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!


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

Ceremony Sound

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


We provide MC service for the entire event and DJ music during breaks.


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.

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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


Pete Mathew photo

Pete Mathew


Jeff Calder photo

Jeff Calder


Luke Gosselin photo

Luke Gosselin


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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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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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


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

So many compliments

Oh my goodness!! Thank you guys so much for such an amazing night at our wedding! You guys were amazing! I am still getting compliments on what a great time everyone had. You guys really made our special night even more great. It was exactly what we wanted. I will certainly keep you guys in mind for other events that we host.

- Meghan H., Wedding Wire, June 2018

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