"you can just sit back and enjoy life because you get the feeling that Tillett is in his element and your own life seems validated somewhat due to his genuine artistry"
WILL ARNOTT, Drum Media, re: Excelsior Hotel, April 4, 2004
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s LOUIS TILLETT provided a commanding and distinctive presence on the Australian alternative music scene. He was a softly spoken individual, yet it was his rich baritone singing voice (once described as “burning like a deep wound… like it’s oozing from the cracks of a tomb”), characteristic keyboard technique and exceptional song writing skills that earned him a reputation as an artist of considerable imagination, authority and conviction, and as a sideman of redoubtable stature. In addition to leading groups like the Wet Taxis, Paris Green and the Aspersion Caste, his work as a backing musician with Catfish, Ed Kuepper, the New Christs and Tex Perkins kept him firmly in the public eye.
Ian McFarlane (Author of ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop’)
Louis Tillett could play anywhere, at any time, and still stop you in your tracks"
OLLY SHARWOOD Livid Festival, Brisbane, Oct 5, 1996
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