Straight out of the Sunshine State, Kash’d Out hits the reggae/rock scene with style and ease.
Since 2014, guitarist Jackson Hauserman and Sound Lounge Studios producers Greg Shields and Josh Saldate have been sending out positive energy through catchy, feel-good tunes indicative of their Orlando, Florida roots. Their laid-back coastal sound, fun choruses and pop melodies promote their message of having fun and being good people.
Inspired by music from Slightly Stoopid, New Found Glory and 90’s R&B, and experience working with Ballyhoo! and Tribal Seeds at Sound Lounge Studios, Kash’d Out entered the flourishing reggae/rock scene with energy and drive.
Upon completing their self-titled debut EP, the band recruited Joey Brohawn on bass, Marshall Hearne on drums and Nick Gudzan on keys. With the lineup intact, they hit the studio to begin work on their second album.
During that time, front man Greg Shields co-wrote Ballyhoo!’s latest record, “Girls,” and joined them on the Vans Warped Tour 2016. There, he was introduced to Hawaiian reggae/rock legends, Pepper. He waited patiently for the right moment to show the band Kash’d Out’s new material in hopes of locking in an offer to sign with their label, LAW Records.
Greg’s efforts paid off. Kash’d Out released their new full-length album, aptly named “The Hookup,” on Pepper’s LAW Records on May 26th, 2017 and it debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums.
In a review of the album in The Pier, Mike Patti notes, “What struck me the most about The Hookup were the unique, catchy melodies and vocal deliveries found on each song.”
Fresh off of a nationwide tour with Pepper and Less Than Jake, followed by another with Pacific Dub, Kash’d Out doesn’t plan to stop touring anytime soon, making them easy to find on a stage near you this summer.