A single, “Cmon “, which was a cover of an Atlantics song followed on Hot Records who also released an album, “From The Archives” in1985. Line-up changes and the Rob Younger-produced “Sailors Dreams” 45 on Citadel followed before the band broke up and Tillett went solo.

Side projects like No Dance (with Bretty Myers  of Died Pretty  and Damien Lovelock of Celibate Rifles)and the live Paris Green preceded the debut solo album, “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell”.

Tillett briefly played with Catfish, the side project for Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, before signing with major label imprint Blue Mosque. He collaborated with ex-West Taxis bandmate Penny Ikinger and guitarist Charlie Owen intermittently, and made inroads into Europe. 

He was the subject of a documentary in 2000, "A Night At Sea With Louis Tillett".
At times better known in Europe than he was in his home country, Louis struggled with mental health throughout his career. His last studio album, “Soliloquy”, was released in 2006 and he played only intermittently in the years until his death.