Born from the ashes of many various past projects, the members of Otherwise Magnificent all came together in early 2007. Bringing their diverse influences and styles together, the group has created a sound familiar, yet uncompromisingly new.
Christy's soaring vocals show off her powerful yet intimate range. Dave DiMarco's intricate yet hard-driving percussion anchors the songs in a groove. Hamilton plays rhythmic scales and melodic lines on the bass that add depth to their pop. And Jonathan Batailles' guitar is driving and at times jangly, creating a perfect harmony. What you have is a band entirely original yet fully accessible. Otherwise Magnificent's live show has the energy of punk, the hooks of pop and the chops of classic rock without being tied to any one era or genre.
The band has performed in front of a diverse crowd drawing a loyal fanbase all over Long Island. Memorable shows have been played at such venues as Crash Mansion, Southpaw, The Continental, The Mean Fiddler, Connolly's, The Nutty Irishman, McCoy's, Mulcahy's, Traxx, The Pussycat Lounge, and Village Pub South. They have also played at colleges and universities such as SUNY Stony Brook, St. John's and Nassau Community College.
In early 2008 the band played at the Long Island Unsigned & Unsung Bands Festival at the Pantheon in Port Jeff, NY as well as at The Crazy Donkey at Unsigned Bands Festival II promoted by Clubloaded.com & 3MB Studios. As a result of their performance at Crazy Donkey, the band received a FREE Music Video Shoot!
Recently the band has been in the studio recording what will become their debut EP. Look for it in the Fall of 2008!
In an era where the singer/songwriter reigns supreme and there are no new huge rock bands rising up, OM strives to fill that void and only their imagination will be their limit.