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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Mia Boostrom

Lead Vocals

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Ryan McHugh

Band Leader
Lead Vocals/Guitar

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Andy Gulinello


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Louis Ochoa


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James Calandrella


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Justin Esiason



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 Music

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


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

5 Star Reviews

★★★★ 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

★★★★ Best. Wedding. Band. Ever.

I cannot say enough good things about Ryan and Hit Play. They were the talk of the night at our wedding. Every member of the band is incredibly talented and engaging, and Lynn is an absolute rockstar. We considered a lot of bands for our wedding, and absolutely made the best choice with Hit Play. Ryan was great to work with during the planning process as well, he was very accommodating to our unique requests, and even learned a specific song we love to add to our setlist! He was always responsive and professional and truly went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect night. Thank you, Hit Play!!

- Kate T., December 2021

★★★★ 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.

- 2023 Schedule -

Pazza On Porter - East Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, June 9th 8 pm - 11 pm

One Pelham East - Newport - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 11th 9:30 p.m. - 1:00

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Friday, June 16th 8 - 11:30

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

Saturday, June 17th 9:45 - 1

Abington Ale House - Abington, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 18th 2 pm - 6 pm

One Pelham East - Newport - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 18th 9:30 p.m. - 1:00

The Dial - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, June 25th 5 - 8 pm

The Townshend - Quincy, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, June 29th 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 2nd 2pm - 5pm

Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, July 8th 2 pm - 5 pm

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Saturday, July 8th 8 - 11:30

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Sunday, July 9th 9:30 p.m. - 1:00

Abington Ale House - Abington, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, July 15th 2 pm - 6 pm

550 Tavern - Halifax, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Saturday, July 15th 8 pm - 11 pm

The Dial - Cambridge, Ma - Duo

Sunday, July 16th 5 - 8 pm

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Sunday, July 23rd 9:30 p.m. - 1:00

Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, July 29th 2pm - 5pm

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

Saturday, July 29th 9:45 - 1

The Dial - Duo

Sunday, July 30th 5 - 8 pm

Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Wednesday, August 2nd 6 - 9pm

Abington Ale House - Abington, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 6th 2 pm - 6 pm

One Pelham East - Newport - Duo

Sunday, August 6th 9:30 pm - 1 a.m.

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