Joe “ShOcK” Lopez Brother Makes Three Brother Makes Three is solely Joe Lopez, AKA “ShOcK”. Joined together with his childhood friends “2 in a room”, hence “Brother Makes Three”, was created. It began in New York City 1991, with Cardiac / Virgin Recording Artist “Brother Makes Three” Joe(ShOcK)Lopez, took NYC by storm right off the test pressing box, with the debut single…”Do Ya Wanna Dance”. As of January 17th, 1991, “Do You Wanna Dance” was the fifth most requested song on HOT 97 WQHT in New York City. Once it hit the stores, Cardiac Records reported sales of 20,000 in the first week alone. As momentum escalated, the legendary “Palladium” called “Brother Makes Three” to book the group four times in one call. Then a slew of other clubs nationwide booked the group to perform. “Do Ya Wanna Dance” also appeared as background music in syndicated Soap Opera’s like, “One Life To Live”. By March, “Do Ya Wanna Dance”, was “Number 1” on HOT 97. Joe Lopez (ShOcK) grew up Washington Heights where he attended George Washington HS and discovered he had a talent for Dance. He entered the school talent contest and won first prize. He also won first prize at his local church (Incarnation). Furthermore, he entered a dance contest at the Worlds Famous “RoxyNightclub and won fourth prize and an appearance on Showtime the Movie Channel for a Documentary called “Body Magic” based on Break Dancing. Afterwards he started writing music similar to what inspired him to dance and hooked up with his childhood buddies, “2 in a room”, who were enjoying success from their massive hit “Wiggle It”. They, in turn hooked “ShOcK” on to a few people in the business such as Oscar Poche, Roman Richardo And Etienne Roch Working with these guys he got to record two (2) Top Ten Billboard Hits “Do You Wanna Dance”, and “I Wanna”. He also got to do a remake of Cheryl Lynns Disco Classic “Shake It Up Tonight” for his third single. Later that year he recorded his debut album with Cardiac records entitled “Chillin At A club”. Eventually all this hype led to local and nationwide TV appearances such as “The Party Machine” (featuring Nia Peebles) and “Dance Party USA”. ShOcK was included in publications like “Dance Music Report”, “Street Sounds”, “Ground Level” and “DJ Times”. ShOcK graced the stage with other performers, just to include a few, Crystal Waters, Boys 2 Men, Salt N Pepa, Real 2 Reel, Madonna, C & C Music Factory, 2 In a Room, India, Coro, NOEL, George Lamond, Lisette Melendez, Judy Torres, Jomanda, Seduction, Ralph Trevant, Brand Nubian, Naughty By Nature, and K-7. ShOcK also filmed a small segment at The New York Hilton called “Music Gia”, which aired in Japan.
Being aware of all the current social issues, ShOcK decided to participate in several concerts to benefit the homeless, and to fight the dreaded disease AIDS, and that took place in Los Angeles in 1991. Also during this year, ShOcK was nominated for the “Best Dance Impact” category in the Sixth Annual Proset New York Music Awards held at the Beacon Theater. Like many other performers, ShOcK’s influences took him back to the Old School with Pioneers such as, “Africa Bambatta and the Soul Sonic Force”, “Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam”, and “Run DMC”. ShOcK has also worked with a roster of talent including… “Maurice Joshua”, “Eric Kupper”, and “Will Downing”. He also appeared in 2 in Room and The Wepa Man’s Video “El Trago”, (The Drink). Unfortunately Cardiac Records folded when EMI bought out Virgin and eliminated the subsidiary labels of Virgin, including Cardiac, and Charisma. ShOcK was picked up by Strictly Rhythm Records, home of worldwide sensation Real to Reel (I like to Move it Move it), and recorded a Single called “Weekend”, under the Artist Name “ShOcK”. You can catch Brother Makes Three currently on tour at a city near you. ShOck has worked on Film Expanding his artistic talents to the Profession of Acting Including The Urban Drama “Contact Blow” Directed by Nathan Thompson and “Father Holliday” a Bandy Entertainment production. ShOcK has written articles for Niteline Magazine and worked at Urban Latino Radio as a Radio Personality and Most Recently Xtreme Mix Radio. His Latest Single “TOMA” (Charlie Dee Diaz Featuring Joe Shock Lopez) is Produced by Multitalented Charlie Dee Diaz and is available on ITunes, Google Play, Amazon and All Media Outlets.