Republica-then-300x240 REPUBLICA
1994-2001; 2008-
Republica are an English alternative rock band, formed in 1994. The height of their popularity spanned from 1996 to 1999. The current line-up consists of Saffron (vocals), Tim Dorney (keyboards), Johnny Male (guitar), Conor Lawrence (drums).

The Republica sound was described by the band as “technopop punk rock”. The band went on hiatus in 2001 and reunited in 2008. Republica are best known for the single “Ready to Go”.

20th Century Highlights

1996: “Ready To Go” UK #13

1996: Republica UK #4

1997: “Drop Dead Gorgeous” UK #7

1998: “From Rush Hour With Love” UK #20
1968-Saffron SAFFRON
Born June 3, 1968
Samantha Marie Sprackling, more commonly known as Saffron, is a singer, songwriter, actress and the lead singer of the electronica band Republica. She also performed in London’s Starlight Express for two years, and appeared in the music video for the Chesney Hawkes hit, “The One and Only”,.

Following the break-up of Republica, she worked with The Cure. She had previously been the featured vocalist on N-Joi’s 1990 single, “Anthem” and The Prodigy‘s cover of L7‘s “Fuel My Fire” (from their 1997 album, The Fat of the Land).

20th Century Highlights (as above plus)

1993: “Circles” UK #60