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'.