Sean Crawford was also half of robotic mime-and-music duo Tik (Tim Dry) and Tok. They began performing together with Shock, a rock/mime/burlesque/music troupe in the early 1980s with Barbie Wilde, Robert Pereno, LA Richards, and Carole Caplin.
Shock's first record, Angel Face, with production by Rusty Egan (Visage) and Richard James Burgess (Landscape), was a modest dance-floor hit. In 1981, Shock co-starred with Ultravox at the People's Palace Valentine's Ball at the Rainbow Theatre.
Shock went on to support Gary Numan at his Wembley Arena shows in April 1981. They eventually broke up and reformed as a foursome with Barbie, Tim, Sean, and Carole and released the single "Dynamo Beat" on RCA Records. However, soon Tim and Sean as Tik and Tok broke away to form their own successful double act.
Tik and Tok went on to appear on innumerable TV shows (including The Royal Variety Show, 1983), supported Duran Duran at Birmingham Odeon in 1982, worked with Vangelis at his home studio, were themselves supported by a fledgling Depeche Mode, got a huge amount of press coverage, and released five singles and a well-received album on the Survival label in the UK, Germany and Japan. They went to Tokyo for a while and had featured roles in the third Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi, and sci-fi cult film Xtro. Later they were the support act on Gary Numan's comeback Warriors tour in 1983.