Ready to go? Republica reform, re-record hit and regroup for Summer 2010 UK reunion tour
Often scorned as one-hit wonders (which they weren't), Republica were a staple-diet of student-house parties and furniture adverts in the 90s. In fact "Ready to Go" was a phrase that could be applied to many products - package-holidays, Maccy Ds, trainers, loo rolls spring to mind - but, as a piece of jolly rock-fluff, it did the job and hung around for ages. Their next single was an even bigger hit - however, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" had a limited shelf-life and disappeared along with the debut self-titled album.
2010 sees the band have another crack with "Ready To Go" (remixed by Alan Moulder) and a set of dates around the UK, beginning in Poole on 8th August, continuing on to Leamington Spa (9th), Buckley (10th), Bilston (11th), Reading (12th) and Islington's Academy on the 13th. Tickets are on sale now and cost no more than £12.50 (plus fee).
Lead-singer Saffron is very much the front-woman, with founder member Tim Dorney on keys and new recruits Johnny Male (guitar) and Pete Riley (drums) providing the extra oomph. Since Republica's split in 1997 (after their disappointment at the chart performance of second album, "Speed Ballads"), she has lent her voice to tracks by Prodigy, Junkie XL and The Cure.
You may be interested in
- Fri 21st Nov 2014 to Sun 23rd Nov 2014 Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Marc AlmondBuy Tickets
- Fri 28th Nov 2014 and Sat 29th Nov 2014 Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Joss Stone,...Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Dec 2014 The Warehouse Project, Chemical Brothers - DJ Set, Andrew We...: WHP presents: The Chemical BrothersVictoria Warehouse (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 20th Dec 2014 Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Marc Almond...Motorpoint Arena (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Wed 31st Dec 2014 Streetrave NYE: New Year's Eve Party, N-joi, K-Klass, Shades of Rhythm, Alte...SWG3 (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Mar 2015 to Mon 16th Mar 2015 The CharlatansBuy Tickets
- Thu 5th Mar 2015 to Sat 14th Mar 2015 Underworld: DubnobasswithmyheadmanBuy Tickets
- Thu 5th Mar 2015 and Fri 6th Mar 2015 The Charlatans, Hot VestryBuy Tickets
- Fri 13th Mar 2015 The Charlatans, Factory FloorCivic Hall (Wolverhampton)Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Apr 2015 to Fri 1st May 2015 Marc AlmondBuy Tickets