Republica were an English band formed in 1994. The height of their popularity spanned from 1996 to 1999.
Republica was started by former Flowered Up keyboard player Tim Dorney and Andy Todd, and quickly came to popular attention with their first single
"Ready to Go" and its follow-up "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
The band's self-titled first album was released in July 1996 and reached #4 in the album charts. However, their follow-up 1998 album Speed Ballads
and its lead single, From Rush Hour With Love, reached only #37 and #20 respectively. The group is rumoured to have dissolved shortly afterwards
but has never officially stated this. The last message to fans in late 1999 via their official website stated "Republica are not recording at this time".