In Europe he is now recognized as a significant singer/song writer, capable of
rendering audiences spellbound in rapt attention with just his piano and his voice, while in Australia he has an enviable reputation as a bandleader and catalyst of a succession of inventive and uninhibited groups, equally capable of driving audiences into frenzies of excitement.
John McPharlin 2003
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
Livid Festival, Brisbane,
Oct 5, 1996
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