Andrew Snoid

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Andrew Snoid (born Andrew McLennan) is a New Zealand musician, singer, and songwriter.[1]

He was featured in bands such as The Plague, The Whizz Kids, Blam Blam Blam (briefly), Pop Mechanix,[2][3] The Swingers, and Coconut Rough.[4]

Snoid is best remembered as the writer and singer of the Coconut Rough song Sierra Leone, which was a big domestic hit in 1983, staying in the charts for 17 weeks.[5][6]

Later years[edit]

In 2015, he was fronting his group Andrew McLennan & The Underminers, which included Piri Heihei on guitar and vocals, pianist Michael Larsen formerly with Jan Hellriegel, and on drummer Gary Hunt who had played with the Terrorways[7] and Gary Havoc & The Hurricanes.[8] Andrew McLennan is currently on a "World Tour at Your Place" with "Telling Tales" featuring Stephanie Crawford Kim Gruebner Nick Jones Tracey Collins and guests Mark Bell Dave Bridgman and Geoffrey Chunn[9]


  1. ^ "Andrew McLennan - AudioCulture". Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Pop Mechanix". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Pop Mechanix - NZ On Screen". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Coconut Rough". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Music Month flashback: Sierra Leone by Coconut Rough". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  6. ^ "Sierra Leone | Music Video | NZ On Screen". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  7. ^ Ponsonby News March 2015 Page 135 Playing at Garnet Station Tiny Theatre Archived 11 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Rip It Up June 1979 Page 6 Rumours, Auckland
  9. ^ "WATCH: The Sound Sessions with Citizen Band and Andrew McLennan's Telling Tales". The Sound. Retrieved 2017-08-17.

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