Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long started in 2006 to perform a single gig in Penticton, BC. That gig soon turned into another and before they knew it the band was making an album, The Crickets Have Arthritis. They have been performing together throughout Canada and have since released two more albums. A Pretty Decent Cape in My Closet and Rembrance Year.
The band is made up of Maiya Robbie (guitar and vocals), Olivia Mennell (keyboard and vocals) and more recently Jesse Lee (upright bass and vocals) and on occasion, Jordie Robinson (cello and vocals).
Former members include Aaron Goodwin (guitar, vocals, mandolin, harmonica) featured on A Pretty Decent Cape in My Closet and Stefan Bienz (upright bass and vocals) featured on Remembrance Year.