Tickets now available for our We Are release party at Burdock on Saturday, January 27, 2024!  Hope to see you there for some new Jen Schaffer & The Shiners music and a reading by Brian Panhuyzen from his dystopian novel, A Tidy Armageddon!


a jeweller’s legacy

The song, a jeweller’s legacy, tells the story of a beloved father’s life.  It was released on April 30, 2023 – the yartzeit or one-year anniversary of Jen’s father’s death – this original piece of music and daughterly love hopes to capture the quiet care and jouissance of Henry Schaffer.  

a jeweller’s legacy (lyric video) is also available on the Shiner’s Youtube channel on April 30, 2023 .

a jeweller's legacy (lyric video)

Unavoidable You (Lyric Video)

This Good War (Lyric Video)

Only Love (Music Video)

The Rescue (Lyric Video)

Walt of the Oblivious Wolves (Lyric Video)

Dedicated To Love (Video)

The Other End (of the Flattened Curve) (Lyric Video)

Jen Schaffer and The Shiners |Games We Play

The Shiners’ second full-length record, Games We Play, came out on February 10th, 2018 at Burdock in Toronto.

This second record, which contains twelve original songs written by Jen Schaffer and arranged by the band, was recorded over a period of one and a half years in Toronto at Canterbury Music Company, Sony ATV Music Publishing Studios and their own studio.  Produced by Simon Law, it was mixed by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury and mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London, UK!

You can always order Games We Play now on CD Baby (digital or physical), iTunes (digital) and Bandcamp (digital or physical).  With any physical order, you can get a copy of the 20-page booklet with lyrics, photographs  and original artwork from Martha Townsend and Tina Sher.

Games We Play (Official Video)