Having grown up on a farm on the Mornington Peninsula, Tom is strongly influenced by the ocean beaches and natural openness of his hometown. Other influences include cinematic scores by Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, John Barry & John Williams, as well as early electronic artists such as Moby, Daft Punk, Brian Eno and The Chemical Brothers. Now residing in Inner-Melbourne, Tom composes in the hours between writing a PhD thesis, enjoying the balance of two complementary worlds. Characteristically ambient and downtempo, Tom Day fashions sounds that relax and inspire out of the acoustic universe beyond the research lab.
The music of Tom Day has been used in independent film and documentaries from around the world, and clients who have licensed his tracks include National Geographic, Volvo, New York Times, Holden and Momondo. Tom releases music independently and, in 2015, played several live shows in Melbourne, including Melbourne Music Week. Having worked on an array of joint projects with other musicians and visual artists, Tom is deeply drawn to the synthesis of sound and image.