WATCH: ‘Sit Down With Steve’ On Space Coast Daily TV Features Multi-Talented Piera Van de Wiel
By Space Coast Daily // July 9, 2020
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SIT DOWN WITH STEVE: What do you get when you mix a professional singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and humanitarian? You get the multi-talented, very impressive, Piera Van de Wiel.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – What do you get when you mix a professional singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and humanitarian? You get the multi-talented, very impressive, Piera Van de Wiel.
Originally from the Isle of Wight in the UK, Van de Wiel is now living in New York and making a name for herself, in more ways than one.
Space Coast Daily’s Steve Wilson recently talked with Van de Wiel, via Zoom about her music, acting, and causes that she is so passionate about. As the founder of “Stronger With Music,” she promotes the importance of music and mental health, and music and social impact.
Van de Wiel has performed at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, bringing awareness to domestic violence issues. In fact, proceeds from her single “Used” go to the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.
As she explained to Wilson, this very special song was an “emotional rollercoaster of how one can feel so safe that when you let your barriers down you can be used, abused, and taken for granted.”
Another special project for Van de Wiel was her song “Come Back Home.” She calls it her Abaco Relief Song.
After the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Van de Wiel decided she wanted to do whatever she could to help the Bahamian people. Having grown up there since she was 7 months old, the Abaco Islands hold a special place in her heart.
She still has family members and friends that live on the Island. According to Van de Wiel, she “wrote this song to help raise funds for humanitarian relief.”
“Come Back Home” recently won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in “Listener Impact” at the Global Music Awards.
Van de Wiel continues to make a difference is her singing and songwriting. In late June of 2020, her single “Dear Mrs.” was released. She describes it as an “electro swing pop song.” Van de Wiel went on to say that it “celebrates Pride and LGBTQ voices.”
When Van de Wiel talked with Wilson about her acting, her face lit up as she discussed her first professional role as Milady de Winter of The Three Musketeers.
She currently has two films on the film festival circuit – Tainted Choices and Strip Clara. Not only does she enjoy acting in dramas, but she enjoys writing them as well.
Piera Van de Wiel is one of those rare individuals that puts others ahead of herself. Her talent, enthusiasm and passion shines through in everything she does. She continues to make a difference. And, that is about as good as it gets.
Piera Van de Wiel’s music can be found on Spotify.com