A Suspected Arson Attack
Louis Tillett is alive, safe and as well as can be expected following a suspicious fire at his home address. Police are of course looking very seriously at this matter.
Most of his personal effects were wiped out, and much of his personal stock of CDs and Vinyls, and some of his precious Music memorabilia was lost. But most of his rare recordings, posters and Press releases from his 30 plus years of playing Music around the world, remain unscathed and salvaged from the ashes. This will be stored, along with the Master recordings already in the safe hands of the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. And there will be a time when Louis, himself will be assisting them to catalog, curate and present this collection, as their priority to display his as a "Heritage Artist".
The Video below is TV News Footage showing some of what happened. What cannot be shown or shared is the genuine shock of such an event. In order to assist Louis in this period of recovery, there is a gofundme campaign which is open and ongoing, which WAS to assist him in his upcoming creative undertakings, but has been briefly converted into a short term relief fund.
The link, for those wishing to DONATE is here: https://www.gofundme.com/Album-Book-Gigs
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The two Wet Taxis videos for "C'Mon" and "Sailor's Dream" and the video for The Aspersion Caste's "Carousel" are now ready to view on the Music page.
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So many of you were supportive, receptive and generous enough to allow me to achieve many of my goals in recent years, by enabling me to return to playing Live Music again, and launching "The Art Of Darkness".
Further to this you helped me to create a "Living Archive", on behalf of the National Film and Sound Archives, which became www.louistillettmusic.com, where my entire catalog was, downloaded freely, to thank the many responsible for launching the platform.
After some time it was decided that it was necessary for me to set up the SHOP, to facilitate future recordings and to work in conjunction with other platforms (such as Spotify, iTunes and others) where all of my back catalog has now been made available.
This next phase of my personal and musical journey requires for me to apply myself wholly and solely to the purpose of creating NEW MUSIC.
And having been granted the reward and responsibility of commanding a genuine sea-going vessel, I am now called to return to the place I love most...the Ocean, which has long been the place I have derived the most inspiration from.
Now that my Music is available widely and freely to anyone who seeks it out, I am able to free myself and embark on a journey, both physically, and metaphorically, over the horizon. And I would like to invite you to join me.
Everyone who becomes a PATRON will have full access to everything to be shared on this voyage. This means Poetry, Journals, Video Journals, Music sketches, Action Footage and any other material that forms a part of the storytelling. Varying rewards are offered for higher contributions.
But at the end of this journey, you will all be credited with the resulting creative works...such as an album, a doco, an audiobook, a written book, or anything else that is born. Most importantly I hope that this story can inspire us all. Remember - it was only 3 years or so ago that I was destitute and living in a Van. Now, all things seem possible, I feel dutybound to share this coming artistic endeavour with you, as the story unfolds.
"Forthwith this frame of mind was wrenched, With a woeful agony,