Sandra Piller may have been born and raised in Southern California, but she has always been a country girl at heart: “ I really enjoy the storytelling aspect of country songs.”
With vocals reminiscent of Allison Krauss and Lee Ann Womack, Sandra was named "Best New Female Country Artist of 2009" by New Music Weekly, and "Best Female Country Artist of 2010." Her single, "I Cross That Bridge," was #1 on the NMW Country music charts for three straight weeks.
The title track from her 2011 "Days Like These" CD hit the Music Row charts and was Top Ten on the New Music Weekly country chart.
Sandra has enjoyed radio success, #1 single on the NMW Country chart, ("I Cross that Bridge) for three straight weeks.....and a top ten single on the Music Row Charts ("Days Like These")
Sandra signed her first single song contract with legendary Sun Records icon and country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement. For the past several years she has collaborated with songwriter Jane Bach, a 36-year veteran hit songwriter in Nashville. Since co-writing with Bach, Sandra's country CDs have been produced by Bach and recorded in Nashville;
A special CD for Sandra, "Love Goes On" (produced by Bach in Nashville), was released in June of 2012 and dedicated to her late husband, Michael Piller. Michael is remembered by millions of fans for his role as the executive producer and writer of more than a hundred episodes of the Star Trek television series, as well as writing the feature film Star Trek Insurrection.
Playing nightclubs, fairs, and songwriter rounds in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York City, Sandra has performed her country music at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe and Douglas Corner Cafe (and even at a Nashville Star Trek Convention); at New York's The Bitter End; and at Los Angeles' Genghis Cohen, LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music) events, and Toys for Tots fundraisers. Venues hosting these rounds have been nationwide: Los Angeles (Genghis Cohen, Skinny’s Lounge, The Other Door, Room 5), Nashville (the Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe), New York City (The Bitter End and The Living Room) and Charlotte, NC (8.2.0. Club).
In April of 2015, Sandra performed a cabaret show of music written by her late mother-in-law, Ruth Roberts, at the Gardenia in Los Angeles. The show marked the beginning of a loving tribute to a remarkable composer.
Titled "From the Brill to the Metropolitan Club, Sandra Piller Sings Ruth Roberts" the show highlighted the hit parade music that Ruth Roberts wrote - hits that were recorded by major artists of the day, such as Dean Martin, Paul Anka, Teresa Brewer, Jimmy Dean, Lawrence Welk, Buddy Holly, Freda Payne, Petula Clark, Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, The McGuire Sisters, Patti Page, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Arthur Godrey, Steve Allen, Eydie Gorme...even the Beatles!
"Ruth was an incredibly successful songwriter......and she wrote some of the greatest sports songs of all time. Her work is played at baseball and football games all across the country." ("Meet the Met", "It's a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame", Mr.Touchdown U.S.A.").
In July of 2017, at Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles (Studio City), Sandra produced another tribute show to Ruth Roberts titled "A Sentimental Journey...the music of Ruth Roberts." With a cast of six top Cabaret performers (including Sandra) It was a sold-out performance.
In December of 2017, a special holiday show titled "The Music of Ruth Roberts Holiday Variety Show" celebrated the holidays at Upstairs at Vitello's. With nine performers (including Sandra) and again featuring the Charlie Harrison Trio Variety Show" the holiday show featured songs such as "Winter Snow" and "The March of the Christmas Toys."