Vnzma's: Five Minutes With Shannon Ryan

We caught up with Shannon Ryan to talk all things music ahead of tomorrow's VNZMA's. Aside from sharing a few gems for our summer playlists, Shannon dished on her new co-host Dai Henwood, what she's most looking forward to this year and the whirlwind that is the New Zealand music scene...

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Favourite NZ music moment of 2014…

The Critic's Choice Prize is always a highlight for me, but it's getting to the point where there are so many! Live performance wise, everyone needs to see Randa live, Lake South is awesome and Estere is seriously next level talent!

Most memorable VNZMA moment…

The very first time I stepped out on stage, I love live performing. I don't think anything can prepare you for hosting a stage like that in front of a very talented industry and thousands of Kiwi music fans. It's definitely one of my biggest adrenaline rushes.

What are you most looking forward to this year…

I'm a massive Tiny Ruins fan - so I'm looking forward to their performance and hopefully catching a back stage pic with them. I'm also excited for the Supergroove performance which will be something special.

What are you expecting your co-host, comedian Dai Henwood to bring to the show…

A case of coconut water most likely, he's obsessed with the stuff! I'm so glad to be working with Dai, we've known each other for a while but have never worked on the same project. It's a pleasant experience being around him on a creative level. I'm not sure if he's noticed but I'm always in awe of his ability.

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If you had to choose two New Zealand artists to collaborate, who would it be…

MC Tali and Ruby Frost, since they have both been working on new material. Tali is awesome and Ruby has this freshness about her so the two combined would be fun. I've been following Ruby Frost's journey online as she's spent a good part of the year in Europe - she's the best.

Five NZ songs you'll be playing this summer…

Tiny Ruins - 'Carriages'

Broods - 'L.A.F'

Fat Freddy's Drop, whole playlist on repeat

Ezra Vine - 'Braver Than Most', another lovely track by him is 'He Won't Knock'

Ruby Frost - 'Comeback Queen'

After the successful whirlwind of Lorde, who is your next up and coming NZ artist to watch…

Lorde is a trailblazer, watching her journey has been incredible. On the rise now, I have to say is Janine and The Mixtape who is doing great things in New York. Having recently signed with Atlantic Records, her self written and produced tracks feature on some of the top websites around the world. She is well and truly on her way to a lifetime of musical goodness and success.

Tell us about your outfits for the VNZMA's…

Of course I cannot wait to wear the outfits RUBY are designing for me. We are working on a pantsuit, and after last years mustard playsuit success, I'm excited to see how this one comes to life.

Essential items to keep in your purse on awards night…

It's absolutely essential to not have a purse! I'll keep a lip gloss and balm in my partner's pocket along with a few cards and my ID. It sounds a little too easy, but it definitely helps that I'll have the bulk of my haul backstage, complete with a nice pair of flats to slip on after the show.

Make sure you tune into the VNZMA's this Thursday, but for now, check out a few snaps from the Official Programme Shoot...

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Shannon Ryan wears our RUBY Polaroid Dress & the Stage Ushers wear our RUBY Cabana Jumpsuit

Photographer: Karen Ishiguro

Photographer’s Assistant: Clara Pafundi

Location: Roundhead Studios

Stage Ushers: Moira, Jennifer & Erin @ Clyne Model Management

Hair: Redken

Makeup: Smashbox

Ruby at the Vnzma's 2014!

The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards is an event we look forward to every year! We love getting dressed up and celebrating all of our amazing musical successes as lets face it, we've had a lot lately.

We’re excited to be the Official Fashion Partner at this year’s awards for the second year running.

Co-host Shannon Ryan will take the stage in three show-stopping RUBY outfits alongside the Stage Ushers who will also be in full RUBY!

We can't wait to share their outfits with you, but first here's a sneak peek from the VNZMA's official programme shoot.....

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Shannon Ryan wears RUBY Resort 2014 & the Stage Ushers wear our RUBY Cabana Jumpsuit

Photographer: Karen Ishiguro

Photographer’s Assistant: Clara Pafundi

Location: Roundhead Studios

Stage Ushers: Moira, Jennifer & Erin @ Clyne Model Management

Hair: Redken

Makeup: Smashbox

Vnzma's: Behind the Scenes

We are excited to celebrate New Zealand music this year as the Official Fashion Partner for tonight's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Beautiful co-host Shannon Ryan and the VNZMA's Stage Ushers will be dressed in head-to-toe RUBY tonight, with Shannon wearing three custom-made show stopping gowns.

On Thursday 24th of October we shot at one of our favourite Auckland haunts The Blue Breeze Inn for the VNZMA's Official Programme with Stan Walker, Shannon Ryan & our beautiful Clyne Stage Ushers all wearing RUBY Resort.

Check out the shoot below...

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Take a peak behind the scenes at the shoot...

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Make sure you're following us on Instagram at @RUBYTAKESSNAPS to stay up to date with all of the VNZMA's action tonight!

Photographer: Karen Ishiguro

Photographer's Assistant: Lewis Francis

Location: The Blue Breeze Inn

Models: Simone, Alexandra & Yasmin @ Clyne Models

Hair: FUDGE

Makeup: Smashbox