Samantha Sprackling (b. 3 June 1968, in Ibadan, Nigeria - better known as Saffron), performed for two years in London’s Starlight Express, has Portuguese / Chinese / English ancestry & speaks fluent Cantonese.

Sprackling first enjoyed success with N-Joi (1990-91). After splitting with the group, released her first solo single Circles (1992), followed by One Love (same year), as well as Solitaire & World Of You (1993). That same year, she became the lead singer of the dance band Republica. Following the break up of Republica in 1999, she appeared on The Cure’s Just Say Yes.

Saffron also sings on The Prodigy’s Fuel My Fire (1997, on ”The Fat of the Land”) & several tracks on Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL)’s Radio JXL - A Broadcast From The Computerhell Cabin (2004): Crusher, Spirits & Beauty Never Fades.

In 2001, Sprackling joined Swarm (the band now seems defunct).

Sites: Discogs.

Edited by IanAR on 28 Jan 2011, 17:08

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