Snort

Christchurch hard-rock all-girl group with a line-up that changed quite a bit over time. Members have included: Reta Le Quesne (Bass/Vocals), Joanne Billesdon (Lead Guitar), Sharon Billesdon (Bass, then Drums), Lisa Preston (Drums, then Keyboards), Fluer de Lis (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals), Nina Kaye (Guitar, then Bass), Carla Rotta (Drums). They recorded 2 singles which were made in Belgium with Demolition Derby.

Snort are influenced by heavy metal and 60’s garage mainly which results in a crossover of the two creating a heavy trash amalgam. the material snort write about range from love songs to songs about psychotics running over Elvis impersonators, songs about the devil, fast cars and of course how to scare men.
– Fleur De Lis

After playing a vast amount of shows through-out the early 90s (including winning a Battle of the Bands competition), and recording material at Nightshift Studios (some of which appeared on Peter Mitchell’s Flat City compilations), De Lis left to become a mother again, with Carla Rotta joining on drums, Preston shifting to keyboards for a while, and Nina-Kaye joining on guitar. Fleur later surfaced with her band the Dialtones, whilst Lisa, Joanne and Sharon later appeared (with Rustle Covini) as the Lo-Liners, Rita Le Quesne has surfaced in a number of groups including the Axle Grinders.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Cave of Love 7″ single [Demolition Derby]
  • Hell Have No Fury Ep [1995 Kato]
  • ‘Hey Creep’/’Cos I’m Evil’ Lathe-Cut 7″ [Spinning Clock]

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