Performer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carl McIntosh of pioneering UK Soul act Loose Ends and a well-loved influence upon most of today’s U.K. soul artists.
One of the top British dance and urban contemporary trios in the early ’80s, Loose Ends formed in London. They were originally called Loose End, and included Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, and Steve Nichol. Virgin signed them in 1981, and their debut was written by Chris and Eddie Amoo of the Real Thing. The group changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983, and signed with MCA in America in 1984. Their single ‘Hanging on a String (Contemplating)’ topped the R&B charts in 1985, and they repeated that achievement in 1986 with ‘Slow Down’. Their last hit was ‘Watching You’ in 1988, which reached number 2. The group shuffled its line-up in 1990 for the release of ‘Look How Long’, with McIntosh now joined by Linda Carriere and Sonay Suleyman.
Carl’s production/remix/songwriting credits include heavyweights from the future and footsteps of soul on both sides of the Atlantic, from D’Angelo, Caron Wheeler and Pete Rock to Leon Ware.
2010 saw the return of Carl with The Loose Ends Experience, with more live shows and the introduction of The Loose Ends Sound System. 2012 was a busy year and included an album release plus more live dates and tours both in Europe and the US where his fan base remains strong.
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