If you’ve been specifically looking for rock bands that have an H in their title as the initial letter, you’re on the right page. In this article, we’ll be listing rock bands that start with H.
While it may seem that there may not be as many bands starting with H, you’ll be surprised to know that there are hundreds of bands categorizing in different genres of music spread across the world.
Whether you’ve some research going on around the topic or you’re playing a game with your friends to see who comes up with more bands starting with H, your interesting search will get answered as we share some of the most prominent pop-rock bands that start with Hadouken, Happysad, HIM, and many more.
Read along with the article as we take a look at the list of notable rock bands that start with H along with the general information regarding their members, year of formation, and the region they belong to.
Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the alphabetically ordered list of the band names starting with the letter H.
1. Hall & Oates
Best known for ‘Rich Girl’ and ‘Kiss on My List’ that topped the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, Hall and Oates achieved major fame in the ‘80s.
Members: Daryl Hall and John Oates
The sister-duo was hired by Sony Music. Some of the known hits of the Latin band include ‘odio amarte’ and ‘te quedaste” from their first album named the same as their band.
Members: Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa
The 2006-formed band is known for their various different styles ranging from indie, dance-punk, electronic, and others. The band even formed their own record label named Surface Noise Records.
Members: James Smith, Alice Spooner, Daniel Rice, Christopher Purcell, and Nick Rice
Formed in Munich in ‘89, the band covered different styles ranging from death metal to classical renaissance music.
Members: Asis Nasseri, Susanne Ehlers, Veronika Kramheller, Fiffi Fuhrmann, Andreas Peschke, Steffi Hertz, Johannes Schleiermacher, Claudio Quarta, Hans Wolf, Luz Marsen, Ally, and Schummi
A North American indie band best known for its initially released EP, ‘A Writer’s Reference.’ The EP was even reissued with the support of Richard Reines and Stefanie Reines, founders of the Drive-Thru record label.
Members: Chris Brandt, Adam Charles, Eric Ivener, and Tommy Guindon
While there are a lot of bands with the same name, we’re talking about ‘84-formed American heavy metal band.
Members: Brian Thomas, George Neal, Donny Allen, Billy Gray, and Rob Brug
The 1993-formed Swedish band was best known for reaching the semi-finals of the ‘Rockslaget’ competition held in 1996.
Members: Joacim Cans, Oscar Dronjak, Stefan Elmgren, Magnus Rosén, and Anders Johansson
Started out as a musical project between two composers, the ‘04-formed band is one of the leading instrumental music sensations from Tennessee.
Members: Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson
9. Handsome Boy Modeling School
The United States-based band released two CDs in total – So… How’s Your Girl? and ‘White People’ in 1999 and 2004 respectively.
Members: Dan Nakamura and Paul Huston
10. Handsome Furs
Formed in 2005, the Montreal-based indie rock band is known for the three albums they’ve released – ‘Plague Park’, ‘Face Control’ and ‘Sound Kapital’.
Members: Dan Boeckner, and Alexei Perry
11. Hanoi Rocks
The ‘79-formed band was considered among the most successful Finnish rock bands of the 80s internationally.
Members: Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy, Conny Bloom, Andy Christell, and George Atlagic
12. Hanson Happy Mondays
Among the two bands having the same name, we’re talking about the Oklahoma-based pop-rock group of the Hanson brothers.
Members: Clarke Isaac Hanson, Jordan Taylor Hanson, and Zachary Walker Hanson
Having played over 150 concerts, the Polish rock band was formed in ‘94. The band’s most notable work include albums such as ‘Wszystko jedno’ and ‘Podróże z i pod prąd’
Members: Kuba Kawalec, Lukasz Ceglinski, Artur Telka, Jaroslaw Dubinski, and Daniel Pomorski
The English indie band from Middlesex was formed in 2003. The rock band’s music style is inspired by Staines located in the southwest of Central London.
Members: Richard Archer, Ross Phillips, Kai Stephens, and Steve Kemp
15. Hardcore Superstar
The 1997-formed Swedish band has released a lot of albums accounting for a total number of 7. Since the debut album, the hard-rock band caught the attention of the Music for Nations label..
Members: Joakim Berg, Vic Zino, Martin Sandvik, and Magnus Andreasson
The Berlin-based duo had previously worked under other aliases namely Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk, Low Budget and Techno Trash. Best known for their track ‘Acperience 1’, Hardfloor had a major influence on the Trance genre in the 90s.
Members: Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker
17. Harem Scarem
With two bands sharing the same name, we’re talking about the Canadian rock band formed in 1987. Interestingly, the band changed its name to Rubber in 1999 and renamed it back to the original name in 2001.
Members: Harry Hess, Pete Lesperance, Barry Donaghy, and Creighton Doane
18. Harvey Danger
Harvey Danger is one of the prominent rock bands hailing from Washington. Formed in 1992, the band got its breakthrough with the hit single ‘Flagpole Sitta.’
Members: Sean Nelson, Jeff J. Lin, Aaron Huffman, Michael Welke, and Rob Knop
19. Haste the Day
Up next we have a metalcore band with a Christian background. Named after the hymn ‘It Is Well with My Soul,’ the 2001-formed Indianapolis-based band was signed to Solid State Records.
Members: Stephen Keech, Brennan Chaulk, and Michael Murphy
Formed in 1994, the metalcore band from Connecticut has had a shift of members throughout its existence. Collectively, the band has released about 8 studio albums.
Members: Jamey Jasta, Sean Martin, Frank Novinec, Chris Beattie, and Matt Byrne
21. Have Heart
The Massachusetts-based hardcore rock band was formed in 2002. The band’s music style covers topics ranging from self-image and perseverance to pacifism and self-destruction and many more.
Members: Patrick Flynn, Ryan Hudon, Key Yasui, Ryan Briggs, and Shawn Costa
22. Hawk Nelson
The 2003-formed Ontario-based band had an independent run before being signed up by Tooth and Nail Records label.
Members: Jason Dunn, Daniel Biro, Jonathan Steingard, and Aaron Tosti
The ‘69-formed English rock band from Ladbroke Grove has its musical roots influenced by the likes of The Moody Blues, Steve Miller Band among others.
Members: Dave Brock, Tim Blake, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, and Niall Hone
24. Hawthorne Heights
Formed in 2001, the Ohio-based band was signed by Victoria Records in 2003. The band garnered a huge MySpace following and is best known for their hit anthem ‘Ohio Is For Lovers.’
Members: JT Woodruff, Eron Bucciarelli, Casey Calvert, Micah Carli, Matt Ridenour
25. He Is Legend
With labels like Solid State Records and Tribunal Records, the North Carolina-based band got its breakthrough in 2004. The most anticipated album from the band was ‘I Am Hollywood’ released in November 2004.
Members: Schuylar Croom, Adam Tanbouz, Worth Weaver, Matt Williams, and Steven Bache
26. Head Automatica
The electronic pop-rock band was formed by the lead vocalist Daryl Palumbo. The NYC-based band released their debut album ‘Decadence’ in 2004.
Members: Daryl Palumbo, Jessie Nelson, Jarvis Morgan Holden, Larry Gorman, Craig Bonich
Created from iTV’s reality show Popstars in 2001, the band was signed to the label Polydor Records. Their most notable and successful single ‘Pure & Simple’ broke records leading them to instant fame.
Members: Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Noel Sullivan, and Johnny Shentall
The Seattle-based rock band comprises the duo of the Wilson sisters along with shuffling members throughout their entire run. Formed in 1970, Heart’s musical influence ranges from rock and metal to folk music.
Members: Ann and Nancy Wilson
29. Heaven Sent
The most notable album from the Detroit-based girl band, ‘Songs Supreme’ released in 2003.
Members: Talesha Byrd, Samantha Rex, and La Chele Covington
30. Heaven Shall Burn
Formed in 1996, the band from Saalfield has its music inspired by death metal. Among the 8 albums the band has released, ‘Veto’ ranked #2 on the German Album Charts in 2013.
Members: Marcus Bischoff, Maik Weichert, Alexander Dietz, Eric Bischoff, and Matthias Voigt
The pop-rock band from Vancouver got its name from the town of ‘Hedley’ located in British Columbia.
Members: Jacob Hoggard, Tommy Mac, Dave Rosin, and Chris Crippin
32. Hello Saferide
Led with beautiful vocals of Annika Norlin, the Stockholm-based band was formed after the release of her album namely ‘Introducing… Hello Saferide.’
Members: Annika Norlin, Andreas Söderlund, Maia Hirasawa, Fredrik Hultgren, Jens Lagergren
Formed in the Californian Huntington beach in 2001, the pop band signed by Drive-Thru Records is remembered for their shrill outfits that made them stand out from other bands.
Members: Forrest Kline, Jesse Kurvink, Marcus Cole, and Chris Profeta
The speed metal band from Hamburg was formed in 1978. The band is best known for their innovation of the power metal musical genre.
Members: Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Grosskopf, and Daniel Löble
The rock band from New York City initially signed by the Ampthetamine Reptile Records later signed to Interscope Records under which the band had its breakthrough of success and fame.
Members: Page Hamilton, Jimmy Thompson, Jon Fuller, and Kyle Stevenson
36. Hercules and Love Affair
The NYC-based musical project was formed by DJ Andy Butler in 2007. The band signed to DFA Records released their debut album with title-name got positive reception and even charted as top 40 albums in many countries.
Members: Andy Butler, Kim Ann Foxman, Mark Pistel, Aerea Negrot, and Shaun Wright
37. Héroes Del Silencio
Referred sometimes as only ‘Héroes,’ the Spanish rock band was formed in 1987 by Juan Valdivia. The band had a great 10-year run before deciding to split up in 1997.
Members: Enrique Bunbury, Juan Valdivia, Alan Boguslavsky, Joaquin Cardiel and Pedro Andreu
With a total of four musical groups with the same name, we’re looking at the Szczecin-based Polish band formed in 1992. The band’s musical roots have heavy metal influences.
Members: Katarzyna Nosowska, Pawel Krawczyk, Marcin Zabielowicz, Jacek Chrzanowski, and Robert Ligiewicz
39. Hey Monday
Formed in 2007, the Florida-based pop-rock band had its name change from Blake to the current title of Hey Monday just before the release of the debut album in August 2008.
Members: Cassadee Pope, Mike Gentile, Jersey Moriarty, Alex Lipshaw, and Elliot James
With at least five musical projects with the same name, we’re referring to the Australian-based children’s band formed in 1998.
Members: Stevie Nicholson, Casey Burgess, Lauren Brant, Fely Irvine, and Tim Maddren
Often referred to as The Hieroglyphics Crew or Hiero, the California-based 90’s band comprises underground hip-hop rappers.
Members: Jon Owens, Teren Delvon Jones, Damian Siguenza, P. Peacock Love, Adam Carter, Opio Lindsey, Tajai Massey, Damani Thompson, and Touré
42. High And Mighty Color
Signed to Sony Music Entertainment (2003-2008) and then to pice Records (2009-2010), the Okinawa-based band is one of the most recognized Japanese rock groups.
Members: Yusuke, Kazuto, Meg, Mackaz, and Sassy
The 1991-formed Finnish band ‘His Infernal Majesty’ debanded in ‘93 and came back as the now-known HIM in 1995. The reformed gothic rock group released its debut album ‘Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666’ in 1997.
Members: Ville, Burton, Linde, Migè, and Gas
Inspired by the 90s post-grunge era music, the Oklahoma-based hard rock band was formed in 2001. The band’s music even has roots of 80s glam metal critically acclaimed to be influenced by Guns n’ Roses.
Members: Austin Winkler, Joe Garvey, Mike Rodden, Mark King, and Cody Hanson
45. Hit the Lights
Having released four studio albums namely ‘This Is A Stick Up…Don’t Make It A Murder’, ‘Skip School, Start Fights’; ‘Invicta’ and ‘Summer Bones,’ the Ohio-based punk band sold over 120K album copies across North America.
Members: Nick Thompson, Omar Zehery, Kevin Mahoney, David Bermosk, and Nathan Van Dame
Hailing from Mexico City, the dark electro band was formed in 1993. With a six-legged spider logo, the band’s music has the influence of dark electronica.
Members: Erk Aicrag and Racso Agroyam
47. Hollywood Undead
With their origins dating back to ‘The Kids’ song, the California-based rap and rock band was formed in 2005.
Members: Tha Producer, Da Kurlzz, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and The Server
48. Hombres G
With its title name based on the American movie, G-Men, the pop-rock band from Madrid is best known for the hit song ‘Devuelveme A Mi Chica.’
Members: Davis Summers Rodríguez, Rafael Gutierrez Muñoz, Daniel Mezquita Hardy, y Francisco Javier de Molina
49. Hootie & The Blowfish
The 1986-formed rock band hailing from South Carolina has released 5 albums namely ‘Cracked Rear View’, ‘Fairweather Johnson’, ‘Musical Chairs’, ‘Hootie & The Blowfish’ and ‘Looking for Lucky.’
Members: Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld, and Dean Felber
50. House of Pain
Having released 3 albums over the first part of the 90s, the hip-hop band is best known for the hit single ‘Jump Around’ from 1992.
Members: Everlast, DJ Lethal, and Danny Boy
With two artists under the same name, we’re looking at the Virginia-based rock band that was formed in 2000.
Members: J. Loren Wince, Paul Spatola, Michael Roberts, Rek Mohr, and Victor Ribas
From over 6 different musical projects, we’re talking about the most popular duo having covered LPs including Wide Angle, Morning Sci-Fi, I Choose Noise; and Disappear Here.
Members: Mike Truman and Chris Healings
Formed in 1990, the death metal band’s future was set in course with their first demo recording by the lead vocalist – Peter Tägtgren.
Members: Peter Tägtgren, Mikael Hedlund, and Reidar Horghagen
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