Sandra Piller

Sandra Piller

BandCountryAmericana

Sandra Piller may be a newcomer to Nashville, but she has the deep vocal talent and hearty, rough and tumble life experiences of a veteran.

Biography

Over the years, no matter how the responsibilities of motherhood tugged Sandra—who has two other grown children--away from her lifelong dream of being a professional singer, showbiz always pulled her back. Perhaps it’s genetic, as she grew up the daughter of Sandra Giles, a popular stage, screen and stage actress who currently gives weekly swing dance nights in Los Angeles. She was always a fan of pop country stars like Crystal Gayle, Patsy Kline and Kenny Rogers, but it was the music of The Judds that really inspired her to eventually pursue a singing career in Nashville.

Discography

The title of A Long Time Coming, her debut on Shady Hill Records, is a perfect reflection of the powerful joys and pains that inspired the album’s 11 songs and the emotional intensity of her live performances.

Offering a mix of compelling, heartfelt original songs and snappy reworkings of the rock-era classics “Love Me Two Times,” “Tightrope” and “I Go To Pieces,” the album was produced by rock and country legend and pedal steel guitar master Marty Rifkin, whose credits include Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakum, Jewel and Bruce Springsteen. Sandra, who scored her first publishing deal as a songwriter with legendary Sun Records icon and country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement, wrote two of the original songs with 25 year Nashville songwriting veteran Jane Bach (Reba McEntire, Collin Raye, JoDee Messina): the first single “My Romance” and “She Knows Better.”

"My Last Romance" has spins on radio in six markets across the country including KYFM (Bartlesville, OK), WZVN (Valparaiso, IN), WMXO (Olejan, NY), WKXD (Cookeville, TN), WCIL (Carterville, IL), and KSSR/KIVA (Santa Rosa, NM).

The cover of the CD shows Sandra in the midst of a labyrinth that represents the long twisting journey of life, from each moment of great happiness to the inevitable heartache. Having lost her eldest daughter and second husband, Michael Piller, a well known television producer, in recent years, she is committed to mostly lively, uptempo songs that portray life and love and fresh starts. These are songs truly everyone can relate to, that let the listeners know that for better or worse, we’re all on the same path together.

Now, with the release of A Long Time Coming, one of country music’s best-kept secrets is finally out.

Set List

Acoustic & Electric Sets (Up to 2 hrs)

Acoustic Set:

Bottom Line
Same Old You
I Could get used to you
Cold Wind Blowin’
I Go to Pieces
My Last Romance
Redemption
Lovin’ You
Don’t Write Don’t Call
She Knows Better
Hometown Feel
Love me 2 Times
Little Devil
Fork in the Road
Heat Wave

Electric Set:

Swing of Things
Take Me
My Last Romance
Another Chance
Only in My Dreams
Redemption
Feel the Fire

Acoustic Middle Set

Cold Wind Blowin’
I Could Get Used to You
Heat Wave

I Go to Pieces
Tightrope
Diamond in the Rough
Love Me 2 Times

Lovin’ You
Don’t Write Don’t Call
Red Eye

Instrumental Selections:
Hometown Feel (inst.)
Spanish Harlem (inst.)
Over the Rainbow (inst.)
Voodoo Hoochi Ku