Biography

Let Loose are a British pop/rock trio, featuring Richie Wermerling (born 11 May 1968 in Whitechapel, London, England) on lead vocals and keyboards, Rob Jeffrey (born 30 November 1967 in Romford, Essex, England) on guitars and backing vocals, and Lee J Murray (born 14 May 1970 in Edgware in London, England) on drums, percussion and backing vocals.

The band initially scored minor success in the UK Singles Chart with their two of their first three singles “Crazy For You” (#44) and “Seventeen” (#44).[1] They also released “Face To Face” which was withdrawn from sale by the record label. “Crazy For You” was re-released in the UK entering the UK Singles Chart at #24, and climbing to finally reach a #2 peak selling over 400,000 copies in the process. The success of “Crazy For You” led to a remix of “Seventeen” - the track was unable to match the popularity of “Crazy For You” and peaked at #11.

With two hit singles secured, their debut album entitled Let Loose featuring keyboard player Adam Lee[2] was released peaking at #20 and selling 60,000 copies. The album release was followed by the single “One Night Stand” which peaked at #12. The final track to be taken from the album was the ballad “Best In Me” which, according to the album sleeve, was recorded in lead singer’s Wermerling’s bedroom at the age of fifteen. The track became their second UK Top 10 hit peaking at #8

The outfit then embarked on a UK tour, and after a seven month hiatus Let Loose returned with a new single “Everybody Say Everybody Do” which peaked at #29. Another seven months passed before a new single was released - a cover of the Bread track “Make It with You”. The single reached #7 and giving the group their third Top 10 success.[1] This was followed with “‘Take It Easy” which peaked at #25.[1]

The follow-up album Rollercoaster was released and peaked at #42 with sales of less than 30,000 copies. Two months later a final single was released from the album in time for the Christmas market but “Darling Be Home Soon” became one of the band’s lowest charting singles reaching #65,[1] and Let Loose split up shortly afterwards. Richie joined the band ‘Bottlefly’, Rob Jeffrey continued playing guitar in other projects and Lee Murray became a DJ, session drummer, and has worked in management with Holly Valance, Kelly Brook and Page 3 model Keeley Hazell

In 1998 a Best of Let Loose album was released, but missed out on a UK Albums Chart position.

In 2006 Wermerling released his debut solo album, Lost. The album was released and funded by Wermerling and was available for download and as a CD through CDBaby.com and Wermerling’s own website, but failed to make the chart.

In early 2008 Wermerling and Murray reunited to write and record together under the Let Loose name - Rob Jeffrey was contacted but declined to be involved in the band’s comeback. As of December 2008 four new songs had been added to the official Let Loose MySpace page and a photo shoot has taken place. The band reported via MySpace that they are currently in talks with several record labels, regarding possible recording contracts for the band. Shortly afterward Wermerling and Murray parted way, however this time, Wermerling recruited four other all new band members. The album Paint It In Gold was released independently in May 2009 available as a limited CD through Wermerling’s own website, and the first live appearance of Let Loose with their new line-up was on 4 June 2009.

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