Wedding Band - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Wedding Band

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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 Boston. 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.

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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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Pete Mathew

Bass/Vocals

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Jeff Calder

Keyboard

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Luke Gosselin

Saxophone

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Justin Esiason

Trumpet

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. Also Off season rates available.

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

AMAZING!

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

Hit Play is the best!!

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

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

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


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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 Massachusetts 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 May 1st*
One Pelham East in Newport - Ryan solo acoustic

Every Sunday 9:30pm - 1am



- 2022 Schedule -

Shenanigan's - South Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 7th 4 - 7 p.m.


Wequasset Resort - Harwich - MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 8th 5:30 - 9:30


Shenanigan's - South Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 14th 4pm - 7pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich - MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 15th 5:30 - 9:30


Fisherman's View - Sandwich MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Thursday, August 18th 6 - 9pm


Shenanigan's - South Boston - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 21st 4pm - 7pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich - MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 22nd 5:30 - 9:30


One Pelham East - Newport - Full Band

Thursday, August 25th 9 pm - 12:30


One Pelham East - Newport - Full Band - *SHOWCASE*

Thursday, August 25th 10pm - 1am


One Pelham East - Newport - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, August 26th 8:30 p.m. - 12:00


Abington Ale House - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, August 27th 2:30 - 6


BIstro781 - Waltham, MA - Ryan and Lynn duo

Saturday, August 27th 9:30 - 12:30


Liberty Tavern - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, August 28th 4pm - 7pm


Fisherman's View - Sandwich MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Monday, August 29th 12:30pm - 3:30pm


Wequasset Resort - Harwich - MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, August 29th 5:30 - 9:30


One Pelham East - Newport - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, September 9th 8:30 p.m. - 12:00


Fisherman's View - Sandwich MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Thursday, September 15th 6 - 9pm


Bostonia Public House - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, September 16th 10


Fisherman's View - Sandwich MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Wednesday, September 28th 6 - 9pm


BIstro603 - Nashua NH - Ryan and Lynn duo

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


Bostonia Public House - Duo Ryan and Lynn

Friday, October 7th 10 - 1:45


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