Beginning in late 2009, Desiree Parrillo and April Alder began working together to bring to life some lyrics that April had previously written. With the guitar parts and vocal melody in order, they sought out Frank Perry to accompany them on drums to help further arrange the music. After some time, Frank agreed to be the permanent drummer of BETTER OFF. The three continued to practice, write and s...earch for a bassist. In the summer of 2010, Melanie Costa joined the group to play bass. BETTER OFF played only a few shows including The Brickhouse, Oreilly's Pub and Mulcaheys before Melanie departed to pursue other interests. (Please support Melanie's new band "The Parise Project") BETTER OFF continued as a trio through the fall of 2010 with April filling in on bass in rehearsals to fill out the sound. In early 2011 Eddie Becker joined BETTER OFF to play bass and also persue his love interest in Desiree. Desiree returned the favor to Eddie's band and is also the current bassist. (Please support IDES) With full instrumentation in place, BETTER OFF played a few more shows at The Brickhouse, Traveler's Pub and Bruno's. April Alder departed the band in the summer of 2011 for personal reasons and also to persue her growing relationship with her beloved boyfriend Jon ( We wish them the best!) With April's departure more than half of the setlist went with her, which was a major blow to the remaining members. Desiree continued to write new material and test out the driver's seat as lead guitarist and vocalist. Soon enough the band had enough new material to start playing shows again and headed out to MacCarthy's Pub (courtesy of SUNRISE SKYLINE), Bartini ( courtesy of Jackknife Stiletto) and Lulu's Village Pub. With such an overwhelming positive response, BETTER OFF will continue to rock the masses hard! See you at the show!