Frankie: ‘Music isn’t my priority anymore.’

Frankie_Bridge_2649692aFrankie’s long awaited interview with Fabulous magazine is out today in The Sun newspaper, or you can read the entire thing online here.

The article is interesting, discussing the issues with her pregnancy and no she’s not had a boob job for those wondering.

There are also key questions asked about the group, and sadly for those of us expecting a reunion anytime soon should start packing our bags and move onto either Una/Mollie/Vanessa’s solo careers’ as Frankie says she has no plans for music for a while.

Frankie plans to spend this year figuring out what she wants to do next. She recently made a film on internet trolling for Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, which has given her a taste for “doing something that has a real meaning.”

What’s definitely not on the cards any time soon is a Saturdays reunion. While all the girls remain great friends, each is happy doing her own thing, and Frankie says there are no plans to get back together.

“We haven’t split up, but we are having a break,” she says. “I will always miss performing, but I’ve been doing it since I was 12. It’s quite nice to get invited to something and be able to say: ‘Yeah, I’ll come!’ I’m so used to never knowing until the last minute because when you’re in a band, your schedule is not your own.

“So it’s really nice to have this freedom, but I do sometimes feel a bit lost. Like: ‘Oh, I’ve got nothing to do today. Let’s go to the farm again!’

“As a band, we’ve always been really understanding of each other, and I just think whatever happens will happen naturally.”

What’s quite telling, though, is the fact that Frankie clearly sees her future away from music. She speaks at length about how a career in the industry simply isn’t compatible with family life, which surely means it’s curtains for The Saturdays.

“You have to dedicate so much time to music, and that’s just not my priority now I’ve got children. I want to work – it’s part of who I am – but I also want to be able to pick my kids up from school and watch them on sports day. I always wanted to be successful, but I never wanted to be a successful person without a family.

“If you’d have asked me five or six years ago, I’d be like: ‘Yes, I want to try a solo career.’ But now I’ve been at it for so long and I feel like I’ve achieved what I want to.”


Vanessa gets Nostalgic

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Last night the latest song from Vanessa premiered on Apple’s Radio Station Beats1. Nostalgia is the third song that Vanessa has released and an accompanying music vide will be released today.

At the same time Vanessa is releasing an EP, the Chapter One EP is available to pre-order on iTunes now which contains all the singles released up to now and a final 4th song, Lipstick Kisses. The EP is expected to be released on 19th February making Vanessa the first member to release an Extended Play officially.


Happy New Year – Una goes solo!

It’s 2016 everyone, so a Happy New Year! What does 2016 mean .. The Saturdays Reunion? Don’t count on it …

Una has been speaking to the Irish Mirror and has confirmed that she plans to bring out a solo record in 2016, so alongside Mollie and Vanessa (whom is dropping a 3rd single this week) so we are as distant as ever from a group reunion (sorry!)

Una’s music is seemingly going to be acoustic guitar driven with country influences, so probably as far away from The Saturdays as you can get, and we expect it to do pretty well in Ireland where she can get a lot of helping promotion from The Voice. Una says the usual about The Saturdays reunion:

“We are doing our own thing and allowing ourselves that time to explore different things. We have been together for quite a while so we can afford to take the time out now. We’ll come back together when we feel the time is right.”

As a lot of fans, including ourselves, have noticed that we’ve gone from ‘Yes we will reunite’ to a more ‘when the time is right’ sort of situation which seems to be the official buzz coming from the girls on the whole. I would imagine until someone goes solo at full speed we won’t get the full story, which means we probably won’t get more until the Island label decide that its time for Mollie to go solo, as she’s still the only member with a major contract deal right now.

Remember we still plan to update the site, but it will probably become a weekly fixture until someone actually decides to go full tilt at the solo career musically. Obviously it goes without saying that Rochelle is back on our TV screens on Warror Ninja UK which restarted on ITV1 last weekend. Frankie is also on the Strictly tour which starts very soon as well!


Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all our visitors! We hope 2015 was a wonderful year for you all and that 2016 can bring new adventures and horizons for you all!

Obviously from a The Saturdays viewpoint, I can’t see the group doing anything in the next 12 months – but would be happily proved wrong! In the next 6 months we’ll probably have something solo from Mollie, and Una and no doubt Vanessa will continue to release music too.

Happy New Year!!


Year Review 2015 . The year of … nothing?

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Seasons Greetings from The Saturdays Fansite! We hope everyone has a wonderful time over the next week or so and spends lots of quality time with family!

Year Review:

Officially the last performance from The Saturdays (at time of posting) was 54 odd weeks ago, at Liverpool’s Radio City Christmas Live 2014. 2015 promised little on paper, and little did it deliver. Even before the girls last performance there was a lot of noise of solo careers and the like, all of which have barely materialised this year. Yes we’ve had confirmation that Mollie has signed to a major label, Vanessa has released a couple of tracks and Una keeps recording but we all expect all three to do a major push in 2016. Frankie obviously has the Strictly Tour which starts next month which she missed last year, and Rochelle no doubt has more TV lined up even if the future of the X-Factor is in doubt, maybe she’ll replace her own husband on The Voice when that moves to ITV in 2017 … might be awkward!

What does 2016 bring? Well those expecting a group reunion might well be crying into their Christmas dinners in 365 days time. I just cannot see it. Even if Mollie, Vanessa and Una all push their music in 1Q 2016, as Mollie is with a major label, if her album does get released it might still be 6+ months away in the late Spring/Summer of 2016. Una will be silly not to use The Voice of Ireland to help promote her album in Ireland which starts its run in early January for a few months.

There is obviously a very small core fanbase that actually still care about The Saturdays and their music – which in some ways I do understand. You can argue a couple of poor album releases in regards to promotion and the like have hurt the girls commercially and they are slowly being forgotten about with the likes of Little Mix taking and running far away with the girl band crown.

Is a ‘reunion’ on the cards, never say never, but it might be 2017. With rumours of a Spice Girls reunion planned for 2016 they might not want to go up against that and just be lost in that.

Where does that leave me, and this website? I still have no plans to go anywhere, just yet. It’s not like it’s taking up hours of my time anymore, and if the girls did return the times of me spending hours upon hours of recording off the TV are probably gone too, as I sit here and run everything off my laptop these days. We’re not going anywhere and the twitter is still the best place to catch up on breaking news so please follow @TheSatsCoUK for the latest. I mean the girls official site hasn’t been updated for nearly 10 months!

I need to plan what to update, and when. We might just fall back to updates every 7 days or so to say what has happened and post breaking news (if there is any!) as soon as possible. But I will go into that in the new year. I don’t plan to stop, just scale back until one of the girls goes solo properly and actually confirms what The Saturdays are doing.

Until the new year! All the best!
Matt x


4 Years ago … All Fired Up Tour 1

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As it’s all still rather quiet … Mollie continues to record, Vanessa churns out different variants of her songs, Una continues to record, whilst Rochelle and Frankie continue with their TV exploits I thought I’d throw us all back to times when we had a group to argue over. 4 years ago today, The Saturdays hit the Liverpool Echo Arena for their All Fired Up Tour, I was in attendance and recorded this video.

So please enjoy this video, and a few others on my channel if you are bored. Or indeed if you are still visiting the site, the demand for the group, and their solo careers has sadly really tapered off over the last few months and I’m not sure how many people truly still care. I get a feeling a lot have wander off to Little Mix these days who continue to add tour date after tour date to their upcoming tour!


Frankie Confronts

Our very own Frankie Bridge was trolled on social media, with some users branding her “fat” while she was pregnant with her first child.
So what drives someone to send abusive messages to strangers? She met someone who trolls people online to ask him.
She also spoke to a national magazine editor about “fat-shaming” articles, and to other victims of trolling about the impact the abuse they received has had.

If the embed link below isn’t working you can catch the full 15min video via the BBC Website


Mollie hits the Studio, Vanessa sadly doesn’t want to be our lover

Hi All,

Not too much is really happening, still …

Mollie has been in LA recording, seemingly with Producer J Que Smith. Who you might ask? He’s was part of the production team ‘The Clutch’ and has written/produced songs such as Usher’s ‘Yeah!’ Britney Spear’s ‘Radar’ and ‘Freakshow’, Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ and Ariana Grande ‘Baby I’ … interesting times ahead.

Vanessa has dropped her new song ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover’ via Wonderland Magazine, continuing down the same vibe as Relationship Goals, its a cool laid-back RnB number that probably wouldn’t be too out of place on a few albums recently released, you can listen to it below!