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


Louis Ochoa photo

Louis Ochoa



Brian McGravey


James Calandrella photo

James Calandrella


Justin Esiason photo

Justin Esiason


Jim Zaroulis photo

Jim Zaroulis

Keyboard Alternate


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


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.


Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

Hit Play

5 Star Reviews

★★★★ 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

★★★★ The best decision we made

We had an absolute BLAST with Hit Play! They were so easy to work with and they were a crowd pleaser. Our guests literally danced the night away and had to be forced off the dance floor. Ryan was excellent about specifics and communication and such a pleasure to work with. We had some unique song requests for our ceremony and they fulfilled each and every one. We had the 6-piece band and would definitely work with them again. They play it all and they are SO MUCH FUN!

- William O., The Knot, July 2018

★★★★ 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


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

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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 -

Ember Coal Fire - Harwich Port, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, December 1st 8 p.m - 11 p.m

Bell In Hand Tavern - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Saturday, December 2nd 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Wednesday, December 6th 9 pm - 1 am

Private Corporate Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7th

Hennessy's - Boston, Ma - 3 Piece band

Friday, December 8th 9:30 pm - 1 a.m.

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

Saturday, December 9th 10 pm - 1:00

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, December 14th 9 - 12:30

Limey's Pub - Norwood, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, December 16th 8:30 - 11:30

Limey's Pub - Norwood, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, December 16th 8:30 - 11:30

550 Tavern - Halifax, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Friday, December 22nd 8 pm - 11 pm

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, MA - 4 piece band

Saturday, December 23rd 9:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Mr. Dooley's - Boston, MA - Duo Ryan & Annie Cheevers

Tuesday, December 26th 9:30 - 12:30

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, December 28th 9:30 - 12:30

Mr. Dooley's - Boston, MA - Duo Ryan & Annie Cheevers

Friday, December 29th 9:30 - 12:30

Private Event - Wedding - Gloucester, MA

Saturday, December 30th

Private Event - Wedding - Norwood, MA

Sunday, December 31st

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, January 4th 9:30 - 1

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, January 8th 9 p.m - 1 a.m

Liberty Tavern - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, January 14th 5 pm - 8 pm

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

Saturday, January 20th 8 pm - 11:30 pm

Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, January 22nd 9 p.m - 1 a.m

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