E-Press Kit


Sound: Energetic, alternative-rock music with catchy melodies and lyrics.

Bio: Since then 2015, Cashing In Karma has released two EPs: Jigsaw Road and Earthbound. Both have been well-received and helped grow the band's fan-base significantly. This has led Cashing In Karma to have many successful shows throughout 2016 and 2017. 

The band consists of members Jonny Barrett (Vocals, Bass), Melvin Smith (Guitar) and Will Chi (drums). All of whom grew up in Lakewood, WA and became friends through their shared passion for music. Since then, they have been working hard towards two goals; to have a career in music and to give back as much as we can for whatever good comes our way. 

Performance History

Cashing In Karma plays regularly in the Pacific Northwest to a consistently growing fan-base. Within Seattle and Tacoma turnouts for shows range between 50-150. Notable venues played at include:

The Crocodile, Columbia City Theatre, Barboza, The Skylark, Hard Rock Seattle, Real Art Tacoma and the Tacoma scene's favorite place, Louie G's Pizzeria. 

Along with playing regularly in the area, the band has played festivals and community events at locations including:
Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA

University of Washington - Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, WA

Pierce Community College - Lakewood, WA

Lakewood Town Center - WA

Redmond Town Center - WA

A big-ass field - Orting, WA


"Earthbound is remarkably good, chock-full of infectious melodies and hefty rhythms. The tunes suffuse horizontal and vertical textures, as well as delicious instrumental differentiation that sets the music apart from the run-of-the-mill alt rock. In short, it’s lit. And Cashing In Karma has it going on." - Randy Radic (Contributor for Huffington Post)

Music Review: “Earthbound” – Cashing In Karma Dispenses High-Octane Alt-Rock



"Cashing in Karma seems like they would be the type of band that put on a good show. The music is upbeat, lively and something you could kind of shake your hips to while drinking a beer." - Ted Rogan (Divide and Conquer)

Cashing In Karma - Jigsaw Road Review



"...the band delivered an energetic set of edgy and danceable songs. Another young band seemingly destined for greater things locally, Cashing in Karma’s style is hard to describe. Strange? No. Mischievous? Maybe. Punchy? Definitely. Go see them live when you can, they’re memorable to say the least." - Gary Horn (Contributor for northwestmusicscene) 

Concert Review: 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for the Homeless at the Skylark