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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!

Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$3,000 - $6,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$2,000 - $5,000

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

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?

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

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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Reviews of Hit Play

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Hit Play is a highly recommended wedding band that exceeded the expectations of many couples. Ryan and his team were praised for their exceptional service and communication throughout the planning process. The band's extensive song list and ability to create the perfect atmosphere were highly appreciated by reviewers. Guests loved the live music during the ceremony, and the band kept the dance floor packed all night, creating a memorable and fun experience for everyone. Overall, Hit Play was described as one of the best parts of the wedding, and guests continue to rave about their performance.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Hit Play is a highly recommended wedding band that exceeded the expectations of many couples. Ryan and his team were praised for their exceptional service and communication throughout the planning process. The band's extensive song list and ability to create the perfect atmosphere were highly appreciated by reviewers. Guests loved the live music during the ceremony, and the band kept the dance floor packed all night, creating a memorable and fun experience for everyone. Overall, Hit Play was described as one of the best parts of the wedding, and guests continue to rave about their performance.

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Emily Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best!

Ryan and the entire Hit Play team were incredible to work with (from start to finish). We first saw them play at a friend’s wedding and knew immediately we wanted to book them. We couldn’t asked for a better band!
Brittany
Brittany A. Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience and Wonderful Music!

We had a wonderful experience with Ryan and Hit Play!  From start to finish, everything was seamless.  Ryan was communicative throughout the entire planning process and everything came together perfectly on our wedding day.  

The acoustic music during the ceremony was spot on-- Ryan even learned a song that I requested for the walk down the aisle.  
As for the reception, the band did an awesome job!  My fiance and I were shocked by their extensive song list.  We met with Ryan before the big day and discussed our music style.  He really nailed the vibe that we were going for to create the perfect atmosphere.

In the days and weeks following the wedding, our family and friends have continued to rave about the music.  Overall working with Hit Play was a flawless experience.  I cannot thank Ryan and the team enough!  I absolutely recommend this band to anyone looking for live music at their wedding.
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Kristen G. Sent on 12/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Band, Can’t Recommend Enough!

Ryan and the Hit Play band were one of our favorite parts of our wedding! We opted for their 7-piece option and couldn’t have asked for a better, more high-energy band! The dance floor was packed all night and our friends and family are still commenting on how fun our band was months after our wedding! Ryan was very easy to work with throughout the wedding planning process and was always available to answer our questions as they came up. We had the band play our first dance, father/daughter, and mother/son songs live and they were AMAZING! We also had Ryan and a few other band members play during our ceremony and cocktail hour and highly recommend adding this on! We can’t recommend Ryan and Hit Play enough. If you want your band to be one of the highlights of your wedding day, look no further than Hit Play!
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