Jo Passed is the songwriter band project of current Vancouver based musician, Joseph Hirabayashi. After the breakup of Hirabayashi’s band Sprïng in 2015, Joseph assembled material quickly and moved out to Montreal to start a new project in a new city. With the help of Mac Lawrie (Flash Palace, Cult Babies), Jo Passed released a debut EP entitled “Out” on Toronto label Craft Singles.
After returning back to the West Coast in early 2016, Joseph assembled a new lineup of Jo Passed with Bella Mckee, Spencer Hargreaves on bass, and Daniel Ruiz; released a 2nd EP, “Up” through Portland label Golden Brown (Lefse Records) and toured the West Coast several times. Since forming in 2015, Jo Passed has performed over 80 shows both on both coasts in both Canada and the US. Jo Passed is currently working on a debut full length to be released in 2017.