Pay The Man
Solo acoustic melodic project
Pay The Man is a solo music project lead by musician Kyle David Smith based in the town of Bridgend, South Wales.
The name is taken Kyle’s favourite song by The Offspring from their album Americana which was the most experimental song their catalogue. Kyle also states that the name focuses on the drive to invest in one’s self, a focus that he displays in the cartoon drawings of a boy looking at an oversized coin, being perplexed about how high the “Insert coin” slot is and how much work he would have to do to get it there. The illustrations (Drawn by Emma Fairbrother) play a key part in giving a visual representation of Pay The Man’s music as well as displaying a conceptual background to the lyrics.
Since its formation, Kyle has had the freedom to write music that separates himself from previous projects and have total creative freedom. Not just writing acoustic music, but allowing other instruments to fully experiment and expand his songwriting.
Pay The Man has played numerous gigs, festivals and tours around Wales and has started to play more shows in England with no signs of ceasing to go further.
Pay the Man plans to release his debut album “Regulars” in 2021.