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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 

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Hall & Oates
Source: The Independent

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.

Region: US

Members: Daryl Hall and John Oates

2. Ha-Ash

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.

Region: Mexico

Members: Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa

3. Hadouken! 

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.

Region: UK

Members: James Smith, Alice Spooner, Daniel Rice, Christopher Purcell, and Nick Rice

4. Haggard

Formed in Munich in ‘89, the band covered different styles ranging from death metal to classical renaissance music.

Region: Germany

Members: Asis Nasseri, Susanne Ehlers, Veronika Kramheller, Fiffi Fuhrmann, Andreas Peschke, Steffi Hertz, Johannes Schleiermacher, Claudio Quarta, Hans Wolf, Luz Marsen, Ally, and Schummi

5. Halifax

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.

Region: US

Members: Chris Brandt, Adam Charles, Eric Ivener, and Tommy Guindon

6. Halloween 

While there are a lot of bands with the same name, we’re talking about ‘84-formed American heavy metal band.

Region: US

Members: Brian Thomas, George Neal, Donny Allen, Billy Gray, and Rob Brug

7. Hammerfall

The 1993-formed Swedish band was best known for reaching the semi-finals of the ‘Rockslaget’ competition held in 1996. 

Region: Sweden

Members: Joacim Cans, Oscar Dronjak, Stefan Elmgren, Magnus Rosén, and Anders Johansson

8. Hammock 

Started out as a musical project between two composers, the ‘04-formed band is one of the leading instrumental music sensations from Tennessee. 

Region: US

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.

Region: US

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’.

Region: Canada

Members: Dan Boeckner, and Alexei Perry

11. Hanoi Rocks

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Hanoi Rocks
Source: Discogs

The ‘79-formed band was considered among the most successful Finnish rock bands of the 80s internationally.

Region: Finland

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.

Region: US

Members: Clarke Isaac Hanson, Jordan Taylor Hanson, and Zachary Walker Hanson

13. Happysad

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’ 

Region: Poland

Members: Kuba Kawalec, Lukasz Ceglinski, Artur Telka, Jaroslaw Dubinski, and Daniel Pomorski 

14. Hard-Fi 

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.

Region: UK

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..

Region: UK

Members: Joakim Berg, Vic Zino, Martin Sandvik, and Magnus Andreasson

16. Hardfloor

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.

Region: Germany

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.

Region: Canada

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.’

Region: US

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.

Region: US

Members: Stephen Keech, Brennan Chaulk, and Michael Murphy

20. Hatebreed

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.

Region: US

Members: Jamey Jasta, Sean Martin, Frank Novinec, Chris Beattie, and Matt Byrne

21. Have Heart 

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Have Heart
Source: Bridge Nine Records

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.

Region: US

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.

Region: Canada

Members: Jason Dunn, Daniel Biro, Jonathan Steingard, and Aaron Tosti

23. Hawkwind 

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.

Region: UK

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.’

Region: US

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. 

Region: US

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.

Region: US

Members: Daryl Palumbo, Jessie Nelson, Jarvis Morgan Holden, Larry Gorman, Craig Bonich 

27. Hear’Say 

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.

Region: UK

Members: Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Noel Sullivan, and Johnny Shentall

28. Heart 

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.

Region: US

Members: Ann and Nancy Wilson

29. Heaven Sent 

The most notable album from the Detroit-based girl band, ‘Songs Supreme’ released in 2003.

Region: US

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.

Region: Germany

Members: Marcus Bischoff, Maik Weichert, Alexander Dietz, Eric Bischoff, and Matthias Voigt

31. Hedley

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Hedley
Source: Georgia Straight

The pop-rock band from Vancouver got its name from the town of ‘Hedley’ located in British Columbia.

Region: Canada

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.’

Region: Sweden

Members: Annika Norlin, Andreas Söderlund, Maia Hirasawa, Fredrik Hultgren, Jens Lagergren

33. Hellogoodbye

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. 

Region: US

Members: Forrest Kline, Jesse Kurvink, Marcus Cole, and Chris Profeta 

34. Helloween

The speed metal band from Hamburg was formed in 1978. The band is best known for their innovation of the power metal musical genre.

Region: Germany

Members: Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Grosskopf, and Daniel Löble 

35. Helmet

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.

Region: US

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. 

Region: US

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.

Region: Spain

Members: Enrique Bunbury, Juan Valdivia, Alan Boguslavsky, Joaquin Cardiel and Pedro Andreu

38. Hey

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.

Region: Poland

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. 

Region: US

Members: Cassadee Pope, Mike Gentile, Jersey Moriarty, Alex Lipshaw, and Elliot James

40. Hi-5

With at least five musical projects with the same name, we’re referring to the Australian-based children’s band formed in 1998.  

Region: Australia

Members: Stevie Nicholson, Casey Burgess, Lauren Brant, Fely Irvine, and Tim Maddren

41. Hieroglyphics

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Hieroglyphics
Source: Tahoe Dailly Tribune

Often referred to as The Hieroglyphics Crew or Hiero, the California-based 90’s band comprises underground hip-hop rappers.  

Region: US

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. 

Region: Japan

Members: Yusuke, Kazuto, Meg, Mackaz, and Sassy

43. HIM 

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.

Region: Finland

Members: Ville, Burton, Linde, Migè, and Gas

44. Hinder

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. 

Region: US

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.

Region: US

Members: Nick Thompson, Omar Zehery, Kevin Mahoney, David Bermosk, and Nathan Van Dame

46. Hocico

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. 

Region: Mexico

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.

Region: US

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.’

Region: Spain

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.’

Region: US

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.

Region: US

Members: Everlast, DJ Lethal, and Danny Boy

51. Hurt 

Pop-Rock Bands That Start With H: Hurt
Source: Wikipedia

With two artists under the same name, we’re looking at the Virginia-based rock band that was formed in 2000. 

Region: US

Members: J. Loren Wince, Paul Spatola, Michael Roberts, Rek Mohr, and Victor Ribas

52. Hybrid

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.

Region: UK

Members: Mike Truman and Chris Healings 

53. Hypocrisy

Formed in 1990, the death metal band’s future was set in course with their first demo recording by the lead vocalist – Peter Tägtgren.

Region: Sweden

Members: Peter Tägtgren, Mikael Hedlund, and Reidar Horghagen

Wrapping Up

This brings us to the end of our article on pop-rock bands that start with H. We hope that you found the list quite helpful. If you liked the article, share it with your friends.

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