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Birth nameTomas Henry Gaynor
OriginAdelaide, South Australia
GenresHip hop, indie pop, pop, indie dance, alternative hip-hop
Years active2011–present
LabelsONETWO Records, Wind-Up Records
Associated actsIlly, T3, Mikey Hundred, Tigerilla, Mallrat, Blak3, Troye Sivan, Asta, Skizzy Mars, Gill Bates, Erik Sanders, Cam Meekins, Tyne James-Organ, The Veronicas

Tomas Henry Gaynor, better known by his stage name Allday, is an Australian rapper from Adelaide, South Australia.[1] Allday became active in 2011, when he began uploading his music for free online. Following his works becoming increasingly popular, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a serious career; although, as of February 2017, he is now based in Los Angeles, California.[2] His works have been influenced by acts such as Silverchair, Frank Ocean, and TLC.[3] Allday released his debut album, Startup Cult, in July 2014 to Australian audiences. Startup Cult achieved success and reached number three on the ARIA Charts.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Tom's mother is from England. He previously attended Mercedes College in Adelaide.[citation needed]

2011–15: Early life and Career origins, mixtapes, Loners Are Cool and Startup Cult[edit]

Tom previously played in a punk band at school called sissycunt, which generated his interest in music.[1] He began producing works under the Allday name in January 2011, after dropping out of art school. He went on a national tour of Australia in May/June 2014. Labelled the Right Now National Tour, he held concerts in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. His debut album to be released in-stores nationally was Startup Cult in July 2014, which a week after its release reached number 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[4] It was supported by a headlining tour around Australia.[5] In December 2014 he released the single "Wolves" featuring Sunni Colón.[6] He featured on Tasmanian singer Asta's song "Dynamite" in 2015. He has also performed stand-up comedy. He was a runner-up for the 2011 Raw Comedy national final.[7] In 2015, he was featured on the Troye Sivan song "for him." on his album Blue Neighbourhood, which was released 4 December 2015.

2016–2017: Speeding[edit]

On 23 June 2016—after a delay from his new label, Wind Up Records—Allday released "Monster Truck", which was produced by Cam Bluff, one of his frequent collaborators.[8] On 15 July 2016 he released the lead single from his upcoming second album, the single was premiered on Triple J and is called "Sides" (featuring Nyne). He later released the single "Send Nudes" on August 24, 2016 which hit the top ten on the iTunes hip-hop charts. He released his fourth single of 2016 on December 15, titled "Raceway". In March, Allday announced his second studio album, titled Speeding, and released a third single "In Motion", with fellow Australian producer Japanese Wallpaper.[9] The album was released on April 21, 2017. He toured his album "Speeding" around Regional Australia with Arno Faraji and Kinder as supports.

2018–present: Starry Night Over the Phone[edit]

In November 2018, Allday released "Wonder Drug", the lead single from his third studio album.[10] The album, titled Starry Night Over the Phone, was released on 12 July 2019, peaked at #7 in Australia; becoming his third top ten album.[11]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Startup Cult 3
  • Released: 21 April 2017
  • Label: OneTwo (ONETWO005)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming, LP
Starry Night Over the Phone
  • Released: 12 July 2019[13]
  • Label: OneTwo (ONETWO008)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming, LP

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
A Skateboard Soirée (with C1)
  • Released: May 2012
  • Label: AllDay
  • Format: Digital download
Loners Are Cool
  • Released: 5 April 2013
  • Label: TeamTrick (TEAM02)
  • Format: Digital download

2013-2015 Songs
  • Released: 12 June 2020[16][17]
  • Label: Allday Music Pty Ltd
  • Formats: Digital download, Streaming
  • Note: Made up of songs from YouTube and Bandcamp uploads from 2013-2015.


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Claude Monet" 2013 Non-album single
"Right Now" 2014 69 Startup Cult
"You Always Know the DJ"
(featuring Sunni Colon)
(with Asta)
2015 66 Non-album single
"Monster Truck" 2016 Non-album single
(featuring Nyne)
"Send Nudes" Non-album single
"Raceway" Speeding
"In Motion"
(featuring Japanese Wallpaper)
"Wonder Drug"[10] 2018 Starry Night Over the Phone
"Protection"[13][20] 2019
(featuring The Veronicas)[21]
"All da Way" Non-album singles
"OTT" 2020


AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2014[22] Startup Cult Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album Nominated
AIR Awards of 2018[23] Speeding Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album Nominated
AIR Awards of 2020[24][25] Starry Night Over the Phone Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album Nominated

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
National Live Music Awards of 2019[26][27] Allday Live Hip Hop Act of the Year Nominated


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  2. ^ Byzantine, Jimmy (3 July 2014). "Allday: "I'm not trying to bring anyone down"". Rip It Up. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Triple J Unearthed".
  4. ^ a b McCabe, Kathy (23 July 2014). "Rapper Allday out to end 'boredom' of hip-hop shows with Startup Cult tour". News Corp.
  5. ^ Frangos, Daniela (14 July 2014). "Allday announces 'Startup Cult' Tour".,.au. Rip It Up. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014.
  6. ^ Newsitem 'Allday Wolves feat. Sunni Colón (Ladies' Sun Hat Edition)' on, 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ Tom Gaynor - RAW Comedy 2011. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
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  15. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2019 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  16. ^ "2013-2015 Songs by Allday". genius. 20 June 2020.
  17. ^ "2013-2015 Songs". Apple Music. 20 June 2020.
  18. ^ Peak positions for singles in Australia:
  19. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". ARIA. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  20. ^ Newstead, Al (22 March 2019). "First Spin: Allday woozy new single 'Protection' is for the lonely hearts". ABC. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  21. ^ Bleach, Thomas (7 June 2019). "Allday and The Veronicas hook up for new collaborations". The Music Network. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
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  26. ^ "HERE ARE YOUR 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES!". NLMA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  27. ^ "AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS ARE…". NLMA. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.