Interview: Daniela Brooker

@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

‘My Heart Takes Over’ on Daybreak

@thesaturdays – minus @FrankieTheSats – hit Daybreak this morning to promote the new single ‘My Heart Takes Over’ you can catch the videos – in high definition – below:

Performance – My Heart Takes Over

Brief Chat

‘My Heart Takes Over’ is still NOT Top 10 on iTunes, (believe it or not, we need to nearly ‘double’ the sales its getting now to get it there!!)

Let’s all pull together get it there and keep it there until Sunday, and do it for Frankie!! Spread the word and keep buying!! buy My Heart Takes Over – iTunes (£1.99) also pick it up from Amazon My Heart Takes Over – Amazon MP3 (£1.69). The remixes are also available My Heart Takes Over (Radio Remixes) – Amazon MP3 – £1.99 // My Heart Takes Over (Radio Remixes) – iTunes – £2.49 and the extended club remixes My Heart Takes Over – Club Remixes – Amazon MP3 – £5.34 // My Heart Takes Over – Club Remixes – iTunes – £5.94 – spread the links and get buying!!

Debut TV Performance: My Heart Takes Over

@thesaturdays hit Alan Carr this evening to give the first TV performance of their new single My Heart Takes Over, enjoy this lovely crystal clear HD video below 🙂

My Heart Takes Over

What did you think of the debut TV performance? Vote in our poll! Express your view!

If you need convincing, which you really don’t, iTunes has On My Radar up for pre-order now – including 90sec previews of the songs – yes some are different from the album unlocker, so pop over, have a listen and hit that lovely orange button that says pre-order!

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It’s ‘The Sundays’ …

According to overnight reports Alan Carr got a bit ‘tipsy’ with his interview with the boyband Westlife on his show recording. The situation became so bad that he actually referred to our girls as “The Sundays” …

The show airs on Channel 4 this Sunday .. no doubt heavily edited and corrected, the video will be added to our site as soon as possible after it airs.

We interview Oh My!

We have spoken to @OhMyOfficial – the girls are supporting The Saturdays on their forthcoming ‘All Fired Up’ arena tour, we spoke to the girls about what you are likely to expect to hear from them on tour.

TheSatsCoUk: Hey girls, can you introduce yourselves to the lovely TeamSats?
Oh My!: “We are Alex and Jade, and together we make up ‘Oh My!'”

TheSatsCoUk: How would you describe your sound?
Oh My!: “Pop with a dose of attitude… That’s our tag line, but besides that it’s fresh and different to what everyone else is doing! So hopefully there will be a space for us in the UK music scene”

TheSatsCoUk: This sounds very exciting, so should fans expect an album release in the future?
Oh My!: “They should indeed, it will be early next year… And it will be worth the wait! It’s gonna be full of fun pop, with songs that everyone can relate to!”

TheSatsCoUk: Any big-named collaborations coming up on the album?
Oh My!: “Our debut single Dirty Dancer features up and coming rapper Scrufizzer. As for any other collaborations, it’s possible… but it’s a secret!”

TheSatsCoUk: What can The Saturdays fans expect from your set on tour?
Oh My!:  “We’ll we’re gonna get them ‘all fired up’ ready for when The Sats come on, so they should expect a cardio workout! We like to get the crowd jumping. Lots of fun and free t-shirts for the best dancers!”

TheSatsCoUk: Example backs you girls, but he has a tainted history with The Saturdays. This isn’t going to cause any backstage rivalaries on tour?
Oh My!: “NOOOO! Of course not, we’re sure the girls will agree that you take people as you find them. The girls were lovely when we met for the first time and we’re really excited to be touring the UK with them. We love Example too, and he’s really supportive of us… He thinks it wicked that we’re on The Sats tour, so we think any past beef was all really light hearted.”

TheSatsCoUk: Girl groups are currently exploding on the UK scene, is this a case of ‘girl power’ reborn?
Oh My!: “Can we just say- Girl Power never goes away! We’re just reminding people it’s here. The ‘All Fired Up’ tour is gonna be Girl Power to the max!”

TheSatsCoUk: We agree! The tour is going to be awesome and we are happy you are part of it! Any last messages for TeamSats?
Oh My!: Everybody get ‘Kicking and Screaming’ and ‘Dirty Dancer’ so you can sing along with us on the night… 🙂 Oh My! Let’s Go!

Huge thanks to Alex and Jade and their team for making this Interview possible! Remember that Oh My!’s new single Dirty Dancer is released on November 14th, and you can obviously catch the girls on The Saturdays ‘All Fired Up’ tour which kicks off in Bournemouth on 2nd December!

Vanessa speaks to Verge Magazine

Here’s a preview of an Interview with @VanessaWhite with Verge Magazine, apparently the full interview is in the next issue of the magazine.

The gorgeous Vanessa White sat down with Verge’s Ryan Duggins to give us all the behind-the-scenes goss on the making of The Sats new album, On Your Radar. Check out the snippet below and catch the full interview in the next issue of Verge Magazine…

The new album sounds great! It’s got a real club vibe. Will you ever get bored of partying?

Erm, well I’m sure I will when I get to like 40. But not right now, no. I’m loving it. On a personal level, I don’t really go that much to the big clubs where the paparazzi and the media will be, you know? I’m a local pub kind of girl who likes hanging out with my mates!

How do guys impress you when you are out?

You know what, just make me laugh. That’s always the key. I think that guys maybe a little bit intimidated, and maybe I am quite an intimidating person without even realising. I can be quite loud and I’m always with a lot of friends so maybe that could be an issue. But it’s weird, I have no idea how you would impress me.  I just want to have fun really at this age.

You’re the youngest of the group, do the other girls look after you a little bit?

Yeah, I mean, they look after me all the time. Rochelle’s got that big Sister quality about her that keeps me in check, which is really good, because I need that sometimes. So it’s good she looks out for me.

You’ve been performing since you were young, do you ever feel like you’ve missed out on growing up a little bit?

I made a lot of mistakes at the age of 15 or 16… I went to theatre school so I guess it was all a bit different because there were only 150 people in the school. But I did go through a rebelling stage at that age, so no. I started doing this when I was 17 so at that point I told myself that I needed to grow up a little bit. d want to go to Uni’ actually when I was younger, but to be honest, I wanted to be a singer so I stuck with that. I would have studied either Music or English Literature if I did go though!

The Saturdays’ On Your Radar is out 21st of November, the single My Heart Takes Over is out 13th November

Source: Verge Magazine

Interview & “Notorious” performance on Arthur’s Day

Below you can view some more videos of @TheSaturdays on Arthur’s Day in Ireland (a one-day music festival which began in 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Guinness), remember we posted a video of a “Forever Is Over” performance and Interview a little while ago. Below is another Interview and a Performance of “Notorious”, in lovely HD too!


“Notorious” Performance:

credits to snoop