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

Jim Zaroulis photo

Jim Zaroulis

Keyboard Alternate

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"

"Starships" by Nikki Minaj

Mia on The Voice

Mia on The Voice

Hit Play

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

★★★★ 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

★★★★ 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

★★★★ 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


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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 -

One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, February 22nd 8:30 pm - 12 am


Howl / Splitsville - Foxboro, MA - Full Band

Friday, February 23rd 9:00 pm - 12:30


Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, February 26th 9 p.m - 1 a.m


Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Thursday, February 29th 8 pm - 11 pm


The Tree - Braintree, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, March 1st 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, March 4th 9 p.m - 1 a.m


Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Thursday, March 7th 8 pm - 11 pm


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

Saturday, March 9th 9 pm - 12 am


Liberty Tavern - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, March 10th 4 pm - 7 pm


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Friday, March 15th 10 pm - 1:30 am


One Pelham East - St. Paddy's Parade - Newport, RI - Duo and / or Full Band TBD

Saturday, March 16th ALL DAY - Time slots TBD


Toscana Forno - Peabody, MA - Ryan Solo Acoustic

Thursday, March 21st 8 pm - 11 pm


Stars on Hingham Harbor - Hingham, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Saturday, March 23rd 9 pm - 12 am


Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, March 25th 9 p.m - 1 a.m


One Pelham East - Newport, RI - Ryan solo acoustic

Thursday, March 28th 8:30 pm - 12 am


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

Friday, March 29th 9 pm - 12 am


Stars on Hingham Harbor - Hingham, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, April 5th 9 pm - 12 am


The Tree - Braintree, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Friday, April 12th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Liberty Tavern - Quincy, MA - Ryan solo acoustic

Sunday, April 14th 4 pm - 7 pm


Lansdowne Pub - Boston, Ma - Ryan solo acoustic

Monday, April 15th 9 p.m - 1 a.m


Bell In Hand - Boston, MA - 5 Piece Band

Friday, April 19th 10 pm - 1:30 am


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