The Blue Ridge was an unlikely place to find a band like Shakespace. 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 was now possibile. Many shows later,they recorded their 1st 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 90's, 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.
Shakespace's 2nd CD , 'Air Sign Orange' (released in late 2000 on Indianapolis' HCNL Records) recorded in DC, had a more edgy, art rock feel. This album introduced Josh Strawn on vocals/guitar.
'This Sleeping Heart' was Shakespace's last full-length offering, released in early 2002 .The drumming was in the hands of Brookes Beistel, and Ksine produced. The album emerged as dark experimental-pop.The final track was appropriately called 'Goodbye Lullaby'.

Shakespace Discography


NPR001 Shakespace Shakespace(CD, Album) No Phase Records NPR001 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Shakespace This Sleeping Heart(CDr) No Phase Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
NPR005 Shakespace This Sleeping Heart(CD, Album) No Phase Records NPR005 US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

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