Saffron (singer of Republica)

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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.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Radio JXL: A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin Junkie XL 6
2005 Fallen Angel Maxim 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Ministry of Sound: Clubbers Guide 2003 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Global Compilation Carl Cox 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 The Animatrix Soundtrack Various Artists 5 4

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