Producing her first album "Cheetah's World," alongside her musical director Gerardo Nuno, was a project that Te'Cheetah is still very proud of. On the album, released independently, she composed three original songs, "Con Un Amor," "This House," and "Secret Place," and covered many classic songs of the greats, including Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," and the ever popular tune "Summertime."
Te'Cheetah Lopez, has since captured the eyes and ears of some of the biggest names in the music industry. After establishing an independent career for herself, she is now collaborating with platinum award winning producer David "the DCX" Cochrane, (formerly of the Commodores with Lionel Richie), whose resume credits include having produced Paula Abdul and Atlantic Starr, among many others. Together with Jesse Johnson, (formerly of The Times), David co-produced her upcoming release "Abrazame." David and Jesse worked very hard producing and mixing Te'Cheetah's project, for an outstanding sound that will rock the world, with Latin pop and soulful flavors, along with the Spanglish spice of her musical director Gerardo Nuno, on "So Fine." Featured on the new album is recording artist Howard Johnson, known for his worldwide hit "So Fine," which has now been creatively remixed into an R&B Latin soul groove. Guest appearances also include guitarist Jesse Johnson, who contributed guitars, co-writing, as well as additional instrumentation on the compositions "Querida Madre," "Mi Vida," "Ain't Nothing Like A Song," and "Abrazame." Latin percussionist Paris Escovedo, Son of Coke Escovedo (of Santana and Azteca), cousin of Sheila E, and nephew of Pete Escovedo, also lends his talents, as does actor & congero Eddie Rouse, known for his roles in such movies as Raising the Bar, Observe and Report, Pandorum, Pineapple Express, The Number 23, K-Ville, American Gangster, Low and Behold, Undertow, and all the Real Girls, to name a few. Also contributing to the CD, is master producer and recording artist Michael Battista, who has contributed his rhythms of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin percussion, with funk, house beats, eletronica, and his soulful vocals.
For her next album, Te'Cheetah is collaborating with Janice Marie, (of A Taste of Honey), to remix "Boogie Oogie Oogie." She is also working with producer and songwriter Christopher Troy, who has produced Jeffrey Osbourne, Rick James, Teena Marie, The Whispers, Karyn White, Alexander O'Neal, Freddie Jackson, K-Ci & JoJo, to name a few, as well as produced the Original Motion Picture Soundtracks for "White Men Can't Jump," "Deep Cover," "Gordy," "Sixth Man," and "Save The Last Dance." Christopher Troy, was in the beginning stages of producing music for the crossover album of the "Queen of Tejano Music," Selena, until her untimely and tragic Death. Christopher Troy, will be breaking ground with Te'Cheetah on a new Latin project, early summer 2011.
Te'Cheetah has graced the stage, and been backed by some of the greatest musicians of all time, including former members of Malo, Dramatics, Tierra, Sly and the Family Stone, and El Chicano, to name a few. Her specialty, is taking different genres of music, from love songs, up-tempo samba's, R&B, and jazz tunes, and turning them into a flavoring of her own, by putting her own Latin flair on them. The end results are tunes that move the body, stir the soul, and launch the mind to higher musical heights, with a funky salsa, jazz, and Latin foundation.
Come into Te'Cheetah's world, and experience a sound that will bring you peace, happiness, and maybe a good memory from your past, or a healing sensation to cure your soul. So relax, kick back, listen, and enjoy!
TeCheetah Lopez (Lead Vocals),
Chico Hernandez (Timbales/Percussion),
Diego Mancini (Bass),
Sergio Gonzalez (Drummer),
Harmony Joy (Vocals),
Jimi Seville (Keys),
Jimmy Rodriquez (Guitar)