Andy Cox

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Andy Cox
Birth nameAndrew Cox
Born (1956-01-25) 25 January 1956 (age 63)
Birmingham, England
GenresNew wave, ska
Occupation(s)Guitarist
Years active1978–present
LabelsSire
Associated actsThe Beat
Fine Young Cannibals
Cribabi

Andy Cox (born Andrew Cox, 25 January 1956)[1] is a British guitarist born in Birmingham, who along with Dave Wakeling, founded The Beat in 1978.[2]

The Beat achieved eight Top 40 singles and three hit albums in the UK before announcing their break up in 1983. Some of their notable hits included "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Hands Off She's Mine" and "Can't Get Used to Losing You".

In 1985 he joined fellow Beat member David Steele and singer Roland Gift, to form Fine Young Cannibals.

In 1988, while Fine Young Cannibals were on hiatus, Cox and Steele released the instrumental house music single, "Tired of Getting Pushed Around", under the name of Two Men, A Drum Machine and A Trumpet. It reached #18 in the UK Singles Chart. That same year, they also collaborated with Wee Papa Girl Rappers debut single Heat It Up which reached #21.In 2002, Cox formed Cribabi with Japanese vocalist, Yukari Fujiu, and released the album Volume on his own Fidela record label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDb"/
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "Biography: The English Beat". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010.