Loose Ends was formed in London in 1980 by Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol. The trio found success in both the UK and USA, topping the US Billboard R&B Chart in 1985. They were the first Black British band to do so. 

1980s R&B fused elements of rhythm and blues, funk, Afro-Caribbean musical traditions, pop and soul. High production values gave the genre a polished feel that led to lots of radio air-play for bands such as Loose Ends.

After their breakout success in the 1980s, Loose Ends have gone through many iterations, reforming in the last few years to continue creating new music together. They have recently signed with a new label, Digital Jukebox Records. Their smooth sound continues to inspire new musicians in the funk and R&B genres.

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Loose Ends
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Black Music Collection #12

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