The Shapes are an Italian Alternative Rock band that was formed in 2011, by Gabriella Ricciardi (lead vocals, keyboards), Marco Lo Franco (lead vocals, drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Alberto “Ruud” Tagliareni (Bass guitar, keyboards) and Gabriele Tagliareni (Lead Guitar, keyboards). The band originated in Palermo, Sicily.
The group has released their first Ep called Tea Times Dreams ‘n Coffee Wishes in early 2012, that is a remake of some tracks of previous band of Ruud, M. Lo Franco and G.Tagliareni, called Anonymous Shapes. The band has been broadcast by several Italian and Britannic radio such as all.FM – Manchester and Krystal Radio – London). In Fall 2012 group has published three brand new singles called Cure, Heaven or Hell e Thank You, with a video clip of Daylight #2 (broadcast on Mediaset Italia 2 channel, and some local TV station).
The Shapes has also several positive reviews in Italian music blogs such as Rockit, Shiver Magazine and Extra! Music Magazine.