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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!
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Had everyone dancing all night!
First and foremost, the band's energy was contagious. They exuded passion and enthusiasm, which was reflected in every beat and melody they played. Their vibrant stage presence had everyone on their feet, eager to join in the celebration. From the young to the young-at-heart, no one could resist the call to hit the dance floor!
Speaking of the dance floor, it was never empty. Hit Play knew exactly how to keep the momentum going, seamlessly transitioning from one song to another without missing a beat. Their diverse repertoire catered to all tastes and genres, ensuring that every guest found their favorite tune. Whether it was classic hits, current chart-toppers, or timeless anthems, they played them all flawlessly.
One of the most impressive aspects of the band was their ability to engage with the crowd. They effortlessly interacted with the guests, taking requests, and encouraging sing-alongs. It felt like they were part of our family, bringing everyone together through the power of music. Their charm and charisma created an intimate atmosphere, making the event feel personal and heartfelt.
Ryan was amazing to work with in the lead up to our wedding. He helped us finalize our first dance and parent dance songs and was so organized and thoughtful as we got closer to the day. Ryan was also great in learning some additional songs which really meant so much to us.
If you're looking for a wedding band that will exceed your expectations, Hit Play is the absolute best choice. They not only kept the energy up and the dance floor full, but they also created an electric atmosphere that will be etched in our memories forever. Our guests are still raving about the incredible entertainment provided by this talented group.
Made our wedding!!
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