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

Drums/Vocals

Louis Ochoa photo

Louis Ochoa

Bass/Vocals

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Brian McGravey

Keyboard

James Calandrella photo

James Calandrella

Saxophone

Justin Esiason photo

Justin Esiason

Trumpet

Services

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)

MC / DJ

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

Lighting

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.




Videos

"Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac as performed live by HIT PLAY

"The Way You Look Tonight"

"All The Small Things"

"Don't Stop Believing"

"Starships" by Nikki Minaj

Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

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

★★★★ 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

★★★★ 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


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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.


- 2024 Schedule -

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 23rd 9:30 pm - 1 am


Boston Ale House - W Roxbury, MA - Duo Ryan & Abrial Bonilla

Sunday, June 23rd 2 pm - 5:30 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, June 24th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, June 27th 8 pm - 11:00 pm


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

Sunday, June 30th 9:30 pm - 1 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 1st 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Matadora at the Hilton - Woburn, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, July 4th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


The Dot Tavern - Dorchester / Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, July 5th 9 pm - 12 am


The Dot Tavern - Dorchester / Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 7th 9 pm - 12 am


The Bowery - Dorchester, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 7th 3 pm - 6 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 8th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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

Saturday, July 13th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


The Drift - Hull, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 14th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 15th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 3 piece band

Thursday, July 18th 9 pm - 12 am


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, July 20th 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Saturday, July 20th 10 pm - 1:30 am


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

Sunday, July 21st 9:30 pm - 1 am


Boston Ale House - W Roxbury, MA - Duo Ryan & Mia Boostrom

Sunday, July 21st 4 pm - 7:30 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 22nd 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Urban Wild - Boston, MA - 5 piece band

Thursday, July 25th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


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

Sunday, July 28th 9:30 pm - 1 am


The Bowery - Dorchester, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 28th 3 pm - 6 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 29th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, August 1st 7 pm - 10 pm


Carrie Nation - Boston, MA - 4 Piece band

Saturday, August 3rd 10:00 - 1:30


Abington Ale House - Abington, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, August 3rd 2 pm - 6 pm


The Dot Tavern - Dorchester / Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 4th 9 pm - 12 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 5th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 3 piece band

Thursday, August 8th 9 pm - 12 am


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Saturday, August 10th 10 pm - 1:30 am


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

Sunday, August 11th 9:30 pm - 1 am


Boston Ale House - W Roxbury, MA - Duo Ryan & Mia Boostrom

Sunday, August 11th 4 pm - 7:30


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 12th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Matadora at the Hilton - Woburn, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, August 15th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, August 17th 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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

Saturday, August 17th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


The Dot Tavern - Dorchester / Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 18th 9 pm - 12 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 19th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Urban Wild - Boston, MA - 5 piece band

Thursday, August 22nd 8 pm - 11:30 pm


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