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(781) 223-0354

About Us

Hit Play was formed in 2015 and is based in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts. Comprised of 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 New England.

Band leader Ryan McHugh, is the MC, guitarist and one of the lead singers. Ryan is well known in the Boston area for his ability to captivate a crowd by utilizing his 22 years of experience in the live music industry. Drawing on this experience, Hit Play performs in top bar / club venues from Boston to Newport and at top wedding venues all over New England. Lynn, the lead female vocalist is multilingual so in addition to singing all the Top 40 hits she can also sing beautifully in Spanish, Hebrew and French to name a few!! Adding Andy the drummer with his super high vocal range to the mix allows even a small 4 or 5 piece band to sing almost every style and genre imaginable with multipart vocal harmonies as well! The band is well known for their incredibly versatile repertoire - consisting of anything from modern Top 40, 90's throwbacks, Rock, Funk, Soul, R & B, Country, Alternative and Hip-Hop to name a few. Despite the incredibly diverse styles, the songs in the dance set all share one common thread: high energy, tried and true bangers that are gauranteed to keep the dance floor moving.

When you book Hit Play for your wedding you will not only get an incredibly energized performance, but also unparalleled service and communication throughout the entire planning of your event. During the months / weeks leading up to your wedding, Ryan will work with you to choose the perfect song choices for your big day. With around 400 songs to choose from and a state of the art sound system and uplighting, Hit Play will make the night perfect. Unlike some of the typical bands you've probably seen that blow through the same exact setlist every night no matter what the gig is, Ryan will "call audibles" from a variety of musical genres during the night to perfectly fit the crowd and the vibe of your wedding. This allows the night to be a more special and memorable experience that you and your guests will still be talking about months after your wedding! Hit Play promises to be here for you to answer any questions and make your event one that you and your guests will never forget!

Karen conley

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  • 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 we... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks so much Karen!! Happy to be a part of it. Hopefully we'll see you guys in Newport sooner than later!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

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    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 4,499.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    4 - 6

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing, Top 40

    What music services do you provide?

    Bilingual MC, Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Karaoke Services, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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