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!
Next level, high-energy Boston wedding entertainment including ceremony and cocktail hour music. (optional)
We provide MC service for the entire event cocktail hour and reception and DJ music during band breaks.
We can provide microphones, sound system and live acoustic or mp3 music for the ceremony.
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
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
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
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
For Booking or for pricing info please fill out the form below. Our band leader (Ryan) will reply with pricing info and availability ASAP.
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