Tom Gaynor, better known by his stage name AllDay, is an Australian rapper from Adelaide, South Australia. Allday became active in 2011, when Gaynor began uploading his music for free online. Following his works becoming increasingly popular, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a serious career. It was around this time when Allday was based in Melbourne that he attended lessons with headteacher Peter Vox at Vox Singing Academy. Primarily to work on his singing voice more so than he’s rapping. His works have been influenced by bands such as Silverchair, Frank Ocean, and TLC. Allday released his debut album, Startup Cult, in July 2014 with critical acclaim to Australian audiences. Startup Cult achieved amazing success and reached number 3 on the ARIA Charts and Number 1 on the Australian hip hop and R&B charts. Gaynor/Allday also raps under the alter ego, MC Disturbance.
2011–15: Early life and Career origins, mixtapes, Loners Are Cool and Startup Cult
Gaynor previously played in a punk band at school called sissycunt, which generated his interest in music. He began producing works under the Allday name in January 2011, after dropping out of art school. He has released an album, an EP and a number of mixtapes to date. These include Soon I’ll Be in Cali, A Skateboard Soiree, Euphoria, Noue Yesue, Soon I’ll Be in Cali 2 and Loners Are Cool. 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. It was supported by a headlining tour around Australia. In December 2014 he released the single “Wolves” featuring Sunni Colón. He featured on Tasmanian singer Asta’s song “Dynamite” in 2015. Gaynor has also performed stand-up comedy. He was a runner-up for the 2011 Raw Comedy national final. In 2015, he was featured on the Troye Sivan song “for him.” on his album Blue Neighbourhood, which was released 4 December 2015.
Upcoming second album
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 Allday’s frequent collaborators. 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). Allday later released the single “Send Nudes” on August 24, 2016 which hit the top ten on the iTunes hip-hop charts.
As of February 2017, Allday is now based in Los Angeles, California. The relocation to America is allowing Allday to work and collaborate with some of hip-hops biggest producers and artists in preparation to release he’s 3rd album due to be released late 2017/ early 2018 and to break the lucrative American market.
Unfortunately Allday does not have any tour dates or commitments booked for Australia in the near future. So when he is in town next be sure to check him out are as he will be predominately focusing on the American and European market.