|Birth name||Samantha Marie Sprackling|
|Also known as||Saffron|
|Born||3 June 1968
|Associated acts||Republica (Lead vocalist)|
Samantha Marie Sprackling (born 3 June 1968, Ibadan, Nigeria) more commonly known as Saffron, was the lead singer of the electronica band, Republica. She was also an actress at one point, performing for two years in London's Starlight Express, and appearing 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 break up of Republica, she worked with The Cure, appearing on the track "Just Say Yes"; having 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); and Junkie XL's songs "Crusher", "Spirits", and "Beauty Never Fades" (from his 2003 album Radio JXL: A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin).
She was working on a new band, Swarm, but the band never released any material aside from a low-quality streamed track entitled "If My Friends Could See Me Now". More recently, she has provided vocals for Parka.