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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 17,000+ 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 will be touring Sweden in October, 2015 in support of På Svenska.

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Guests at Studio Bredsound 


Tonight these guys stopped by Studio Bredsound to record three songs with music producer Patrik Tanner at his studio, Studio Bredsound. We can't wait to share with you what Smokey D - Dave Crowell, Scott Wenum, and Dan Neale have cooking up!
 

Scott Wenum, Smokey D Dave Crowell, Dan Neale at Studio Bredsound

GB Leighton in Mazatlan 

GB Leighton is back from Mazatlan, Mexcio! We had a fabulous time. Thank you to all the fans for supporting us. It was great to get to know you even more. See you at the next show and back in Mexico next year!

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Tour

Date Event Location
GB Leighton Le Musique Room, St. Michael Le Musique Room, St. Michael
GB Leighton Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, MN Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic 318 Cafe, Excelsior, MN 318 Cafe, Excelsior, MN
GB Leighton Bunker's, Minneapolis, MN Bunker's, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton Bunkers, Minneapolis, MN Bunkers, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Bonfire Grill, Savage Bonfire Grill, Savage
GB Leighton Minnesota Music Cafe, St Paul, MN Minnesota Music Cafe, St Paul, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Moe's, Mounds View, MN Moe's, Mounds View, MN
GB Leighton Half Barrel Block Party, Rochester, MN Half Barrel Block Party, Rochester, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA
GB Leighton Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA
GB Leighton - Acoustic Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Waconia Wine Tour Barn Show, Waconia, MN Waconia Wine Tour Barn Show, Waconia, MN
GB Leighton P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082 P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082
GB Leighton Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN
GB Leighton Blue Heron Grill Tent Party, Hugo, MN Blue Heron Grill Tent Party, Hugo, MN
GB Leighton Private Party Private Party
GB Leighton - Acoustic Moe's, Mounds View, MN Moe's, Mounds View, MN
GB Leighton Buffalo Center Volunteer Fire Dept Street Dance, Buffalo Center, Iowa Buffalo Center Volunteer Fire Dept Street Dance, Buffalo Center, Iowa
GB Leighton - Acoustic Waconia Wine Tour Barn Show, Waconia, MN Waconia Wine Tour Barn Show, Waconia, MN
  • This week! #gbleighton
    This week! #gbleighton
  • Lots of #gbleighton shows to choose from this week!
    Lots of #gbleighton shows to choose from this week!
  • Used, but not used up! Sharkfin picks very rarely crack, they just get progressively softer over time. Perfect for feathery acoustic strumming! #sharkfinpicks
    Used, but not used up! Sharkfin picks very rarely crack, they just get progressively softer over time. Perfect for feathery acoustic strumming! #sharkfinpicks
  • Det finaste pappa har!
    Det finaste pappa har!
  • Today's haul from Treehouse Records, Mill City Sound and Electric Fetus! #electricfetus #millcitysound #treehouserecords  #paulmccartney #NEU! #elviscostello #garymcfarland
    Today's haul from Treehouse Records, Mill City Sound and Electric Fetus! #electricfetus #millcitysound #treehouserecords #paulmccartney #NEU! #elviscostello #garymcfarland
  • These guys came by Studio Bredsound tonight and recorded three great new songs!
    These guys came by Studio Bredsound tonight and recorded three great new songs!
  • Bunkers. Tonight. 9:30.
    Bunkers. Tonight. 9:30.
  • Smells so good!
#iplayslinky #ernieball
    Smells so good! #iplayslinky #ernieball
  • Inte direkt ostbågar...eller ostkrokar, men vad gör man?
#cheezedoodles #cheeseballs
    Inte direkt ostbågar...eller ostkrokar, men vad gör man? #cheezedoodles #cheeseballs
  • Back from spring break and ready to make some noise. #gbleighton
    Back from spring break and ready to make some noise. #gbleighton
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