Otherwise Normal is a Los Angeles-based cover band formed in 1998. The group's primary focus is on Beatles and other 60s British Invasion bands, but we also play the likes of the Bowie, The Turtles and Paul Simon. The members of the band include a computer programmer, an internal medicine physician and a classical radio DJ.

After a three-year absence, the Santa Monica July 4th Parade is Back!
Join Otherwise Normal on Main Street any time that morning starting at 9:30.

Here's all you need to know: https://www.santamonicaparade.com/

L.A. Marathon

If you participated in the 2022 L.A. Marathon, you heard one member of the group as you rushed (sauntered?) by. Rich Capparela provided some oldies on his guitar (with Otherwise Normal backing tracks) at mile 17, near the Beverly Hills Courthouse.

Corona Tunes

While the band hadn't been able to get together since the COVID began, we were busy collaborating online, using multi-tracking software to record several albums' worth of songs (as in, over 90!). These Corona Tunes are available HERE

You Were on My Mind - Winnetka Bowl, August 2018


Happy Together - Winnetka Bowl, August 2018

1/30/13 Canoga Bowl - YouTube video of "Wonderwall"




1/30/13 Canoga Bowl - YouTube video of "Happiness is a Warm Gun"




8/5/12 - "I am the Walrus" Rehearsal Video (165 mb...give it time)

And here it is on YouTube






Clyde Porter's West Valley Playhouseclyde porter playhouse


In December of 2011 the band appeared at Clyde Porter's West Valley Playhouse in Woodland Hills/Canoga Park for a fund raiser on behalf of the Rotary Club. The evening included a buffet dinner followed by tunes provided by Otherwise Normal in the 150-seat theater.







ymca movie


Check out this YouTube video to see a rooftop performance at the Santa Monica Family YMCA in July of 2009. We play the second half of the Abbey Road medley, right up to The End. Sure that's ambitious for a four-piece band — live, no less — but that's just how we roll.




If you've got 2 minutes, here are 22 songs. See if you can you name them all.

(Couldn't catch every one? Move the mouse here for a cheat sheet.) Or click here.
















Otherwise Normal Rocks Marina Del Rey We've played a number of times at Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey. We serve up our usual covers of Beatles, etc. and give out a slew of classical CDs to lucky attendees during random trivia quizes.

(Thanks to Ernie & Sara Vance for the photo - right)










The Members of the Band

Rich Capparela: lead vocal, guitar, keyboards

(Classical DJ)


Rob Davis: lead guitar


(Computer Programmer)

Juse Woythaler: bass guitar


(Cardiologist/Internal Medicine)