All of my Albums (to date) are now available, Digitally, across these platforms.
Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer,
Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet
The Story Shall be Told....not by land, but by sea....
"Forthwith this frame of mind was wrenched,
With a woeful agony,
Which forced me to begin my tale;
And then it left me free"
Like a Captain drawing an arc on a map, I have navigated through an amazing journey with you all in the the past few years. But the epic journey I am about to undertake will require more serious and careful planning, and your support, as I sail the high seas.I am now seeking a virtual crew to join me as I explore these unchartered waters...and document the entire experience, to be shared exclusively with my Patrons, with new works to be published at a later date with the rest of the world. In the meantime, I leave you all with my music, on the websites, and soon, across all platforms. I welcome my new Patrons.
All comers will be met with a video of an old sea dog... I ask Rachael not to video me.. but she persists...and we discuss the benefits of boat life... how the stress melts away, the creative mind comes alive, the dappled sun brings a dreamy state upon us all. It's the "before" video. And I invite you all to come on board...and help me complete this real-time, real life documentary - about creating music, prose, poetry and film at sea.
The Shop has arrived
As of today, the 8 Original Solo albums and the Retrospective are available for sale for $8 AUD. Also great news is that not only is the website proving to be mobile friendly, but all payment options are now available...Apple Pay, Google/Android Pay, Paypal and Stripe. All covered. All secure.
And there is a simple checkout system if you want to buy more than 1 album at a time. Until such time as another platform partner is involved, I have kept the price very reasonable...as it probably works out to be only a few Euro or about $5 USD.
Anyway..the BEST news for me is I have finally reached the goal of having everything available for SALE under one roof. No more finding out that people can't find the music, even with New Releases. It's all here. And it's available NOW!
The Master website is coming!!!
After being on a very steep learning curve, and being ably assisted by so many of you...with support of crowdfunding, advice, feedback, and even technical support... one of my Ultimate Goals for decades now is about to come home to roost. I have regained my ownership over www.louistillett.com. And I have worked out the bugs, in the process of setting up this shared resource with you. So, very soon, I will have a very special website to share...which should also herald some other new directions in my Musical and Creative life. I believe there is still a place for this "Grass Roots" site...for Fans, and Newbies...as a living archive..in line with the Mission and the shared values of the National Film and Sound Archives. But the coming website will probably be somewhat more sophisticated, and innovative. Stay tuned friends. And thanks for staying on the ride with me. Louis
When I was touring a lot in Europe, Normal Records asked for a distinctly different type of album from me. It was to represent the live and acoustic sound of my concerts in Germany, Greece and other parts of Europe. At times, it was in solo form, or with Charlie Owen and other collaborations. There was also one tour with The Aspersion Caste in the early days. So we started with "The Ugly Truth". Following it's success, we moved onto "Midnight Rain", and completed the set with "Life@The Basement" aka "Live @ The Basement".
They were fairly low budget recordings, which was fine, since we were trying to capture a live feel. The final album was entirely Live...at The Basement, of course...and was also filmed as part of the documentary "A Night At Sea" for Round The Outside Productions. It was first screened on ABC TV in 2000 in Australia. Please enjoy these albums, which were once Mail Order only - limited to 2000 copies, through Normal Records, Return To Sender, and Glitterhouse Mail Order. Feel free to leave your comments below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also on Facebook and Twitter @LouisTheTillett. LT
It is because of these altruistic people, that I can allow EVERYONE to listen to and download my entire musical catalogue, so I can get on with new projects. And in reality, anything over and above the maintenance costs of the site, go directly towards those new projects...whether that be collaborations, studio time, keeping the Van on the road, and touring and accommodation costs. It is an expensive past-time - making music. So "From Me To You" Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And for those who cannot afford to donate...please SHARE the website link...and the music...and feel free to leave a comment or contact me anytime.
With the launch of a new album and the unusual format of allowing all music to be downloaded freely, I have found great support, with an average of 1000 unique visitors per week. This is based purely on Word of Mouth with referrals mostly from Facebook. So that's a good sign to me, that the site was something you were all interested in seeking out.
I am glad that I persisted in this mission to bring you my entire body of work...and trust your good intentions. Please continue to enjoy the music, the pictures, and stories while it is still free. And I will continue to upload more content, in between musical projects and live concert commitments. You can also find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/LouisTheTillett and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/louistillett/.
Warmest regards. Louis Tillett
PS. Feel free to leave comments here or on the Contact page. I'd love to hear from you.
The Bison Bar is a premier venue in South East Queensland - who have put up a link to 50 Pre-Sale tickets at the link here and reserving another 20 for the Door, on the night. Details and Ticketing at: www.stickytickets.com.au/60434/louis_tillet.aspx
I am playing at The Junk Bar in Ashgrove (nth Brisbane) on Friday 17th November 2017. There are only 50 Tickets on Sale at https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=80291
Be quick to get in. We may be able to put on an extra show. But only if we these ones sell quickly.
I hope to see you there! Louis
MUSIC DOWNLOADS ARE WORKING!!
As you will see on the Home Page...there are instructions for Downloading the Music. When the site was launched, there were no issues. But we have found a few people had some issues, while others did not. While we investigate why the Download Arrow, on download files has disappeared for some, please find the alternative option, just as effective, but perhaps more useful to Desktop/Laptop Users, as it requires a Mouse Click Option.
The instructions are as follows..
When you select to Download a track, a window will open and the track will start playing. Every PC/Device is different. If there is no download arrow as shown in the screenshot below, you can still download by right-clicking on it, and choosing Save Audio As.
Please feel free to download as much as you like. I would appreciate some feedback here about what you have downloaded, and your thoughts here. Soon I will have an "Inventory" mechanism in place to monitor what is actually being downloaded. But in any case, I always like to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments, or to contact me through the contact form. My thanks to Leisa Clements for her patience, and persistence, by finding the above "work-around".
If you are reading this first Journal post, then you are probably one of the very people who supported me in getting the website up and running, through gofundme, or have been asked to become a Test Pilot for the site, or you have been invited as a special guest or maybe you are just one of the first people from Facebook who have heard the news. Regardless of how you have found this page, please do leave a comment and share anything you find interesting or entertaining on Social Media, or by good old "word of mouth". And feel free to give me any feedback about the look, feel, and sound of the site, as candidly as you like.
I have tried to bring as much of my Catalogue and associated content together, in time for the Launch - planned for the end of the second week of September. But I will endeavour to update the site, regularly, with the always inevitable missing credits, and more content, such as original press clippings, photos, music, and other material, as they come to me. My own private collection is substantial, and as yet largely unseen. But so far, what you see here, for instance, in The Vault, are mainly from contributions by you, from Facebook Pages and Groups (where I will continue to correspond from time to time).
I have not yet uploaded the Return To Sender albums, but you can hear songs from them in The Vault, in the 2BOB Interviews. The reason I have held off sharing these 3 albums, is because they were limited editions, and were designed to complement and give context to the Original Studio Recording Albums.
I think that a lot of people have yet to hear all of the Original Albums. And I think it's best to give people time to explore these. And of course, I would like to also draw your attention to To Ride A Dead Pony, which I have been holding on to for just such a special occasion as this launch! I hope you enjoy this Retrospective collection of recordings, representative of my many incarnations, and spanning over 30 years plus. Please refer to the liner notes by John McPharlin to illustrate just why it was created.
It has been a long, and arduous road to get here. But I am satisfied that I have everything in one place, and that I have managed to maintain complete ownership over, not only my copyright, but my publishing, and my own image, which basically means, I can give myself permission to do what I want with my own music, and images. And that's more unusual than it sounds. It means, for instance, that should anyone wish to license any songs for soundtracks or other works, they need only come direct to me to arrange anything. And that could be something as simple as having my permission, and getting the spelling of my name right. Since I am the registered publisher with AMCOS, I am required to keep track of where my music is broadcast or reproduced, as much as possible.
Dolly Parton once said "Who would believe that it costs so much to look this cheap?". But I have tried to make the website as professional and easy to use as possible and yet maintain a relaxed, grass-roots "feel" - according to the punk and independent music aesthetic, from which the music was originally born. It has been a costly exercise to give my music to everyone. So I am grateful beyond words, for everyone who has contributed to crowdfunding to cover the initial costs of getting this up and running, and to those who continued to contribute in the early days.
So please explore to heart's content and let me know what you think. This is your site too!