Saffron (singer of Republica)
Legal name: Samantha Sprackling
Samantha Marie Sprackling (born 3 June 1968, Lagos, Nigeria) more commonly known as Saffron, is the lead singer of the electronica band, Republica. She was also an actress at one point, performing for two years in Starlight Express in London, and in the video for the Chesney Hawkes hit "The One and Only" and, as a dancer, in the video for N-Joi's single "Mindflux".
Following the breakup of Republica, she worked with The Cure, appearing on the track "Just Say Yes". She had previously been the featured vocalist on N-Joi's 1990 single "Anthem"; The Prodigy's "Fuel My Fire" (from their 1997 album The Fat of the Land); Deepsky's "Smile" (from the 2002 album In Silico); Jeff Beck's "Pork-U-Pine" (from the 2003 album Jeff) and Junkie XL's songs "Crusher", "Spirits", and "Beauty Never Fades" (from his 2003 album Radio JXL: A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin). In 2010, Republica reformed and released a re-recording of their 1996 hit "Ready to Go" on June 7, 2010.
Saffron is of Portuguese, Chinese and British descent.
- ^ "The facts behind the Starlight". BBC. 11 January 2002. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
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