Originally forming in 1982, It Bites revolved around frontman Francis Dunnery, who left to go solo in 1991. In their nine year lifespan, they achieved one Top Ten single ('Calling All The Heroes' in 1986) as well as three albums.
Post-split, after Dunnery moved to New York, John Beck worked for the Alan Parsons Project and prog-rockers Kino (who also feature Bob Dalton, when he's not lecturing at the Academy of Contemporary Music). Dick Nolan went off to play for Ray Davies.
It Bites announced a reformation in 2006, including new material and a tour. Dunnery was unable to join them, and so they drafted in Kino's John Mitchell (who also played with Arena and The Urbane).