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10th Birthday! Happy Birthday to us!

Wow, not only is this an update, it’s also our 10th birthday celebration!!

A little over 10 years ago a group of people on an S Club Juniors (or S Club 8) forum noticed that a couple of members of that group where apart of something fresh and new, some random all-girl group called ‘The Saturdays’. Very little was known about this group, but a few collective minds puled together and a small site was born. We poked around the Internet for information, we came across information about their debut single, posted some photos from their debut music video, and within a few days I got an e-mail from a record label asking for them to be removed as the group wasn’t ready for their release yet – oops! Then so it started, lots of updates, lots of hours spending ending videos, lots and lots of helpers on the site coming and going, amazing support from the five members of the group, equally amazing support from the girls latter management at Fascination and here we are sitting at our 10th anniversary.

It might ‘only’ be a website, but I still hear stories on how the site has brought out friendships and relationships – and many are still going strong today! I will take this opportunity to personally thank everyone who has helped with this site over the last 10 years, your dedication helped create what this site became. I also extend my thanks to Mollie, Una, Frankie, Vanessa and Rochelle, whoms music, and lifes we all spent many a time with over the years created a bond, a common ground that we all shared a part of and celebrated together on this website and to the girls management who have been understanding and supportive of the fans of the girls giving us all as much access as possible to be on the same journey as the girls.

Not in the slightest would I have thought that in 2008 that I would be posting an update in 2018 celebrating the 10th anniversary of this website, so thank you to YOU, the visitor, those who have been coming since day 1 or those who have stumbled upon us whilst searching for something completely unrelated. The kind words from you online, via e-mail, socialmedia or even in person at events and concerts keep the flame going and making all the effort worthwhile.

Here’s to the next 10 years – or The Saturdays Juniors … maybe?

As always, we’re Not Giving Up, by Living For The Weekend (It is Saturday afterall!)

*Raises a glass*

– Matt x


Goodbye 2017 ..

Bin bags – the height of 2008 fashion!

Hello everyone! I write this as a more of a blog style post, its 26th December, or what might be known as Boxing Day in various parts of the world, and on this day in 2001 one of my most favourite pop groups decided to split up, days after yet another huge successful arena tour and there was plently of rumours about a new album being recorded (remember this was the day of online forums, SocialMedia and twitter where mearly just twinkles in people’s future eyes!)

Where am I going with this … Well this year this pop group … Steps … came back on the comeback trail again, backed by the team behind The Saturdays, and took part in a very successful tour, a celebrated album which has now sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and with a live album/bluray release of the tour due in 2018. It was a very enjoyable tour for all the fans of old, the group has grown up, as have we as fans, but everyone had a fun time remembering the times of old and leaving everything at the door to just have a few hours of fun, laugher and dance!

I also – for the first time in 20 years – met the group I spent hours over Christmas 2001 getting their Gold Tour on my Steps website, now remembering this is 2001 so computers barely had the power of a 2017 mobile phone, endless hours over the Christmas period uploading (in realvideo format, anyone actually remember that?) and getting it online before going to family! The best moment for me during my meet & greet at Wembley Arena was Lisa referring me to”Mr GenSTEPS” 20 odd years later, it’s a surreal experience but evidence enough that fans can really support the group that they love, adore, or simply just love the music or certain members – it doesn’t get forgotten!

Not sure if the team at Fascination read this site that much these days, but I do thank thanks for bringing back one of my old pop favourites and doing it so well!

Ultimately I think its fair to say that never give up on your dreams, or hopes, if the chances of a Saturdays reunion look as slim as ever, don’t let people knock you back or down living that hope, or dream, as one day it might well happen. I’ve been in a successful position to have met the Saturdays on a few occasions (although to this day, very rarely as a whole five piece!), I think what is important is that you don’t give up on your dreams, as it shows with Steps, even 20 years later the group, or individual members, will still remember who you are and what you have done, so if you have never met the girls but contributed to birthday books, sent in items, gifts, really never say never!

2018 is our 10th year annivarsary – we launched in 2008 – and although updates are few and far between, I know some of you have  been here since day one, and I can only thank you for your continued support. One day I hope I can post something that (some) of us are waiting to hear, but until then lets hope 2018 gives us some more solo music, or television, or whatever happens to be reported on!

Whatever happens, or doesn’t, I’m sure we will be around to report on it (eventually!) – keep in touch! – @TheSatsCoUk 🙂

Happy Holidays to everyone, have a safe one, and enjoy it with friends and family. Here’s to Mollie creating the ‘New Rules‘ of 2018! Cheers!

– Matt x


Mollie in Fabulous: Love, Life, Strictly and her love of pop music

Mollie has spoken in depth to The Sun – Fabulous Magazine, and has spoken about her love for American Men, her upcoming Strictly stint, and her upcoming album.

Not only is she one of the favourites to claim the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball trophy when the new series kicks off next month, but she’s also about to (re)launch her solo career with a self-penned explosion of a tune reminiscent of the Spice Girls at their pop peak.

It adds up to what promises to be a busy next few months.

“I’m beyond excited,” she says of the Strictly news.

“I’ve grown up loving watching people dance, so to have the opportunity to do that one-to-one with a professional – you can’t buy that.”

Does her eight years’ dance experience as one fifth of The Saturdays put her at an advantage? Mollie, 30, says not.

“I’m not a dancer, I never went to stage school so I don’t have that background. I was kicked out of ballet when I was three – the teacher told my mum I had no grace and she was wasting her money!

“The Saturdays was more: ‘Pose here, pose there, change formation.’ This is a whole different ball game, so I’m worried that people will expect me to be a lot better than I actually am!”

You can read the full article on The Sun website, or pick up a copy of Fabulous magazine which is with today’s copy of The Sun newspaper.


Today we reach our 9th Birthday ..

Cakes all around! The Saturdays celebrate TheSatsCoUK 9th birthday in style .. with tea and cakes!

Yes, I know, it’s a website, how can it have a birthday? Well really it can’t, but 7th April 2017 is the 9th year, lets say anniversary, of The Saturdays Fansite.

I know I post these every year, and every year it’s pretty much the same, but although updates are a lot less, and what is actually going on is a lot less, we have been around serving The Saturdays (or solo) related tidbits for 9 years. Some of you reading this have probably been coming here for 9 years, others might have just stumbled across this page today whilst searching for The Saturdays, or one of it’s members and what they might or might not be doing recently. Either way thank you for visiting, without the visitors the website would be nothing!

As always a huge thanks to everyone who invested time in this site throughout the years, no matter how large or small the involvement, it was a key involvement in creating what the site had become over the years.

Thanks to Mollie, Frankie, Una, Rochelle and Vanessa for being so supportive over the years with the site, which makes all the hard work worth it. Also thanks to Adam, Sarah, Peter and the rest of the team at Fascination who probably thought they had a break from me .. then they go manage Steps!

Hopefully the girls will continue their own solo ventures over the next 12 months so we can reach the big 10! Here’s to the next 12 months!


Una: No plans to reunite for 10th anniversary

Maybe we should throw in the towel?

Today Una was at The Sun talking about her ‘debut’ solo single – out tomorrow – and has poured more ice over a potential The Saturdays reunion.

“It has been ten years since we first met so we will definitely do something together but it will be more a personal, private thing that we do.

“I don’t think there will be any performances or anything this year.

“It will be ten years next year since we released our first single so maybe next year.

“But this year I really don’t think any reunion will be happening musically though obviously us girls are really good friends. We will do something, definitely.”

The long wait continues ….

 


Year Review 2016: Oh what a year …

Seasons greetings from The Saturdays Fansite. I hope everyone is enjoying time with friends and family and getting into the festive spirit and enjoying yourselves. As you can tell Mollie is getting into the festive spirit and fully endorsing Fascination and their management of the upcoming Steps re-reunion!  It’s a time to enjoy as 2016 has been an eventful year in so many different ways. I’m sure we are all looking back over the last 12 months and thinking … did that really happen?!?

I wasn’t going to bother posting anything but I thought I’d keep this going. It’s been 12 months exactly since I posted the 2015 review. I called that the year of nothing and wrongly predicted that we would have an album out this year. What we have seen a least is Una actually announcing an album which is actually out sooner than we think! Mollie did eventually release a single but due to what we can only assume is big label politics she’s been recording – again! She did perform a new song a few months ago but little has come of that! Vanessa is still recording too, so potentially 2017 has a lot of music coming, just not from The Saturdays! Not to forget the Humes family are expecting their second child too! In s few years The Voice a kids can officially have their mini-Saturdays!

Their official site has been up and down a lot recently, plus the management team are behind the – not to secret – Steps re-reunion for 2017 – too. Which gives me something as many of you know in the 90s I ran a Steps website, which is still online, just as an archive these days!

Ultimately we are still here and going. Hopefully 2017 will give us something more substantial to post and update. I cannot thank you all enough for supporting us though the many years we’ve been online. A lot of you still visit hoping for some exciting news but sadly I’ve not been able to bring it to you yet!

Lets hope 2017 is better for us all!

– Matt


Mollie ‘set to surprise’ with solo album

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Mollie has been chatting to Fault Magazine about her upcoming solo album.

In the interview Mollie chats about her new record, saying that ‘its on the cusp’ of being released, and although its still a pop record it is ‘stylistically’ different from that of The Saturdays, which is apparently shown with the first single.

She says that the music video has been shot and that we should have music very soon. Reports suggest that her album might be released at some time in 2017.

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The State of Play

Hello! It’s been a while, and you’d expect a ton of news that has happened, but sadly this isn’t the case … in a positive start Una’s debut album is apparently finished *cough Mollie cough*

Guess that’s a start at least! No news on a lead single, or if she’s going to release it everywhere, or just aim at the Irish market to start with. But will probably have more news on that shortly!

Mollie, well, despite rumours last month that she was shooting the music video, we still don’t have anything. The perils of being signed to a major label, they want everything to be perfect. Hopefully we will be getting something soon, otherwise we will be getting that summer song in mid-winter! Which well … that’s very Saturdays at times isn’t it?

Since the release of her debut EP, Vanessa has been more quiet, I must admit I’ve not been keeping up with all which is going on, it’s been nice to have a break after all these years! Rochelle and Frankie just seem pretty content with life right now – an who really blames them?