Wedding Band MA, RI, NH

Hit Play

Massachusetts Wedding Band

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About The Band

Based in southeastern Massachusetts and formed in 2015 by some 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!

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)

Lighting

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

Ceremony Music

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

MC / DJ

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

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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.


- 2022 -

Bostonia Public House - Boston - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, January 21st 10-1:45


One Pelham East - Newport - Ryan and Lynn duo

Saturday, January 22nd 8-11:30


One pelham East - Newport - Ryan and Lynn duo

Friday, January 28th 8-11:30


Hennessy's - Boston - Hit Play full band

Saturday, January 29th 9:30-1:30


One Pelham East - Newport - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Saturday, February 5th 8-11:30


Mr. Dooley's - Boston Ma - Ryan and Annie Cheevers duo

Sunday, February 6th 9-12:30


Bostonia Public House - Boston - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, February 11th 10-1:45


One Pelham East - Newport - Ryan and Lynn duo

Saturday, February 12th 8-11:30


One Pelham East - Newport - Ryan and Lynn duo

Friday, February 18th 8-11:30


Limey's - Norwood, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, February 19th 7-10


Hennessy's - Boston - Hit Play full band

Friday, March 4th 9:30 - 1:30


Southside Tavern - Braintree, Ma - Ryan & Caitlin Carey duo

Saturday, March 5th 8:30 - 11:30


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.

Lynn Lavi photo

Lynn Lavi

Lead Vocals

Ryan McHugh photo

Ryan McHugh

Band Leader
Lead Vocals/Guitar

Andy Gulinello photo

Andy Gulinello

Drums/Vocals

Pete Mathew photo

Pete Mathew

Bass/Vocals

Jeff Calder photo

Jeff Calder

Keyboard

Luke Gosselin photo

Luke Gosselin

Saxophone

Justin Esiason photo

Justin Esiason

Trumpet

Caitlin Carey photo

Caitlin Carey

Lead Vocals (alternate)

John Saval photo

John Saval

Bass (alternate)

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. Also Off season rates available.

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Contact Us

Hit Play is locally owned and managed and independent from other Boston booking agencies and management companies. Book directly with our transparent 2-party performance agreement, and avoid agency upcharges and hidden referral fees. Please fill out the form below to contact the band. Our band leader (Ryan) will be in touch shortly.



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Testimonials

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

Cannot imagine our day without Hit Play's spcial touches!

Hit Play was the icing on the cake of a truly special, highly personalized, and overall amazing wedding reception! Ryan worked closely with us leading up to our wedding day to ensure we could include some very special songs, including some odd requests for the kids in attendance! Non-traditionally, the groom picked the first dance song in secret in order to surprise me, the bride. Ryan was great in keeping this detail from me, creating a wonderful moment as we began our first dance as a married couple that I will never forget! He and the band were incredible from start to finish. From cocktail hour, to announcements, to maintaining the flow of the evening, and getting the party pumping on the dance floor, everything was excellent! They even played a couple extra songs at the end that, in retrospect, topped off the evening perfectly. This band is obviously very experienced in special events and knows how to do it right. We have even gone to see them at public venues since the wedding and loved them!

- Karen C., October 2019

Ryan and his wedding band were awesome!!

Ryan was easy to communicate with. Together we made a plan for the evening; he was willing to move around our venue to create just the right atmosphere. Ryan provided cocktail-hour music from the porch, dining music on the lawn, and of course dancing music under the tent. Ryan definitely knows how to keep the dance floor energy up. We had a blast dancing with our friends and family.

- Emily L., May 2020

AMAZING!

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