Tommy Ill

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Tommy Ill
Tommy 6 (c)David James.jpg
Background information
OriginWellington, New Zealand
GenresHip Hop, Indie
MembersTom Young
Buck Beauchamp
Kelvin Neal
Brian Hainsworth
James Beavis

Tommy Ill is a Wellington, New Zealand based rapper.[1] Tommy Ill is one man, Tom Young, though the live band has a revolving cast of members: Kelvin Neal, Buck Beauchamp, James Beavis and Brian Hainsworth. Tommy's music has a reputation for being quirky, witty and eclectic.[2][3] Though Tommy Ill songs involve rapping, and hip-hop style beats and samples, he is more often seen playing with indie/electro acts than with hip-hop acts.[4]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title
2013 Fearless Bueller
  • Released: 6 May 2013
  • Label: Bandcamp
  • Format: Digital
2012 New Hat and a Haircut
  • Released: 2 April 2012
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD and Digital
2010 Tommy Ill
  • Released: 23 August 2010
  • Label: Loop Recordings/Border
  • Format: CD and Digital

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
2006 Toast and Tea Kettles
  • Released: 7 December 2006
  • Label: Empathy Recordings
  • Format: CD and Digital
2008 Matchsticks
  • Released: 4 October 2008
  • Label: Loop Recordings/Border
  • Format: CD and Digital
2009 Come Home Mr. Ill
  • Released: 17 November 2009
  • Label: Loop Recordings/Border
  • Format: CD and Digital

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Tommy Ill - Amplifier NZ Music".
  2. ^ "3 News - Tommy Ill - Music robots and breaking teeth".
  3. ^ "GrooveGuide - Tommy Ill: New Hat and A Haircut". Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  4. ^[permanent dead link]