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

Jim Zaroulis photo

Jim Zaroulis

Keyboard Alternate

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"

"Starships" by Nikki Minaj

Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

5 Star Reviews

★★★★ 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

★★★★ You will not regret hiring them!

We cannot say enough about Ryan and Hit Play! We hired them for our June wedding in Massachusetts and they completely blew us away. They had the dance floor packed the entire night. The energy and excitement from the band was contagious and the music was exactly what people of all ages wanted to hear. Ryan was professional, on top of things, and so easy to work with. You will not regret hiring them for your big day!

- Kailee R., May 2020

★★★★ FANTASTIC!

We had Hit Play at our wedding in Massachusetts on 9/25/2021 and they were FANTASTIC! Ryan was so great to work with throughout the whole process and made sure all of my requests were played throughout the night! They are great at choosing songs that work with the crowd and everyone at my wedding was on the dance floor the whole night!! Really....no one sat down! We couldn't recommend them enough.

- Taylor K., September 2021

★★★★ 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

Saturday, April 20th 3:30 pm - 7 pm


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

Sunday, April 21st 9 pm - 12 am


Boston Ale House - West Roxbury, MA - Duo w/ Ryan & Mila Fe'

Sunday, April 21st 4 pm - 7:30


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, April 25th 8:30 pm - 12 am


Stars on Hingham Harbor - Hingham, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, April 26th 9 pm - 12 am


Nash Bar (2nd floor) - Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, April 27th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


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

Sunday, April 28th 9 pm - 12 am


Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, April 29th 9 p.m - 1 a.m


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, May 2nd 7 pm - 10 pm


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

Saturday, May 4th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, May 5th 9 pm - 12:30 am


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, May 9th 8:30 pm - 12 am


Goodnight Johnny's - Burlington, MA - Duo Ryan & Mia

Friday, May 10th 6 pm - 9 pm


The Tree - Braintree, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, May 11th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, May 12th 9 pm - 12:30 am


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

Thursday, May 16th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, May 17th 2 pm - 5 pm


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Friday, May 17th 10 pm - 1:30 am


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, May 19th 9:30 pm - 1 am


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Thursday, May 23rd 9 pm - 12 am


Boston Ale House - West Roxbury, MA - Duo Ryan & Melissa Mills

Friday, May 24th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, May 31st 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 2nd 9 pm - 12:30 am


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

Sunday, June 9th 9 pm - 12 am


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

Thursday, June 13th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, June 14th 2 pm - 5 pm


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