In 1999 after six albums, the band finally split up and Steve Skaith went to live in Mexico where he met and formed the Steve Skaith Band with Mexican musicians. The following three album releases mix British folk Rock with Latin and even African sounds and rhythms; they played regularly in Mexico as well as touring England and Germany.
Since returning to the UK in 2007, Steve Skaith has been playing with British musicians and has completed a forth album, entitled “Latin Quarter Revisided”. The album, produced by Steve Jeffries, ex-Latin Quarter keyboard player, is way more than a re-recording of early Latin Quarter songs. It has a radically new sound and: the songs chosen for this project contain a freshness and relevance that no one would have imagined when they were first recorded 20 years ago. Latin Quarter lyricist Mike Jones is one of the great unsung writers of the last 25 years who was once described as 'like Elvis Costello, but better.' The way these lyrics have remained so fresh, is testament to that. - The lyrics for “Radio Africa” have been re-written for this album.
Steve Skaith - vocals and guitar
Cathrine Burke - mandolin, whistles, clarinet, vocals
Siobhan Culhane - accordion, whistles
Ricardo Serrano – drums and percussion