Bands that start with V

Why do artists choose the names they do? Sometimes it’s hard to say. This list is a starting place for exploration.

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bands that start with the letter v

Need a quick reference of bands that start with the letter V? Then you’re in luck. Whether you’re researching a project, trying to get inspired, or just unusually curious about the letter V – this is the list for you. Pop, rock, grunge, alternative, electronic, indie, and more are all represented in this list. We’ve scoured the internet, various databases, and even a few old books to put it all together, so we’re hoping that this is one of the more comprehensive lists of bands that start with the letter V that you might come across.

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

The Vamps
The Van Jets
The Vandals
The Vapors
The Vaselines
The Veils
The Velvelettes
The Velvet Underground
The Velvets
The Ventures
The Veronicas
The Verve
The Verve Pipe
The Village People
The Vines
The Virginmarys
The Virgins
The Vogues
The Von Bondies
V.V. Brown
Val Doonican
Vampire Weekend
Van der Graaf Generator
Van Halen
Van Morrison
Van Zant
Vance Joy
Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Daou
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Williams
Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Ice
Vanity 6
Various Artists
Vato Gonzalez
Vaughn Monroe
Velvet Revolver
Vera Lynn
Vernon Dalhart
Vertical Horizon
Veruca Salt
Vesta Tilley
Vesta Victoria
Vic Damone
Vic Mensa
Vic Mignogna
Vicci Martinez
Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Sue Robinson
Vickie Winans
Victoria Justice
Victoria Williams
Victoria Wood
Victorious Cast
Vince Gill
Vince Guaraldi Trio
Vince Neil
Vince Staples
Vince Taylor
Vincent Poag
Vinegar Joe
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Viola Beach
Viola Wills
Violent Femmes
Virgin Prunes
Vitamin C
Viva Brother
Vivian Girls
Vivienne Segal
Vonda Shepard
Voodoo Glow Skulls

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



  1. Stephen Matthew Ferris

    September 19, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Vanilla Fudge. A sixties band that was pretty famous for a couple of years and faded away. But in it’s time it was bigger than many listed. Great Website btw!

    • Todd Burns

      October 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you! We’ve updated the list now.

  2. Ken

    December 11, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Voodoo Glow Skulls – an American ska punk band formed in 1988 in Riverside, California

    • Todd Burns

      March 8, 2022 at 12:16 am

      Appreciate you letting us know, Ken!

  3. Fabrice

    January 28, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Virgin Prunes
    Van Jets ( check out… Are you gonna be my girl)

    • Todd Burns

      March 8, 2022 at 12:16 am

      Thanks for letting us know! We’ve amended the list to add those in.

  4. Eric Gerber

    March 24, 2022 at 7:06 pm


    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Good shout! We’ve added it now.

  5. Jozetta Stych

    April 4, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Voïvod, greatest of all progressive thrash metal bands!

    • Todd Burns

      April 5, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      Added it now, thank you!

  6. Marilyn Hale

    April 9, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    The Ventures

  7. Rozzie

    May 19, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Vanity Fare

  8. Johan

    June 6, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Vicky Leandros

  9. Lord Lockdown

    July 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Visage, early synth pop band lead by Steve Strange.

  10. The Mistry Man

    October 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Great shout Lord Lockdown

  11. Kes Terton

    November 8, 2022 at 1:47 am

    How on Earth could you forget The Vibrators?

  12. Neeta

    March 20, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    Vika & Linda Bull (fabulous Australian sister duo)

  13. spengford

    March 26, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Peter Hamill’s old band – Van Dr Graf Generator

  14. Scott Yeo

    May 9, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Ricky Van Shelton- country artist

  15. Scott Yeo

    May 9, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Ricky Van Shelton- country artist
    Bobby Vinton

  16. cameron

    May 24, 2023 at 6:47 am

    VNV Nation

  17. Steven Burdin

    July 23, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    How about Voice Of The Beehive

  18. Max

    August 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm


  19. Eric

    September 15, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    How about the Tony Vega Band?

  20. Noname

    February 19, 2024 at 7:31 am


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