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Bands that start with S

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bands that start with the letter s

If you need a quick reference sheet for all the bands that start with the letter S, you’re in luck! Pop, rock, grunge, alternative, electronic, indie, you name it, it’s all included on this list.

Just a quick note: Included here are bands that have the word “The” before a name with the letter S, artists whose first name begins with the letter S, and bands that have chosen a moniker that starts with the letter S just to be as complete as possible.

S Club 7
S. J. Tucker
S.P. Balasubramaniam
S’Express
Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Claudio
Sabrina Washington
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sad Robot
Sada Baby
Sade
The Sadies
SafetySuit
Safire
Saga
Sage The Gemini
Saidou
Saigon Kick
Sailor
Saint Asonia
Saint Etienne
Saint Jhn
Saint Motel
Saint Raymond
The Saints
Sak Noel
Sal Mineo
Salena Jones
Saliva
Sally Kellerman
Sally Oldfield
Saloon
Salt-n-Pepa
Salvador Sobral
Sam & Dave
Sam Adams
Sam and the Womp
Sam Ash
Sam Bailey
Sam Cooke
Sam Feldt
Sam Fender
Sam Fischer
Sam Hunt
Sam Gopal
Sam Phillips
Sam Smith
Sam Sparro
Samantha Barks
Samantha Sang
Sambassadeur
Samhain
Sami Yusuf
Samim
Sammi Smith
Sammy Adams
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sammy Hagar
Sammy Johns
Sampha
The Samples
Samson & Hagar
Samuel
San Cisco
San Fermin
Sananda Maitreya
Sanctity
Sanctus Real
Sandi Patti
Sandi Thom
Sandie Shaw
Sandy Denny
Sandy Posey
Sanford-Townsend Band
Santana
Santigold
Santo & Johnny
Saosin
Sara Bareilles
Sara Evans
Sara Groves
Sara Lov
Sara Ramirez
Sara Watkins
Sarah Brightman
Sarah Buxton
Sarah Connor
Sarah Darling
Sarah Hale
Sarah Jeffery
Sarah McLachlan
Sarah Potenza
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Vaughan
Saraya
Sash!
Saturnalia
Savage Garden
Savages
Savatage
Saving Abel
Saweetie
Sawyer Brown
Sawyer Fredericks
Saxon
Say Anything
Say Lou Lou
SBTRKT
SC Mira
Scandal
Scar Symmetry
Scarlett Johansson
Scarling.
Scars on 45
Scars on Broadway
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Scatterbrain
Schiller
School Of Fish
School of Seven Bells
ScHoolboy Q
The Scientists
Scissor Sisters
Scorpions
Scott English
Scott Joplin
Scott McKenzie
Scott Stapp
Scott Walker
Scott Weiland
Scotty Emerick
Scotty McCreery
Scouting for Girls
Scratch Acid
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
The Screaming Blue Messiahs
Screaming Jets
Screaming Trees
Screeching Weasel
Scritti Politti
Scroobius Pip
Sea Girls
Sean Garrett
Sean Kingston
Sean Lennon
Sean Paul
Seasick Steve
Sebadoh
Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Ingrosso
Sech
SecondCity
Secondhand Serenade
Secret Affair
Secret Garden
Secret Machines
Secrets
Seduction
Seeland
Seelenlicht
Seether
Selena
Selena Gomez
Semisonic
Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Sense Field
Senses Fail
September
Sepultura
The Seratones
Serena Ryder
Serge Gainsbourg
Sergeant
Sergio Mendes
Serj Tankian
Set It Off
Seth Lakeman
Seven Mary Three
Seven The Hardway
Sevendust
Sevyn Streeter
Sex Pistols
Shabba Ranks
Shades of Blue
Shadows Fall
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Shaed
Shaggy
Shakespears Sister
Shakin’ Stevens
Shakira
Shakka
Shalamar
Sham 69
Shaman’s Harvest
Shame
Shamir
Shane Codd
Shane Filan
Shane Richie
Shanell
Shania Twain
Shanice
Shannon
Sharam
Sharleen Spiteri
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Sharon Little
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon, Lois & Bram
Shaun Cassidy
Shawn Colvin
Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mullins
Shayna Leigh
Shayne Ward
She Wants Revenge
Sheb Wooley
Sheck Wes
Sheena Easton
Sheila B. Devotion
Sheila E.
Sheila Hancock
SHEL and Gareth Dunlop
Shel Silverstein
Shelby Earl
Shelby Lynne
Sheldon Allman
Shellac
Shelley Fabares
Shelley Morningsong
Shenandoah
Sheppard
Sherbet
Sheridan Smith
Sheryl Crow
Shift K3Y
Shifty
Shinedown
Shinee
Shiny Toy Guns
Shirley & Company
Shirley & Lee
Shirley Bassey
Shirley Brown
Shirley Collins
Shirley Ellis
Shirley Temple
Shiva
Shocking Blue
Shontelle
Shooter Jennings
Shovels & Rope
Show of Hands
Showaddywaddy
Showtek
Shriekback
Shura
Shut Up And Dance
Shwayze
Shy Child
Sia
Sianspheric
Sick of It All
Sick Puppies
Sidewalk Prophets
Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidney Samson
Siedah Garrett
Sigala
Sigma
Sigrid
Sigur Rós
Silento
Silk City
Silk Sonic
Silver Jews
Silverchair
Silverstein
Silversun Pickups
Simian Mobile Disco
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon Felice
Simon Kirke
Simone
Simple Creatures
Simple Minds
Simple Plan
Simply Red
Sims Reeves
Sinéad O’Connor
SiNiCaL
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Sir Douglas Quintet
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sisqó
Sister Hazel
Sister Janet Mead
Sister Sledge
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixx: A.M.
Skee-Lo
Skeeter Davis
Skepta
Ski Mask the Slump God
Skid Row
Skillet
Skinflint
Skinny Lister
Skinny Puppy
Skip Ewing
Skip James
Skip Marley
Skrewdriver
Skrillex
Sky Ferreira
SkyBlu
Skylar Grey
Skylark
Slade
Slash
Slash’s Snakepit
Slaughter
Slaughterhouse
Slaves
Slayer 
Sleaford Mods
Sleater-Kinney
Sleeping at Last
Sleeping with Sirens
Sleigh Bells
Slick Rick
Slightly Stoopid
Sliimy
Slim
Slim Gaillard
Slim Whitman
Slipknot
Sloan
Slow Moving Millie
Slowdive
Slowthai
Sly & Robbie
Sly and the Family Stone
Sly Fox
Small Faces
Smart E’s
Smash Mouth
Smashing Pumpkins
Smile Empty Soul
Smiley Culture
Smith & Myers
The Smithereens
Smog
Smoke & Jackal
Smoke Fairies
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokie
Snakehips
Snap!
Sneaker Pimps
Sneaky Sound System
SNFU
Sniff ‘n’ the Tears
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion
Snootie Wild
Snow
Snow Patrol
So Solid Crew
SOAK
SOB x RBE
Soccer Mommy
Social Distortion
Sofi Tukker
Soft Cell
Soft Pack
SOHN
Soho
Soil
Soilwork
SOJA
Soko
Solange
Solomon Burke
SomeKindaWonderful
Something Corporate
Somo
Son House
Son of Dork
Sonata Arctica
Sonic Boom
Sonia Dada
Sonic Youth
SONICFLOOd
Sonny
Sonny & Cher
Sonny and the Sunsets
Sonny Boy Williamson
Sonny Curtis
Sonny Landreth
Sons of Maxwell
Sons of Sylvia
Sons Of The Sea
Sophia George
Sophia Grace
Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie Elise
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sophie Tucker
Sorcery
Soul Asylum
Soul Coughing
Soul Decision
Soul II Soul
Soulfly
Soulja Boy
Souls of Mischief
Soulsavers
The Sound
Soundgarden
South Of Eden
South Park
Southern Culture On The Skids
Space
Space Waltz
Spacehog
Spacemen 3
Spandau Ballet
Spanky & Our Gang
Sparklehorse
Sparks
SPCA
Speak, Brother
The Specials
Spector
Speech Debelle
Spice Girls
Spike Jones
Spiller
Spin Doctors
Spinal Tap
Spiral Starecase
Spiraling
Spirit
Spirit of the West
Spiritualized
Spitting Image
Split Enz
Splodgenessabounds
Spoon
Sports Team
Spose
SpotEmGottem
Squeeze
SR-71
St. Cecilia
St. Lucia
St. Lunatics
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
St. Vincent
Stabbing Westward
Stabilo
Stacey Q
Stackridge
Stacy Barthe
Stacy Orrico
Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler
Staind
Stalley
Stan Bush
Stan Freberg
Stan Getz 
Stan Kenton
Stan Ridgway
Stanley Clarke
Stanley Holloway
The Staple Singers
Starboy Nathan
Starbuck
Starcrawler
Stardust
Starley
Stars
Stars on 45
Starsailor
Starshell
Starship
State of Shock
State Radio
Static-X
Status Quo
Stay Flee Get Lizzy
StaySolidRocky
Steady Holiday
Stealers Wheel
Steam
Steel Banglez
Steel Breeze
Steel Magnolia
Steel Panther
Steel Pulse
Steeleye Span
Steely Dan
Stefflon Don
Stella Parton
Stellar Kart
Stephan Said
Stephanie Dosen
Stephen Bishop
Stephen C. Foster
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Dale Petit
Stephen Duffy
Stephen Jerzak
Stephen Kramer
Stephen Stills
Steppenwolf
Steps
Stereo MCs
Stereolab
Stereophonics
Stereo Total
Steve Silk Hurley
Steve Allen
Steve Angello
Steve Aoki
Steve Azar
Steve Barton
Steve Carlisle
Steve Earle
Steve Forbert
Steve Goodman
Steve Green
Steve Gunn
Steve Hackett
Steve Hillage
Steve Holy
Steve Kuban
Steve Lawrence
Steve Mac
Steve Martin
Steve Miller Band
Steve Perry
Steve Rushton
Steve Vai
Steve Wariner
Steve Winwood
Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Tyler
Steven Wilson
Stevie B
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Wonder
Stewart Morton
Stick Figure
Stick McGhee
Stiff Little Fingers
Still Corners
Stine Bramsen
Sting
Sting & Shaggy
Stone Gossard
Stone Sour
Stone Temple Pilots
Stonewall Jackson
Stooshe
Storm Queen
Stormtroopers of Death
Stormzy
Stornoway
Story of the Year
Straight No Chaser
Strangers You Know
Strapping Young Lad
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Stray Cats
Straylight Run
Streetlight Manifesto
Strelnikoff
The String Cheese Incident
Stroamata
Stroke 9
Stromae
Stryper
Stuart Gillies
Sturgill Simpson
Stylo G
Styx 
Sub Focus
Sub Urban
Sub-Radio
Sublime
Suede
Sufjan Stevens
Sugababes
Sugar
Sugar Ray
Sugarcane Jane
Sugarcult
Sugarland
Sugarloaf
Suggs
Suicidal Tendencies
Suicide
Suicide Silence
Sum 41
Sumi Jo
Summer Walker
Sun Ra & the Arkestra
Sundara Karma
Sunflower Bean
Suni Paz
Sunny Sweeney
The Super Friendz
Super Furry Animals
Superchick
Superchunk
Superdrag
Superfood
Supergrass
SuperHeavy
Superjoint Ritual
SuperM
Supernova
Superorganism
Supertramp
Surf Mesa
Surfaces
SuRie
Survive
Survivor
Susan Boyle
Susan Tedeschi
Susanna Hoffs
Susanne Georgi
Susanne Sundfør
SUSU
Suzanne Vega
Suzi Quatro
Suzy Bogguss
Swae Lee
Swamp Daddy’s
Swan Silvertones
Swans
Sway
Swedish House Mafia
Sweet
Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Sweet Female Attitude
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Sweet Papa Stovepipe
Sweet Sensation
Swell Maps
Swervedriver
Swim Deep
Swing Out Sister
Swingers
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers
Swirlies
Switchfoot
Swizz Beatz
SWMRS
SWV
Syd Barrett
System Of A Down
SZA
The S.L.P.
The Saints
The Sandpipers
The Saturdays
The Scaffold
The Scene Aesthetic
The Schoolyard Heroes
The Score
The Scottsboro Boys
The Script
The Searchers
The Secret Sisters
The Seekers
The Selecter
The Seven Dwarfs
The Shadows
The Shangri-Las
The Shapeshifters
The Shins
The Shirelles
The Shires
The Silhouettes
The Silkie
The Silver Convention
The Silver Lake Chorus
The Simon Sisters
The Simpsons
The Singing Nun
The Singing Postman
The Singles
The Sisters of Mercy
The Skids
The Skyliners
The Smashing Pumpkins 
The Smithereens
The Smiths
The Soul Survivors
The Soup Dragons
The Spencer Davis Group
The Spinners
The Springfields
The Stampeders
The Stand
The Standells
The Stanley Brothers
The Staple Singers
The Statler Brothers
The Staves
The Steel Wheels
The Stone Roses
The Stooges
The Strangeloves
The Stranglers
The Streets
The Strokes
The Struts
The Strypes
The Style Council
The Stylistics
The Subways
The Sugarcubes
The Sugarhill Gang
The Sundays
The Sunrays
The Supremes
The Surfaris
The Swans
The Sweet Inspirations
The Swell Season
The Swirling Eddies
The Swon Brothers
The Sword
The Sylvers
The Syndicate of Sound
The System

Think we’re missing one of the great bands or acts that start with S? Let us know in the comments below.

28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. Jvr2400

    July 24, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Sly and the Family Stone?

    • Todd Burns

      August 5, 2021 at 6:12 pm

      Whoops! We’ve added them in there now!

  2. John

    August 22, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Sherbet

    • Todd Burns

      September 7, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks John!

  3. DMalone2000

    September 3, 2021 at 12:09 am

    The Specials!!

    • Todd Burns

      September 7, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Not sure how we missed that one! It’s been added in now.

  4. DMalone2000

    September 3, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Sloan
    Sianspheric
    The Super Friendz
    The Sadies
    Saloon
    Sambassadeur
    Sebadoh
    Seeland
    Serge Gainsbourg
    Silver Jews
    SLowdive
    Smog
    Soft Pack
    Sonic Boom
    Sonny and the Sunsets
    The Sound
    Stereo Total
    Still Corners
    Suicide
    Swell Maps
    Swervedriver
    Swirlies

    • Todd Burns

      September 7, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Wow! Thank you for all the artists / groups to add. We’ve gone ahead and put them into the article now.

  5. p

    October 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    System of a Down

  6. John Phelps

    December 21, 2021 at 10:25 am

    How about Sam Gopal? I don’t know much about him although my sister had his album in the late 1960s and I remember a song called “Once on a Green Day”.

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks! We’ll add it in!

  7. Snagg

    December 28, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Southern Culture On The Skids

    the Scientists,
    and the Saints – both badass punk legends from Australia

    the Screaming Blue Messiahs

    Ty Segall

    the Seratones

    Shellac

    Shriekback

    the Patti Smith Group

    the Smithereens

    the Staple Singers

    Sugar (Bob Mould band)

    Sun Ra & the Arkestra

    Superchunk

    the Swingin’ Neckbreakers

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Great ideas! We’ll make sure to get them in there.

  8. Britt

    January 12, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Soul Decision

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you! They’re added in now.

  9. Katt

    March 12, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    sawyer brown shirley brown sonny and cher

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Appreciate it! They’re in there now.

  10. Paul Cesak

    March 24, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    There was a pop band popular(sorta) that had a few hits….Four initials that started with an S. 4 or so years ago. Can’t remember their name. Sure wish I could.

  11. Melody

    March 24, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Scarling

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you! We’ve added them in now

  12. Eric Gerber

    March 24, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    String Cheese Incident
    The Samples

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 10:46 pm

      Got ’em! We’ll add them in to the article.

  13. John Kelty

    April 20, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for these lists!

    Sonia Dada

    • Todd Burns

      May 3, 2022 at 12:01 am

      No problem, thank you!

  14. Rozzie

    May 14, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Samj The Sham & The Pharoahs
    Slim Dusty
    Stephanie DeSykes

  15. Rozzie

    May 16, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Susan Raye
    Swanee
    Sylvia
    The Silver Studs
    Skatt Brothers
    The Sunny Boys

  16. Rozzie

    May 17, 2022 at 10:13 am

    The strangers
    The Swinging Blue Jeans

  17. Rozzie

    May 17, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Skyhooks

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