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Let Loose

From: Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Active: 1988-199?

Style: rock/metal



Let Loose were a rock/metal band who played the Wicklow/Dublin/Kildare areas from their inception in 1988/89 until their demise sometime in the 90s. Their chief influences were AC/DC, Iron Maiden, The Cult and Bon Jovi, and they covered all of these bands in their live set. Their local venue was a place called The Stables in Greystones, Co.Wicklow. They also played Rock garden in Dublin several times. They supported many of the bigger local names of the day including An Emotional Fish, The Stunning, Brush Shields, etc.

Let Loose appear on the first "100% Irish" compilation on Break Records. They'd originally entered the track "Come See Me" in a Beatbox competition. Paul Ashford heard it and contacted the band, inviting them to appear on the forthcoming compilation. The CD version of the track was recorded in Com Jones Studios in Bray. The harmony vocals were added in a second session after they'd had some harmony lessons. In return for the fee, the received a number of copies of the compilation with a personaised cover, highlighting the band's track. It gained some airplay on 2fm.

Karl McKenna is till gigging in the Wicklow/Dublin area in a band called Press Play.


• various artists - 100% Irish Vol.1
CD - Break Records - BREAK CD 001 - IRL - 1993
See Compilations section for full track listing.


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