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, releasing bona-fide punk records 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 enjoyed collaborative stints as lead guitarist with Martin Zellar, Sire recording artists Tina & The B-Side Movement, and currently, G.B.Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch, 2014). In ’96, he formed the critically acclaimed Patrik Tanner & The Faraway Men. They have released three albums. Patrik has also released nine solo albums including his 2015 release, På Svenska.

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GB Leighton Plays Minnesota Music Cafe 

Here's a snip from a fan video from the recent GB Leighton show at Minnesota Music Cafe - Patrik's solo for Purple Rain!

We have one more set to go! Still time to come and dance!

Posted by GB Leighton on Friday, April 24, 2015


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