Formed in 1982 by Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol and Carl McIntosh, Loose End (as they were originally known) were the first all-black British band to be signed to the Virgin Records label. After several unsuccessful singles they changed their name to Loose Ends, enlisted producer Nick Martinelli, and started to make an impression on the soul/dance scene with a series of excellent releases. Their major breakthrough came with the Top 20 singles Hangin On A String (Contemplating) and Magic Touch, and their second album So Where Are You, featuring backing vocals by American singer Joanna Gardner. Subsequent singles and albums were not as successful, but they developed a busy sideline as songwriters and producers (Juliet Roberts, Five Star, Lavine Hudson). Following the disbandment of the original line-up, McIntosh returned in 1990 with new members Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman, breaking into the Top 20 with Dont Be A Fool.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.