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

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"

"Don't Stop Believing"

"Starships" by Nikki Minaj

Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

5 Star Reviews

★★★★ Ryan and his wedding band were awesome!!

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

★★★★ Cannot imagine our day without Hit Play's spcial touches!

Hit Play was the icing on the cake of a truly special, highly personalized, and overall amazing wedding reception! Ryan worked closely with us leading up to our wedding day to ensure we could include some very special songs, including some odd requests for the kids in attendance! Non-traditionally, the groom picked the first dance song in secret in order to surprise me, the bride. Ryan was great in keeping this detail from me, creating a wonderful moment as we began our first dance as a married couple that I will never forget! He and the band were incredible from start to finish. From cocktail hour, to announcements, to maintaining the flow of the evening, and getting the party pumping on the dance floor, everything was excellent! They even played a couple extra songs at the end that, in retrospect, topped off the evening perfectly. This band is obviously very experienced in special events and knows how to do it right. We have even gone to see them at public venues since the wedding and loved them!

- Karen C., October 2019

★★★★ 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

★★★★ Absolutely Amazing!!

You cannot go wrong booking HitPlay as your wedding band! Ryan, the leader, was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Everyone was so friendly and the band was absolutely amazing. We had everyone on the dance floor and the band was really interactive with our guests too. Seriously, one of the best vendors I worked with out of all of our wedding planning, would book them again a million times over!

- Danielle B, WeddingWire July 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 -

Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 22nd 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Urban Wild - Boston, MA - 5 piece band

Thursday, July 25th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


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

Sunday, July 28th 9:30 pm - 1 am


The Bowery - Dorchester, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, July 28th 4 pm - 7 pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, July 29th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, August 1st 7 pm - 10 pm


Carrie Nation - Boston, MA - 4 Piece band

Saturday, August 3rd 10:00 - 1:30


Abington Ale House - Abington, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, August 3rd 2 pm - 6 pm


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

Sunday, August 4th 9 pm - 12 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 5th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 3 piece band

Thursday, August 8th 9 pm - 12 am


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Saturday, August 10th 10 pm - 1:30 am


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

Sunday, August 11th 9:30 pm - 1 am


Boston Ale House - W Roxbury, MA - Duo Ryan & Mia Boostrom

Sunday, August 11th 4 pm - 7:30


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 12th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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

Thursday, August 15th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, August 17th 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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

Saturday, August 17th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


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

Sunday, August 18th 9 pm - 12 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 19th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Urban Wild - Boston, MA - 5 piece band

Thursday, August 22nd 8 pm - 11:30 pm


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

Sunday, August 25th 9:30 pm - 1 am


Wequasset Resort - Harwich, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 26th 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 3 piece band

Thursday, August 29th 9 pm - 12 am


The Playwright - South Boston, MA - 3 piece band

Thursday, September 5th 9 pm - 12 am


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

Friday, September 6th 9 pm - 12 am


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

Saturday, September 7th 8 pm - 11:30 pm


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, September 12th 8:30 pm - 12 am


The Drift - Hull, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, September 13th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, September 15th 9 pm - 12:30 am


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

Thursday, September 19th 6 pm - 8:30 pm


Crossing Nines - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, September 20th 2 pm - 5 pm


The Tree - Braintree, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, September 20th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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