Their sound was a mixture of heavy melodic guitars and ambient synths, with both male and female vocals. Experimentalism blended with rock sensibilities, to create a sound located somewhere between the two. Shakespace began forming in early '96, with Jeremy Kolosine, Martin Bensinger and Ian Lloyd recording 6 songs with Chuck Crush in Roanoke,VA. A few months later Michelle Ferguson would join, and the live Shakespace became possible. Many shows later, they recorded their first full-length CD. Released In 1998, the self-titled debut album was a space rock, lo-fi collection recorded in Chapel Hill, NC and Roanoke, and was released on their own No Phase Records label.

Throughout the late '90s, Shakespace would also co-host the 'No Phase' shows, multi-media art and music events in which artists and groups from across the US performed and contributed work. Their second album introduced Josh Strawn on vocals/guitar. 'This Sleeping Heart' was Shakespace's last full-length offering, released in early 2002.


NPCD-001 Shakespace - Shakespace album art Shakespace Shakespace (Album) No Phase Records NPCD-001 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Shakespace - This Sleeping Heart album art Shakespace This Sleeping Heart (Album) No Phase Records none US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NPR004, HCNL08 Shakespace - Air Sign Orange album art Shakespace Air Sign Orange(CD, EP) No Phase Records, Happy Couples Never Last Recordings NPR004, HCNL08 US 2000 Sell This Version