This group was bumping in the clubs back in the day “Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)” was the jam. Loose Ends were from London and achieved success in the 1970’s in the U.K. By 1981 they signed with Virgin Records and crossed the pond. They were the first British Band to top the U.S Billboard Chart. I think this was the start of R&B groups and artists from the U.K. really invading the U.S. The original members consist of vocalist and guitarist Carl McIntosh, vocalist Jane Eugene, and keyboard player, writer and founder Steve Nichol. Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol left the group in 1989, bringing an end to the band's most popular phase. They had several hit songs when they broke up “Slow Down”, "Watching You (Watching Me)", “Hangin’ on a String (Comtemplating)”. Carl McIntosh currently performs under the name 'Loose Ends Experience' or 'Loose Ends'. All you had to do was put on a Loose Ends song and the party was on. If they had not split up, I wonder would they be as successful today.