harrell of
KUTX.org wrote that the album is, “Pure soul, pure energy…Heart Attack, the
single from the band’s latest album of the same name, is an electric three minute
ride of some of the purest blues/soul we’ve heard lately.” In January of 2017, the
band was selected as KUTX Artist of the Month and played iconic Austin record
store Waterloo Record’s first in-store performance of 2017. The band has a busy
2017 scheduled with numerous club and festival performances, all culminating in
October with a slot at Austin City Limits Music Festival. They are currently
working on their second full length album.
Tomar Williams – Vocals
David Earl – Organ
Mitch Fischels – Bass
Andy Tenberg – Guitar
Paul Kresowik – Drums