Francesca "Frankie" Sandford (born 14 January 1989) is an English singer and member of girl group The Saturdays. She was previously a member in the band S Club 8 and appeared with them in children's television programme I Dream before they disbanded.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
o 2.1 2001-2004: S Club 8
o 2.2 2007-present: The Saturdays
o 2.3 Solo releases and appearances
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Discography
* 5 Filmography
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Frankie was born in Upminster, London, United Kingdom to Kevin and Julie Sandford, and has a sister, Victoria. Sandford attended her local primary school, and after hours she went to dance school. She later went to stage school in Romford Sandford previously worked in a bar and had a Saturday job as a salesperson in AllSaints concession in House of Fraser, London Sandford got a tattoo to pay a tribute to her grandmother. The tattoo saying Sunshine 'n' Showers. Sandford stated that she went through an "emo" phase when she was 15, and she had no idea what she wanted to do as a career.
2001-2004: S Club 8
S Club Juniors were formed in 2001 through a reality television show, known as S Club Search. The auditions were aired on CBBC. S Club Juniors' appearances was considered a success and consequently 19 Entertainment, the management company that had created S Club 7 and auditioned S Club Juniors, decided they should perform as a support act at all of the venues on the tour. The band released their first single "One Step Closer" where it charted at number two in the UK, selling roughly 52,000 copies in its first week. "Automatic High" was released as the second single from the band's first studio album, where it also debuted at number two. Sandford was the only member of the band to get a solo in every chorus of the song. A third single was released from the album, "New Direction" where, again charted at number two in the UK. The Juniors released their debut album Together on 21 October reaching number five in its first week of sale and selling 40,000 copies. Fourth single, "Puppy Love/Sleigh Ride", was released on 9 December 2002. It was at this time in the bands history that Steve "Dafney" Adams declared that Sandford, then 13, had potential.
In early 2003, the Juniors began working on their second studio album, Sundown, and Polydor Records wanted a complete change after high expectations for their debut album; a format with Simon Fuller wanted a massive improvement and there were even plans to remove members after negative reviews. But the band released the lead single from the album "Fool No More", where the single debuted at number four. The second single released, the album title track, reached number 13 in the UK. A third and final single was released, "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry", which charted at number 11.
The group split in early 2004, but they still went on to I Dream for 19 Entertainment because they had already agreed to do it. Unlike the S Club 7 shows which focused upon the band's fictional exploits, I Dream saw S Club 8 as members of a larger ensemble cast. I Dream revolved around the summer school Avalon Heights, run by Professor Toone (played by Christopher Lloyd), where the characters tried to improve on their talents in the performing arts. The show prominently featured songs and dances, with normally two songs per episode.
 2007-present: The Saturdays
Sandford performing with The Saturdays
Since 2007, Sandford has been a member of the girl group The Saturdays. The band have enjoyed seven top ten hits, and three top ten album hits. The girl band released their first debut single, "If This Is Love" in July 2008, where it peaked at number 8 in the UK The band released a second single "Up" where it charted at number five in the UK, and later the song enjoyed a certification of Silver in the United Kingdom. In late October 2008, the band released their first studio album, Chasing Lights, where it charted at number nine in the UK, and also achieved a certifications of Platinum by BBI. The band released a third single from the album, "Issues", which also received a silver certificate by the BBI. The Saturdays released a cover of "Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode; the song debuted at number 2 in the UK, behind Flo Rida's "Right Round". The fifth and final single from the album was "Work", which was the first single by the band to not reach the top 20. The band latee went on a tour titled The Work Tour.