Republica (gig)

Republica (gig)
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The Fire Station
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 08:00 PM
Until: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 11:00 PM
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"Republica’s ‘Ready To Go’ anthem, has been a hallmark of the Stadium of Light since it opened in 1997 – now they’re headed to Sunderland to light up The Fire Station stage!

The band released their highly acclaimed new EP ‘Christiana Obey’ and promoted it with a sold-out UK tour and various European festival appearances including the prestigious Isle Of Wight Festival.

The band’s iconic and fiery front woman, Saffron, Tim Dorney (keyboard) and Johnny Male (guitar) rode the Britpop wave of female-fronted rock bands like Sleeper, Elastica, Garbage and Lush, injecting it with their self-dubbed “techno-pop, punk rock” sound. Between 1996 and 1999, Republica sold an incredible 3 million albums and clinched Top 5 slots in the UK, America and Europe with platinum sales across the globe, while their hit single ‘Ready to Go’ soared to Number One in many countries. The band has never really been away, with their music becoming the soundtrack to the past few decades – ‘Ready to Go’ featured in the recent Captain Marvel movie and on more than 300 films and adverts.

Wes Craven selected their hit single, ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ for the soundtrack to his hit movie Scream and invited them to perform at its Hollywood premiere. With her unique sound and iconic image, it is only natural that Saffron has been in demand from a host of the world’s biggest music acts, including The Prodigy, who used her vocals ‘Fuel My Fire’ from their critically acclaimed ‘Fat of the Land’ album."