One of the best things that were created for man is the weekend û a time to relax, unwind and look forward to a brighter new week. Yet, ever since the dawn of this phenomenal quintet, the weekend became secondary and Saturdays became more than just part of a calendar. It became the name that unites the extraordinary talents of Frankie, Mollie, Vanessa, Rochelle and Una (from left to right respectively as seen in photo), popularly known as The Saturdays!
They all got together in an audition back in 1997. Before getting together, each of the members already built a name for themselves in the UK. Frankie Sanford and Rochelle Weisman were past members of the once popular S Club Juniors. Mollie King performed in the UK show X Factor and appeared in two episodes of an on-line show called Sam King. Una was initially part of a rock band before entering the group. Vanessa White who is a half û Filipina that grew up in Davao entered the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School that also taught the likes of Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and more. She also appeared in West EndÆs Lion King.
As a group, they have made a name for themselves in the UK mainly because of their songs in their debut album Chasing Lights. Aside from being the favorite background music of TV shows both internationally and locally with the likes of Ugly Betty and ASAP, their singles If This is Love, Up, the Depeche Monde remake Just CanÆt Get Enough and their new singles Issues and Work have each gained more than 3 million hits on Youtube. Their first single Up has also been on Itunes and Billboard charts seating on top positions several weeks in a row. Billboard reviews the album, ôhas infectious quality which proves the recent top 10 success of their singles.ö
To describe the music of The Saturdays is like describing a child that stands out in the middle of a grown-up crowd. They have a new take on pop, a genre that has long existed in the industry. They have a bit of everything else, dance, R&B, ballads, even songs that can pass as exercise tracks. It includes anything and everything that will take to surprise a listener and make the journey through a new album worthwhile. Yet, despite the emergence of both novice and master names in the narrow-world in which the group belongs to, The Saturdays shines through with their talent, beauty and passion for what they do.
Catch The Saturdays Live in SM Malls on these dates:
August 7 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. û SM North The Block Atrium
August 8 (Saturday) 3:30 p.m. û SM Megamall Events Center
Get the chance to have your copy of their album, Chasing Lights signed by all the members and also get to meet them up close! Keep tuned in to your favorite stations and TV shows as well starting from August 6 to August 8 and watch them perform their hits too!
To know more about The Saturdays, log-on to www.getmusic.com.ph, The official website of MCA Music Inc.
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