Wedding Band - Boston, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Wedding Band Hit Play is now featuring Mia Boostrom from NBC's "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" !

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About The Band

Based in southeastern Massachusetts and formed in 2015 by some of the area's most accomplished musicians, Hit Play has quickly earned a solid reputation as one of the hottest live wedding and event party bands in New England. The band’s leader, guitarist and singer, Ryan McHugh is well known in the Boston area for his ability to entertain a room by utilizing his 22 years of experience working professionally in the live music industry. Drawing on this experience, Hit Play performs in top club venues from Boston to Newport and at top wedding venues all over New England. The band is well known for their incredibly versatile repertoire - consisting of anything from rock, pop, funk, country, alternative and hip-hop to name a few. Ryan will work with you to select the perfect song choices for your event. Unlike most Boston wedding bands that have a set list of songs that vary only a little from one event to another, the band can call from a variety of genres during performances to perfectly fit the crowd and the vibe of your event. With nearly 400 songs to choose from and state of the art sound system and uplighting, Hit Play will make the night perfect. When you book Hit Play for your wedding you will not only get an incredibly energized performance, but also unparalleled service throughout the entire planning of your event. Hit Play promises to be here for you to answer any questions and make your event one you will never forget!

Meet the Band

The core members of Hit Play consist of drums, bass, guitar and male and female vocals. We can customize the band to suit your needs. We can add keyboard and or saxophone to add to the core sound and versatility allowing us to cover a wider range of music. If you’re on a lower budget but still want live music combined with DJ services Hit Play also does weddings as a duo! Ask about pricing.

Mia Boostrom photo

Mia Boostrom

Lead Vocals

Ryan McHugh photo

Ryan McHugh

Band Leader
Lead Vocals/Guitar

Andy Gulinello photo

Andy Gulinello


Louis Ochoa photo

Louis Ochoa



Brian McGravey


James Calandrella photo

James Calandrella


Justin Esiason photo

Justin Esiason


Jim Zaroulis photo

Jim Zaroulis

Keyboard Alternate


Wedding Entertainment at it's Best. Our Packages go Above and Beyond all Massachusetts Wedding Bands.

Wedding Band

Next level, high-energy Boston wedding entertainment including ceremony and cocktail hour music. (optional)


We provide MC service for the entire event cocktail hour and reception and DJ music during band breaks.


We can provide stage and dance floor lighting and also accent up-lighting for the venue.

Ceremony Music

We can provide microphones, sound system and live acoustic or mp3 music for the ceremony.


Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

Hit Play

5 Star Reviews

★★★★ I wish I could give 10 stars!

Ryan and his band absolutely blew all expectations I had out of the water. When it came to music and entertainment I didn’t have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day. Ryan was happy to help offer suggestions on intro songs when we couldn’t decide and it was exactly what we wanted. All of the guests danced the night away and had so much fun! I can’t wait to have an excuse to have another event so that we can have Hit Play come and perform again. Our day was absolutely perfect and a big part of that was due to Hit Play. Ryan and the band are excellent and absolutely made the night memorable. I would give them 10 stars if I could!

- Ashley, September 2019

★★★★ Fantastic and easy to work with!

We continue to receive endless compliments from every guest about our amazing band, Hit Play! They are an amazing talent and go over the top ensuring we had a fantastic wedding. From start to finish, Hit Play was communicative, easy to work with, took every request of ours, and delivered in spades. We consider them our personal friends and look forward to seeing them more in Boston as we've learned about them through planning out wedding. Our guests and ourselves will never forget our reception because of how much fun we had celebrating with Hit Play! Cannot recommend enough!

- Shelly C. WeddingWire May 2022


The band was AMAZING! Hit Play made the wedding even more perfect! The energy coming from the band made it that our dance floor was NEVER empty. The music during the band break was exactly what we talked about which made for a seamless transition when they came back on stage. Highly recommend them!

- Dee H., The Knot, June 2019

★★★★ Hit Play is the best!!

We had Hit Play at our wedding 09/2019. They were amazing!! They played everything we wanted them to play, they have a wide range of music that they play. Anything from country to old school songs to pop from today. They kept our guests entertained the entire night! Everyone kept saying that we had the most fun wedding they had ever been to and I think it was mostly because of the band! One of my friends even booked them for her wedding after coming to ours. Very flexible and reasonable. 100% recommend!

- Valerie J., September 2019

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Contact Us

For Booking or for pricing info please fill out the form below. Our band leader (Ryan) will reply with pricing info and availability ASAP.

See Us Live

Here is the updated list of public gigs in Mass and RI to watch the wedding band live! Ask any questions, talk to the musicians, and get a really good feel for how amazing and different the band is compared to everything else out there.

- 2023 Schedule -

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Thursday, October 5th 9:45 - 1:45

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, October 6th 8 pm - 11 pm

Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, October 12th 8 pm - 11 pm

Bell In Hand Tavern - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Friday, October 13th 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Dublin Rose - Boston, MA - Acoustic Trio

Saturday, October 14th 9 pm - 12 am

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Wednesday, October 18th 9 pm - 1 am

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Friday, October 20th 8 - 11:30

Carrie Nation - Boston, MA - SHOWCASE 4 / 5 piece band

Saturday, October 21st 10 pm - 1:00

Widowmaker Brewery - John Mahar Highway, Braintree, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Saturday, October 21st 5 pm - 8 pm

Widowmaker Brewery - Braintree, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, October 22nd 3 pm - 6 pm

Widowmaker Brewery - John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Sunday, October 22nd 3 pm - 6 pm

Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, October 26th 8 pm - 11 pm

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, October 27th 8 pm - 11 pm

Private Event - Wedding - Kennebunkport, ME

Saturday, October 28th

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, November 3rd 8 pm - 11 pm

Private Event - Wedding - Warren, VT

Saturday, November 4th

Bill's Bar - Boston, Ma - 4 piece band

Friday, November 10th 10:30 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.

Bell In Hand Tavern - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Saturday, November 11th 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, November 17th 8 pm - 11 pm

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, November 20th 9 pm - 1 am

Bill's Bar - Boston, Ma - 4 piece band

Friday, November 24th 10:30 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.

Green Dragon - Boston, MA - 3 Piece band

Saturday, November 25th 9:30 pm - 1 a.m.

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, December 1st 8 pm - 11 pm

Bell In Hand Tavern - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Saturday, December 2nd 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

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