The band enjoyed immediate chart success and established their own record label Go-Feet Records. After the split in 1983, Steele and Cox went on to form Fine Young Cannibals and later 2 Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet while Wakeling, Ranking Roger and Saxa formed General Public. Saxa and Everett Morton also formed International Beat, with some guest appearances by Ranking Roger who also joined members of The Specials in Special Beat.
Until recently, two different versions of the band toured fairly frequently: "The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling" (a.k.a. The Beat (8), based in California, U.S.A.) and "The Beat with Ranking Roger" (a.k.a. The Beat (6), which also featured Ranking Roger's son Ranking Junior, and was based in the UK.) The latter group ended with the death of Ranking Roger in Spring of 2019.