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

★★★★ Kept everyone on the dance floor...

We had Hit Play perform at our wedding. Ryan was so easy to work with. He was professional, responsive and a great lead vocalist/guitar player!! The entire band made the night memorable. They made the night extremely personalized and even gave us the option of learning some new songs for our wedding that were outside of the set list. They played back up as my dad sang a punk rock song at the end of the night which he was so appreciative of. All of our guests commented on how they were the absolute best band they had seen at a wedding!! So many of the guests were asking for their info. The band played a wide variety of genres, kept everyone on the dance floor and were able to read the room the gage what the guests wanted to hear. Call them now! Reach out! Book them! They’re truly the best in the business!

- Marina N., July 2021

★★★★ Best. Wedding. Band. Ever.

I cannot say enough good things about Ryan and Hit Play. They were the talk of the night at our wedding. Every member of the band is incredibly talented and engaging, and Lynn is an absolute rockstar. We considered a lot of bands for our wedding, and absolutely made the best choice with Hit Play. Ryan was great to work with during the planning process as well, he was very accommodating to our unique requests, and even learned a specific song we love to add to our setlist! He was always responsive and professional and truly went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect night. Thank you, Hit Play!!

- Kate T., December 2021

★★★★ Absolutely Amazing!!

You cannot go wrong booking HitPlay as your wedding band! Ryan, the leader, was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Everyone was so friendly and the band was absolutely amazing. We had everyone on the dance floor and the band was really interactive with our guests too. Seriously, one of the best vendors I worked with out of all of our wedding planning, would book them again a million times over!

- Danielle B, WeddingWire July 2022

★★★★ The best decision we made

We had an absolute BLAST with Hit Play! They were so easy to work with and they were a crowd pleaser. Our guests literally danced the night away and had to be forced off the dance floor. Ryan was excellent about specifics and communication and such a pleasure to work with. We had some unique song requests for our ceremony and they fulfilled each and every one. We had the 6-piece band and would definitely work with them again. They play it all and they are SO MUCH FUN!

- William O., The Knot, July 2018

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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 -

Ember Coal Fire - Harwich Port, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, December 1st 8 p.m - 11 p.m

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

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

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Wednesday, December 6th 9 pm - 1 am

Private Corporate Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7th

Hennessy's - Boston, Ma - 3 Piece band

Friday, December 8th 9:30 pm - 1 a.m.

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

Saturday, December 9th 10 pm - 1:00

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, December 14th 9 - 12:30

Limey's Pub - Norwood, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, December 16th 8:30 - 11:30

Limey's Pub - Norwood, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, December 16th 8:30 - 11:30

550 Tavern - Halifax, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Friday, December 22nd 8 pm - 11 pm

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Saturday, December 23rd 9:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Mr. Dooley's - Boston, MA - Duo Ryan & Annie Cheevers

Tuesday, December 26th 9:30 - 12:30

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, December 28th 9:30 - 12:30

Mr. Dooley's - Boston, MA - Duo Ryan & Annie Cheevers

Friday, December 29th 9:30 - 12:30

Private Event - Wedding - Gloucester, MA

Saturday, December 30th

Private Event - Wedding - Norwood, MA

Sunday, December 31st

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, January 4th 9:30 - 1

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, January 8th 9 p.m - 1 a.m

Liberty Tavern - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, January 14th 5 pm - 8 pm

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Duo Ryan & Mia

Saturday, January 20th 8 pm - 11:30 pm

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, January 22nd 9 p.m - 1 a.m

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