Latin Quarter (band)

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Latin Quarter
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Background information
Origin England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, rock, reggae, folk
Years active 1983–1999, 2011-
Labels Rockin' Horse Records
Associated acts Steve Skaith Band
The Meridians
The Bhundu Boys
Past members Steve Skaith
Mike Jones
Richard Wright
Yona Dunsford
Greg Harewood
Carol Douet
Martin Lascalles
Dave Charles
Richard Stevens
Steve Jeffries
Darren Abraham

Latin Quarter were a British band of the 1980s and 1990s. The line-up in their 1986 heyday was Steve Skaith (main vocals, guitar), Richard Wright (guitar, vocals), Michael Jones (lyrics, some backing vocals), Greg Harewood (bass), Yona Dunsford (vocals, keyboards), Carole Douet (vocals, percussion), Martin Lascelles (keyboards) and Dave Charles (drums). They have reunited in 2011 and they recorded new tracks which was released in 2012. The band toured around Germany in early 2012.


They released a total of six studio albums plus two compilations, and found some success with the single "Radio Africa", which reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Their sound mixed elements of pop, rock, reggae and folk with largely political based lyrics.

Latin Quarter also collaborated with The Bhundu Boys. They were also the first band to be managed by Marcus Russell, who was later the manager of Oasis.


Year Title UK Singles Chart[1][2] Album
1985 "Toulouse" 93 Modern Times
"Radio Africa" 76
"The New Millionaires" -
"No Rope as Long as Time" -
1986 "Radio Africa" (reissue) 19
"Modern Times" 85
"America for Beginners" 99
"Truth About John" -
1987 "Nomzamo (One People, One Cause)" 73 Mick and Caroline
"I (Together)" -
1989 "Swimming Against the Stream" - Swimming Against the Stream
"Blameless" -
"Dominion" -
1993 "Bitter to the South" - Long Pig
"Like a Miracle" -
"Phil Ochs" -
1997 "Surprised" - Bringing Rosa Home
"Angel" -
"Branded" -


Year Title
Studio albums
1985 Modern Times
1986 Modern Times (reissue)
1987 Mick and Caroline
1989 Swimming Against the Stream
1993 Long Pig
1997 Bringing Rosa Home
2002 Modern Times (reissue)
2009 Mick and Caroline (reissue)
2012 Ocean Head
Compilation Albums
1990 Nothing Like Velvet
1997 Radio Africa


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-904994-10-7. 
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