Music and Literature

$4,740 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 66 people in 7 months
Created May 6, 2018
This campaign is an open-ended one...which is updated as things change.

Recently a Flat fire has destroyed everything of Louis' personal archives and music stock.

So this gofundme has now turned into "Emergency relief" before it again becomes about renewal and moving forward in a longer term, and creative way.

Thankfully we have seen a lot of forward movement in recent years
thanks very much to your support.

We have:
Launched the band "The Art of Darkness".
Launched Three (3) websites, including an Online Store.
Done some regional touring in South East Queensland.
Restored the Touring Van (which looks after Travel & Accommodation)
And we have plans to do some more concerts in late 2018 around the Sydney Metropolitan area and surrounds.

And further to this....

The planned projects I have lined up
2018/19 include :

New Album,

an Audio Book

and continued concerts and mini-tours.

The GOAL Amount set will NOT cover the costs of these projects fully.

But it WILL get things started, to help me to get a head-start on them.

To enable me to keep the whole show on the road, 
I have also created a Patreon platform - to give something
unique back to Patrons as I undertake these projects.

But it too, is a Creative Project, in it's own right.

If you wish to join the Adventure as a Patron....you may also like
to have a look at at  https://www.patreon.com/LouisTheTillett

These projects are already underway,
and there are others in the Pipeline.

After some discussion with previous and current contributors to my crowdfunding family,
I have decided it is best to adjust the goal amount, as I deal with the issues at hand.

As one is addressed, I will move onto the next. Thanks to your faith in my process, I will prioritize my goals as I go (as change is the only constant).

So, I have set up this Fund 
for downloads of my MUSIC
in the form of Digital Albums

to allow my projects to advance in a timely manner.

Every person who donates will receive an email from me...where you can reply and request whatever album/s you would like there. 

Thanks in advance for your continued support.
It has been a game-changer for me these past few years.

Photo by Nick Andrews from "The Art Of Darkness" March 2015.29582734_15256425880_r.jpeg
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More Silver Linings.... The Horn Charts for "The Art of Darkness" survived the fire. So too did some rare Touring posters from the 80s and 90s, and a large box of photos, Press releases from Oz and O/S. And the majority of the unreleased Demos and Rehearsals from Wet Taxis, The Ego Trippers from Hell and The Aspersion Caste also managed to escape, fully intact. This is great news for the National Film and Sound Archives - and for any future Retrospective releases.
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From Rachael. Do you have giving fatigue? Understandable. So do we. Despite the odds...we keep trying to make Music and Art happen. We just cannot afford to give up. We have to keep trying to bring creation forth, amidst the destruction. If you don't know what we mean...have a look at our recent FB posts. While so much has been lost. There is yet so much to create. If you would like to be a part of that. Here's your chance. Please do what you can. And share. Regards. Rachael
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An Update (A Guest Post):

You probably know by now, that I started a gofundme for Louis Tillett a couple of years ago...after he had been "absent" for some time.

It was a risky thing but I decided that I would do whatever I could - so that we would no longer be pushed down and have to live as invisible people.

Some of you may have learned about why we have had to stay "underground" - due to certain people working to undermine us (and, in fact, destroy us) - Louis especially.

Right now...we can only move forward. There is little we can do about what has passed.

If you can share this or donate...it means that so much more becomes possible.

Amid all this destruction there needs to be some creation.

And right now...this is our best hope to move forward in a timely manner.

Thanks for your support. Warmest regards. Rachael Slattery
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Only 1 month ago we announced that our sympathetic mechanic had found a "workaround" for the Van and "she" was "saved". Yup...the old Van. The mechanic (from the local wreckers) had a soft spot for old cars, and agreed this was NOT one for the crusher.
After spending a whole month sourcing a replacement Engine (to save us from replacing the Head and then this thing and that thing...as you do with old cars), he found more problems anyway. He has done a lot of work at a discount...which has been great. So, the GOOD news...we will now have the BEST Toyota 1983 Hiace on Earth...IF and WHEN we can pay the bill!
The BAD news is we really are running out of time before we are into Blue Slip territory. And if we are going to do these planned gigs then this Van is our Transport and Accommodation. SO...at the risk of giving everybody "giving fatigue"...and having tried to find a way to raise the money (through the shop)...we are here to ask for your help. We have already paid $2200 for the deposit and towing. How much are we short? $1500 for the parts and labour. And $800 for the Green Slip. After that...life is sweet. And gigs are back on the agenda. Anything you can do, as always, will be met with gratitude...and free music..if you are happy to accept a small reward. Kindly. Louis, Rachael & Jack.
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Raised by 66 people in 7 months
Created May 6, 2018
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