Wedding Band - Boston, Massachusetts

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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!

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.

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Lynn Lavi

Lead Vocals

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Ryan McHugh

Band Leader
Lead Vocals/Guitar

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Andy Gulinello

Drums/Vocals

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Louis Ochoa

Bass/Vocals

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James Calandrella

Saxophone

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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)

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 band breaks.

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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

★★★★ 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

★★★★ 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

★★★★ 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


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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.


- Weekly -

Starting In May - One Pelham East in Newport - Ryan solo acoustic

Every Sunday 9:30pm - 1am



- 2023 Schedule -

Shenanigan's - South Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, February 11th 4pm - 7pm


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

Saturday, February 11th 9:45 - 1


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

Saturday, April 1st 9:45 - 1


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