Let Loose

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Let Loose
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresPop, pop rock
Years active1993–1996
LabelsMercury Records
  • Richie Wermerling
  • Rob Jeffrey
  • Lee Murray

Let Loose are a British pop trio, featuring Richie Wermerling (born Richard John Wermerling, 11 May 1968 in Whitechapel, London) on lead vocals and keyboards, Rob Jeffrey (born Robert George Edward Jeffrey, 30 November 1967 in Romford, Essex) on guitars and backing vocals, and Lee J. Murray (born 14 May 1970 in Edgware, Middlesex) on drums, percussion and backing vocals; the reformed line-up were due to tour the UK on the "Another Time, Another Place"[1] arena tour in November 2014, however the tour was cancelled only two weeks after tickets went on sale.[2]


The band initially scored minor success in the UK Singles Chart with two of their first three singles, "Crazy for You" (#44) and "Seventeen" (#44),[3] they also released "Face to Face" which was withdrawn from sale by their record label. "Crazy for You" was re-released in the UK entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 24, and climbing to finally reach a No. 2 peak. 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 No. 11.

Their debut album entitled Let Loose featuring keyboard player Adam Lee was released peaking at No. 20 and selling 100,000 copies. The album release was followed by the single "One Night Stand" which peaked at No. 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 No. 8.[3]

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 No. 29. Another seven months passed before a new single was released – a cover of the Bread track "Make It with You"; the single reached No. 7 and gave the group their third Top 10 success.[3] This was followed with "'Take It Easy" which peaked at No. 25.[3]

The follow-up album Rollercoaster was released and peaked at No. 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 the band's lowest charting single reaching No. 65,[3] and Let Loose split up shortly afterwards. Wermerling joined the band Bottlefly, Rob Jeffrey continued playing guitar in other projects and Lee Murray became a DJ and 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 photoshoot 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 afterwards, 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.

In April 2014, it was announced that the original line-up, including Rob Jeffrey, were reforming for an arena tour called "Another Time, Another Place",[1] they were due to share the bill with other 1990s and 2000s acts, All Saints, Atomic Kitten, East 17, Big Brovaz and Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base. The tour was due to visit eight UK cities in November 2014. Just two weeks after the tickets went on sale, the tour was cancelled, it was unclear whether Let Loose would continue with the planned reunion.[2]



List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Let Loose 20
  • Released: 16 September 1996
  • Labels: Mercury Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
Paint It in Gold
  • Released: 8 June 2009
  • Labels: Psychobabble
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
The Best of Let Loose
The Best of Let Loose: 1993–2013
  • Released: 16 October 2013
  • Labels: Psychobabble
  • Formats: Digital download


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Crazy for You" 1993 44 Let Loose
"The Way I Wanna Be" 82
"Face to Face" 1994
"Seventeen" 44
"Crazy for You" (re-release) 2 67 28 91 7
  • 8th best-selling single of 1994 in the UK
"Seventeen" (re-release) 1995 11 28
"One Night Stand" 12
"Best in Me" 8
"Everybody Say, Everybody Do" 1996 29 Rollercoaster
"Make It with You" 7 29
"Take It Easy" 25
"Darling Be Home Soon" 65
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released


  1. ^ a b http://letloosemusic.com/?p=1202
  2. ^ a b http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/20/tours-set-to-feature-all-saints-atomic-kitten-east-17-and-other-reformed-pop-bands-cancelled-4703933/
  3. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 318. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ a b c UK chart peaks:
  5. ^ a b "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. 7 September 2001. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  6. ^ Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  7. ^ "レット・ルースの画像、レット・ルースの経歴・プロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 1 July 2013.

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