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World-renowned composer and music producer Steve Barakatt signs record deal with British singer and actor Piera Van de Wiel

First single, "It's Complicated" to be released today

MONACO, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Steve Barakatt and Abaca Group Inc. are pleased to announce the conclusion of a record deal with British singer, songwriter, and actor Piera Van de Wiel.

Her first single, "It's Complicated," featuring Steve Barakatt on piano is being released worldwide today. "The first time I heard her voice, I immediately felt that she had something unique. Piera's voice is reminiscent of classic romance, it's warm and vibrant, with a modern twist. Our first writing session led to a very cinematic song that I am very pleased to share with the world," says Steve Barakatt.

"When I met Steve, I felt that we had synergy, and I wanted to create music with him. I am so grateful for this opportunity and so lucky to have such an amazing team behind me. Life is complicated. So stand up. Shout out what's inside of you," says Piera Van de Wiel.

Baruch Gayton Entertainment Group will serve as the US partner and producer for concerts and events.

ABOUT STEVE BARAKATT

For more than three decades, award‑winning composer, pianist, singer, producer, and creative director Steve Barakatt has achieved global success on hundreds of projects with some of the best artists, record labels, studios, brands, and corporations around the world.

Steve Barakatt has collaborated with internationally renowned singers such as Natasha St-Pier, Nana Mouskouri, Dame Shirley Bassey, Leon Lai, Alan Tam, Agnes Chan, Audrey De Montigny, Wheesung, John Park, Chen of EXO, Lee Dong Woo, Yesung of Super Junior, Sunny of Girls' Generation, Luna of fx.

Barakatt was one of the music producers involved in Yoko Ono's "Make Some Noise" human rights campaign for Amnesty International.

ABOUT PIERA VAN DE WIEL

Piera Van de Wiel is from the Isle of Wight. She has lived in New York for the last five years, graduating from the Tisch School of the Arts in 2017. Piera is a singer, songwriter, actor, and producer.

Piera's talents have led to performances at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, the Rose Theatre, and the Off‑Broadway Richard Rodgers Amphitheater. She recently founded the music media series Stronger with Music, which empowers women and helps promote mental wellness.

Official websites: www.pieravandewiel.com www.stevebarakatt.com

 

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