Melbourne, Australia
Ryan, 31
Music Manager
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a bit about Ryan

What do you do and why do you do it?

I manage musicians because I care about showing the world how remarkable I know they are. I also have a burning passion for clothes and I just started back at Collarts to finish my degree in music business.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Sawmilling, I was way too lazy and slow for the job; fair to say I literally lasted one summer, never went back..

Were you born and raised in Melbourne? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Melbourne?

I was born in Smithton; raised in Burnie, Tasmania. I moved to Melbourne to chase something a lot of my friends couldn't - a life lived knowing I gave something uncanny a shot.

What’s your current hood in Melbourne and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Ascot Vale, the best thing is the beautiful streets and reasonable rent - there are no bad things.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to a lot of hip-hop/rap music, I also love the Red Hot Chili Peppers & Daniel Merriweather's Love and War will forever be my favourite album. I dislike music that isn't authentic, music that doesn't stay true to the creator.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Dire Straits - Horrorshow For Your Money - Daniel Merriweather Please Forgive Me - David Gray Hope Is… - Dylan Joel Take A Bow - Rihanna Hate that I Love You - Rihanna

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

I don't watch a lot of TV shows, but Entourage and Suits definitely tap into my burning desire to know more about the corporate dealings that impact society/culture.

Name some spots in Melbourne that are good for a Tinder date.

Shebeen was my first Tinder date (RIP), Workers Club, The Corner Hotel, Pulp Club & Shanghai Dumpling House

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Eddie McGuire, Donald Trump & Diplo

Who’s your hero and where in Melbourne would you take them out for a serious hang?

Lyor Cohen is my hero and I'd take him to Boney when Thank Guard is on

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Op Shops, Saintside (99 Star Count) and some I'd like to keep to myself..

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Windsor at 161 on Chapel Street it gives me the worst kind of shivers

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Football at the MCG

Where do you go in Melbourne for a casual night out?

Any gig! Workers Club, Northcote Social Club, The Retreat Hotel & Howler

Where would you go in Melbourne to celebrate some freaking good news?

If it's huge Nobu (in my places - the food is MENTAL), otherwise Workers or the Retreat; entirely dependent on the company

What’s your choice of transportation in Melbourne and why?

Car, because there's no waiting.

What are the Melbourne spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Emporium, NGV & Brunswick Street

What are the Melbourne spots tourists should run from screaming?

Chadstone during any sale period

Tomorrow’s your last day in Melbourne. How do you spend it?

Breakfast at Sir Charles, shopping at Saintside and Up There; followed by a trip to About That and then the beach for Fish & Chips.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I haven't been outside of Australia!

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