The Beat achieved eight Top 40singles and three hitalbums 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 1988, while Fine Young Cannibals were on hiatus, Cox and Steele released the instrumentalhouse 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. In 2002, Cox formed Cribabi with Japanese vocalist, Yukari Fujiu, and released the albumVolume on his own Fidela record label.