Occasional live gigs drew Smithson away from the life he was supposed to lead and the idea to organise and promote at first solely acoustic local lineups came to life. Two years later Kyza Presents was formed based on three key goals, To support and provide performance opportunities for Esperance based original artists, host events that would have a positive impact on the local community (particularly upon mental health) and finally to create a financially stable business within the music industry. As the years rolled by and on the ground experience was gained new goals were added, these included to develop a strong Esperance based audience for original live music, to support regional and metro based touring artists and to aid the development of pathways for Esperance based original artists to perform outside of Esperance.
Regional based industry workers tend to take on multiple roles within their local scene, this is absolutely true of Kyron (known as Kyza by many). Currently Kyza coordinates the Cannery Arts Centre Music program offering workshops, open mics and ticketed events, also managing bookings for Esperance’s Lucky Bay Brewery. And in his downtime, you may find him performing live or sending emails for his band Grand Casual.