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Update: At 4.25 this afternoon, we got a tweet from @UnaTheSats herself! Awesome. Many thanks Una
Never would I have thought from when ideas of this site where nothing but talk in late 2007, from our launch in April 2008 to this present day, I would be sitting here typing a message that was celebrating our 5th year online. Firstly just a quick thanks to the girls, their record label and management who we have development a great relationship over the years, and for their very kind message in the girls official mailer that everyone should have received yesterday in the e-mail! For those who didn’t get it, then check out the – cheeky – message they was left for us below
Again, thank you all for your support, it’s made our work a little easier, and we will continue to be here to support the girls for the foreseeable future
I’ll keep this short and soppy-free but I do feel 5 years does show a lot of work, effort, dedication, and love towards the group. Updates over the past 5 years probably average around 3-4 items a week, obviously videos are very well received and take more effort, and if it wasn’t for the constant love the site gets from the visitors we would have probably stopped a long time ago.
So without sounding like a awarding winning speech, this is how it goes.
Firstly I would like to thank every single person who has worked on this site, from is conception to the present day. There has been an awful lot of you, but you know if you have helped out, in whatever way. You have helped round the site to what it is today in all your own unique ways, so thank you.
Obviously I also extend thanks out to The Saturdays, Una, Frankie, Mollie, Rochelle and Vanessa. We are sure that they poke their nose in now and then and Mollie’s mum also seems to be a fan of the site, so thank you girls for all that you do and long may it continue so that we can! Plus also thanks to the girls label and management who have been very understanding with our requests and have met a few of them, so your help has been priceless.
Last and never least, is you guys and girls. The ones reading this message now, the ones that have been visiting since day 1, or have just visited this weekend due to the mailer mention. Its you who come and look at what we post, reply to us on twitter and facebook, who make all the effort worth it. If we didn’t have any love from the people this site is aimed at, we wouldn’t have made it though five years. So I thank every single one of you, and hope you continue to promote us in your own way to friends and family who need their Saturdays fix.
Thank you one and all! Lets hope Year 6 produces the new album, a new tour and everything we can wish for, the same way Year 5 ended with the girls first UK Number One single!
Thanking you all!
- Matt xx
A new video! It’s been a good couple of months since we’ve been able to bring you a TV appearance from the girls! So here’s the girls long awaited appearance on ITV’s retake on the classic TV Surprise, Surprise. Remember ages ago we broke the news that the producers of the show where looking for members of TeamSats who warranted a place on the TV show, well the show has finally aired and you can view the show below, in HD of course
Again, if you want to use our video please do, vimeo has all the embed codes you will ever need, and please credit us back at www.the-saturdays.co.uk
In other news, People Magazine finally published their interview with the girls, you can check it out on their website
Hi all, just a quick update. I know site updates have been a bit slow recently this is due to having a Uni deadline (17th), my birthday (18th), a birthday weekend over this weekend in sunny Manchester plus on top of all this I’m also preparing for my exam on 16th October *panic* but now I have no coursework left to do the updates should be more regular!
Not too much to report, the girls had their book signing last week in Birmingham, those who attended seemingly had an awesome time! The girls are heading back to the USA later this week to continue their attack on the US charts and also record their ‘new sounding’ album.
Firstly, this appeared last week, this is the girls interview with Young Hollywood!
Here’s another video of the girls talking about their attempts at breaking the USA!
Yay! *parties* today is my birthday, where I am 21 yet again! *cough* So Happy Birthday me!!
Today also sees the girls doing their calendar signing in an HMV in Birmingham, sadly they will be a member down. Mollie kindly decided to come to my birthday party instead of going to the signing – no no I kid! She’s not feeling too well so isn’t travelling to Birmingham, so get well soon Mollie!
@TheSaturdays Another year has gone by, it’s yet again 7th April which means two things. It’s my sisters birthday and it’s also OUR birthday
Amazingly this website is 4 years old today, we officially launched on 7th April 2008. To put this into a bit of perspective:
14th May 2008: Official site launches (or near to that date anyway!)
27th July 2008: If This Is Love released
For those who have recently joined us, we launched in 2008 after we heard about The Saturdays – even way before the site launched – thanks to our wonderful S Club 8 community. The site was pulled together via the forum community and we launched and well the rest is history. Obviously we wouldn’t be here without YOU – the visitor – who keeps coming back to see what we have to offer and what we have to post. You can always drop us a message via Twitter and Facebook and some other social media places, check out the icons at the top of the page and if you are a member join us – we don’t bite
We also thank the girls of The Saturdays. Mollie has recently followed the site on twitter, we thank them all personally, plus the girls management and their team at Universal/Polydor music. All these members, including the girls, have been ultra supportive of the site throughout the years and we long hope this continues for the lifespan of the site – and the girls of course.
Without the support of the visitors and the girls and the team that surrounds them we wouldn’t be here 4 years on. We thank each and every one of your individually, and hopefully we and the girls will still be here for years to come!
- The Saturdays Fansite Team
I also personally want to thank EVERYONE who has helped this site over the last few years. There are too many to mention but you know who you are, be it the current team or those who helped the site when it first started. Without any of you we wouldn’t be here today. So huge thanks to every single one of you!
Last year we had a tweet from @TheSaturdays it seems this year they’ve put us in the mailer! If you get the weekly e-mail look out for us there!! Thanks @TheSaturdays and their team this is AMAZING
As you are all well aware, 30 Days video has now appeared online, if you’ve not seen it then why not!? See the post below and give it a view (or 30!)
A few smaller stories floating around the web. Olly Murs has seemingly given up on Cheryl Cole and has moved onto planning to gatecrash Rochelle’s hen-do and make a move on our very own Mollie King … not before we make a move first I think!
Secondly as you have probably seen Frankie and Vanessa are to appear on the ITV2 show Celebrity Juice. The show is due to air on ITV2 on 3rd May, so make sure you tune into that one!
Rochelle is a co-host of the Rays Of Sunshine concert taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 7th June. JLS and Pixie Lott are a part of the lineup.
It’s also our 4th birthday tomorrow … 7th April … a small post will be posted tomorrow about us. Might cover some similar ground for those who have been with us since day 1 .. if so we thank you so much! But for the new visitors it will explain how we came about as we celebrate the 4th year
Talking concerts The Saturdays are the headliners at this years in:Demand Live taking place on 20th May at Glasgow’s SECC.
@danielabrooker is someone you will be hearing a lot more from. Not only is she being touted as one of the new emerging UK talents, she is also one of the support acts who are joining our girls on their ‘All Fired Up’ Arena Tour. We have spoken to Daniela about herself, and the tour, and what you should expect from her set.
TheSatsCoUk: Hi Daniela, how would you describe your sound to the members of TeamSats who might have not heard much from you?
Daniela: I would call it pop but with elements of rock and RNB!
TheSatsCoUk: Sounds exciting! Should any new fans expect an album release in the near future?
Daniela: yes, I am looking to have a completed album by mid to end of the new year! Im so excited for people to hear it!
TheSatsCoUk: What should everyone going to the ‘All Fired Up’ tour expect from your set?
Daniela: You can expect an upbeat vibrant show with hopefully something to suit everyone’s taste! You can expect to be listening to a stripped acoustic song one second to ten be followed by a big dance track which I will be forcing audience members to dance to!
TheSatsCoUk: It seems the media are hyping you up as the ‘next big thing’ in the UK/US music scene. Do you see this as added pressure or is this something that inspires you onto achieving greater things?
Daniela: I don’t like to think about those big introductions, I just do my thing and hope people like it! it definitely inspires mr to work hard and I feel as if I have to put on a good show.
TheSatsCoUk: You’ve just finished a US promotional tour. Did that go well? UK acts seem to be taking off in the US recently with a little help from the likes of Adele, is this a market you would like to break into or are you concentrating on the UK scene first?
Daniela: I love the music scene in the US! It is so diverse! I do of course want to break the UK but after touring in the US it has really made me want to break through stateside! anywhere that will have me though – I’l be happy!!!!!
TheSatsCoUk: Who are your influences?
Daniela: Big singers such as Etta James and Christina Aguilera really have influenced me to want to be a singer! Musically with my own material ‘No Doubt’ – Gwen Stefani’s band – have been a massive influence!!
TheSatsCoUk: You are so young to have had a crack into the US – How did this happen?
Daniela: I was just wanting to get experience on the road and play to different crowds from a over and the opportunity ores ted itself as i was asked to be the face for hard rocks pinktober. From there other shows were booked also and the tour happened! I had the most incredible time.
TheSatsCoUk: Tell us about your new single?
Daniela: My new single is called ‘Forget About Yesterday’ it’s a track that is aimed for the clubs but is also chilled enough to listen to at home! It’s about forgetting your troubles! People lives can be so hectic, that music can be a great escape so I wanted to write something light and feel good!
TheSatsCoUk: You write a lot of your own music- Tell us about this process?
Daniela: I have a few different producers I work with! So I usually go into the studio and begin to wrote lyrics and a top line melody and then the producer will give me some direction for example I often get ‘Daniela don’t write such romantic lyrics’ haha I can’t help it! And then afterwards we will ad the music and then forms the song!
TheSatsCoUk: Do you see a difference in a US audience to a UK audience- now that you have done both?
Daniela: The audience taste is very different! I find America likes my tunes that are slightly more stripped back, whereas the UK wants the hard club tunes start to finish! I love both so I’m happy either way!
TheSatsCoUk: You were involved with London Fashion Week – how do you feel fashion plays into music- the girls love fashion?
Daniela: I love fashion, I think it’s such a great to express yourself and feel good! I definitely did that wearing the right outfit gets me into the mood to get on stage! I love dramatic stage outfits! My dress for the tour I actually bought when I was in the states, so i can’t wait to dance about in it!!
TheSatsCoUk: Do you have a favourite The Saturdays song?
Daniela: I love their last single ‘All Fired up’ such a good track to get me in the mood to go out! the title makes me excited too for the tour!
TheSatsCoUk: This is The Saturdays first full scale arena tour. Have you performed to such big audiences before? Any pre-tour nerves?
Daniela: I have never played venues this size, I cannot wait.! I actually don’t et very nervous before hand! When in about to go on I’l feel it in my stomach but as soon as I’m on stag an the music starts I always seem to relax!
TheSatsCoUk: Daniela, thanks for your time. Any last messages for the members of TeamSats before you hit the tour on 2nd December?
Daniela: I am so exited to be supporting The Saturdays and I cannot wait for the all fired up tour! Make sure to download my new single ‘Forget About Yesterday’ in January! see you soon, DB xxx
I’m sure everyone will give Daniela a warm welcome on the ‘All Fired Up’ tour. You can learn more about Daniela from her official website