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International recording artist and lead guitar player and music director with GB Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch), playing over 150 live shows a year to sold out crowds in the Midwestern region, 70,000 album sales, and 18,000+ Facebook fans strong.

Born and raised in Sweden (itself a stronghold of pop perfectionism), Patrik grew up with a unique, outside-looking-in perspective on the expanses of American songwriting, and immersed himself in it early on. By thirteen, he’d already become something of a teen star in Europe, releasing bona-fide punk records with iconic Swedish Punk bands Mass Media and HUVUDTVÄTT (Headcleaners) on both Scandinavian and U.K. labels.

At eighteen, Tanner moved to the U.S., and, soon thereafter, released two solo albums with his Los Angeles-based band. Upon relocating to Minneapolis in ’94, he began his production career and has produced over 100 albums for local and national acts with major label record deals. Patrik has also enjoyed long term collaborative stints as lead guitarist with Martin Zellar (Gear Daddies) and Sire recording artists Tina & The B-Side Movement. Patrik then joined GB Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch) as music director and lead guitar player. The band plays over 150 shows a year to sold out crowds. (www.facebook.com/gbleighton)

Along with his production and lead guitar career, Patrik has also released nine albums under his own name. The most recent release, På Svenska, was released in 2015. Patrik played to a sold out crowd at his release show at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He toured Sweden in October, 2015 in support of På Svenska.

Latest News

Alltings 10 i topp, Sundsvall Tidning 

Patrik made Sundsvalls Tidning - ST.nu (Swedish newspaper) Alltings 10 i topp list today with #3 - GB Leighton's version of Purple Rain played at Minnesota Twins Target Field this week! Props to #5 Hanna Samuelsson & Peter Jonsson too! This is a song Patrik helped with that's getting lots of radio play in Sweden. Tack Björn Brånfelt! It's a great Friday!

Patrik Proudly Endorses:
Ernie ball endorsement
Patrik tanner sharkfin
Jeri designs guitar straps 031

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Tour

Date Event Location
GB Leighton P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082 P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082
GB Leighton Woodbury Days, Woodbury, MN Woodbury Days, Woodbury, MN
GB Leighton - Trio Casting for Cures / St Jude's, Lake Minnetonka, MN Casting for Cures / St Jude's, Lake Minnetonka, MN
GB Leighton Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA
GB Leighton Duo Live w/ BOB FM BOB FM Pool Side Stage, MN State Fair BOB FM Pool Side Stage, MN State Fair
GB Leighton Minnesota State Fair, St Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair, St Paul, MN
GB Leighton Minnesota State Fair, St Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair, St Paul, MN
GB Leighton Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN
GB Leighton Bunker's, Minneapolis, MN Bunker's, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Private Party Private Party
GB Leighton Bonfire Grill Tent Party, Savage, MN Bonfire Grill Tent Party, Savage, MN
GB Leighton Ely Marathon, Ely, MN Ely Marathon, Ely, MN
GB Leighton Tapped & Uncorked Festival Tapped & Uncorked Festival
GB Leighton Ryder Cup Celebration, Excelsior, MN Ryder Cup Celebration, Excelsior, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Private Party, Minneapolis, MN Private Party, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton - Trio Wicked Moose, Rochester, MN Wicked Moose, Rochester, MN
GB Leighton - Duo Private Party, River Falls, WI Private Party, River Falls, WI
GB Leighton Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN
GB Leighton - 4 Piece Private Party, Buffalo, MN Private Party, Buffalo, MN
  • Love this guitar polish. Makes the back of the neck feel smooth and Slinky. Smells great too. If it was available as a cologne, I'd wear it. #ernieball #iplayslinky @ernieball
    Love this guitar polish. Makes the back of the neck feel smooth and Slinky. Smells great too. If it was available as a cologne, I'd wear it. #ernieball #iplayslinky @ernieball
  • Another busy week! I'll be at PD Pappy's Thursday and Woodbury Days on Friday w/ #gbleighton Free shows! Are you coming?!
    Another busy week! I'll be at PD Pappy's Thursday and Woodbury Days on Friday w/ #gbleighton Free shows! Are you coming?!
  • Sunday therapy at Mill City Sound in Hopkins, MN @millcitysound
    Sunday therapy at Mill City Sound in Hopkins, MN @millcitysound
  • #gretsch #gretschguitar
    #gretsch #gretschguitar
  • Bought these two today...again. Every time I had to finance a move across the country or halfway across the world, my record collection went. I sincerely hope I'm done with that nonsense. At least the record selling part of it.
    Bought these two today...again. Every time I had to finance a move across the country or halfway across the world, my record collection went. I sincerely hope I'm done with that nonsense. At least the record selling part of it.
  • Always great to see the other PT at @mybobcountry .....
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I had a great time on @mybobcountry with @paulthomasshow and @patrik_tanner on The Homegrown Show. What an honor to sing and talk about my music. Thanks, BOB106! #homegrownshow #Livin #twopts
    Always great to see the other PT at @mybobcountry ..... ・・・ I had a great time on @mybobcountry with @paulthomasshow and @patrik_tanner on The Homegrown Show. What an honor to sing and talk about my music. Thanks, BOB106! #homegrownshow #Livin #twopts
  • Making noise. #gretsch @officialgretsch #gbleighton #iplayslinky
    Making noise. #gretsch @officialgretsch #gbleighton #iplayslinky
  • My boy.
    My boy.
  • @officialgretsch gets me through. #iplayslinky #gretsch #gbleighton
    @officialgretsch gets me through. #iplayslinky #gretsch #gbleighton
  • We made a lot of noise today. We'll do it again tomorrow. Well, today technically. #gbleighton
    We made a lot of noise today. We'll do it again tomorrow. Well, today technically. #gbleighton
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