Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’: Who are Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joe Exotic - Tiger King

The Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness has taken a world of social distancing people by storm. The seven-part collection tells the story of Joe Schreibvogel — higher referred to as Joe Exotic, the “Tiger King.” 

Amidst working the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma, Exotic additionally took on a number of different ventures, together with a profession in nation music. “Tiger King” fans received’t be shocked to study that Exotic wasn’t chargeable for the vocals on his songs. Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton of the Clinton Johnson Band are behind Exotic’s profession as a rustic musician. 

real singers behind Joe Exotic's music
Joe Exotic – Tiger King | Netflix

Country music artists Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton

Johnson served because the songwriter for the Clinton Johnson Band, and Clinton was the singer. Before working with Exotic, the band skilled success engaged on music for small motion pictures like Nude Nuns with Big Guns and tv collection like Justified.  

Johnson instructed TMZ the duo responded to an advert Exotic had posted requesting assist making a theme tune for his actuality present. Thinking they might acquire publicity, the duo agreed to work with Exotic professional bono on a lot of cat-themed songs. Johnson and Clinton are each credited for “Archival Footage” within the docuseries.

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The duo recorded three albums value of songs for the “Tiger King” earlier than Clinton died from a heart-related problem.

The Clinton Johnson Band wrote the ‘Tiger King’s songs

After discovering the nation duo’s capability to create personalised lyrics for shopper’s with quite a lot of wants, Exotic knew he may assist in the creation of his customized cat songs.

Johnson defined their writing course of to TMZ: Exotic would giving him a theme and a few particulars; then, Johnson would write a tune, and Clinton would sing it. The accomplished model was then emailed to Joe, who would dub it over footage of him strolling by his non-public zoo.

Joe Exotic pretended to sing 

Big cat lover Exotic flaunted his zoo in lots of his music movies. While the content material of the songs was Exotic’s thought, the vocals and music are wholly produced by the Clinton Johnson Band. Johnson was floored to study that Exotic was utilizing their skills in music movies the place he’s pictured lip-synching and pretending to play guitar. 

The band rapidly got here to the conclusion that their music was by no means going for use outdoors of Exotic’s low-budget YouTube movies. Speaking to Vanity Fair years after their collaboration, Johnson mirrored: “We all get what’s coming to us in the end, be it good or bad. Joe, all in all, was likable. Most people just bore the hell out of me. They have the personality of a lobster. He’s a seedy shyster, but he’s got personality.” 

With the success of the Netflix documentary, Johnson is hopeful that the Clinton Johnson Band would possibly be capable to get the popularity it deserves. Johnson instructed TMZ that whereas he has acquired a number of calls from journalists and media shops, he would “prefer to get some calls from music labels.”

So far, he hasn’t had any luck. 

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