Agonal Rhythm » The Band

Meet The Band
Great friends make great music.

Agonal Rhythm is a group of talented, fun-loving people who have developed into a serious working rock and roll band. Covering most modern music genres, we are as dedicated to the music as we are fun. Join us at an event near you!

Check out our schedule and you will find that we are not only the area’s “funnest” party band, but we are also the hardest working. With so many entertaining events throughout the Finger Lakes region, you are sure to find a few in your neighborhood.  Plus we are proud to say that we play some of the best venues in upstate New York. So take a drive through this beautiful countryside and join us soon. Good times and good music await.      

Specializing in happy hours, winery events, festivals, and private parties, Agonal Rhythm is sure to keep you and your guests dancing, laughing and having a great time.  Party with us as we entertain you with our unique style of classic rock and roll, disco and rhythm & blues.   


Rita Venuti

Lead Vocals

Day Job: ER Nurse

Michael Collins

Lead Vocals

Day Job: Doctor | Internal Medicine

John Sullivan

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Day Job: ER Doctor

Ted Mitchell

Day Job: Pharmacist

Gary Ventura

Lead Guitar
Day Job: Retired Engineer

Joe Calabrese

Day Job: Printer, 

Hobart William Smith College

Steve Salerno

Day Job: Food Truck Entrepeneur

The band was started 25 years ago as a joke for a retirement party. An "agonal rhythm" is the last beats of a dying heart. Since then, doctors and friends have come in and out of this band with John, Rita, Michael and Ted being the constants.


About 10 years ago Ralph came into the picture and Agonal Rhythm was solidified into a serious working band. Gary (lead guitarist) is our most recent addition.


We are just as committed to music as we are to fun! Come join us and see why people call us the “Funnest Party Band in the Finger Lakes”!

In Remembrance of Ralph Sinicropi

This past year we lost our dear friend and amazing bass player, Ralph Sinicropi. Ralph joined the band 11 years ago and brought talent, passion, humor, and joy to our musical performances, as well as a skilled and focused organization to the promotion of Agonal Rhythm.


We would not be where we are today without him! It is largely because of Ralph that Agonal Rhythm became “The Funnest Party Band in the Finger Lakes!”

More than all that… Ralph was a great friend, and the kind of brother anyone would be blessed to have. Ralph Sinicropi is in our hearts forever, and not a day or performance goes by without grateful remembrance!

Covering Music from the Greatest Bands in History!

The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, The B52s,  Katrina & The Waves, Robert Palmer, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, The Eagles, Dave Matthews Band, Patti LaBelle, Earth Wind & Fire, Wild Cherry, The Young Rascals, Queen, Van Morrison, Martha & The Vandellas, Gloria Gaynor, ZZ Top, Ellie Goulding, Billie Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Grand Funck Railroad,  Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors, Spencer Davis Group, Santana, The Hollies, Bob Segar, Blues Traveler, Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, The Kinks, The Doobie Brothers, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, The Isley Brothers, Donna Summer, Alan Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Fleetwood Mac, Patsy Cline, King Harvest, Ritchie Valens, Martina McBride, Etta James, The Drifters, The Trammps, Tina Turner, James Taylor, Blues Brothers, The Killers, Green Day, and much, much, more!

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