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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.

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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

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Tour

Date Event Location
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 Private Party Private Party
GB Leighton P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082 P.D. Pappy's, Stillwater, MN 55082
GB Leighton Hastings Rivertown Days, Hastings, MN Hastings Rivertown Days, Hastings, MN
GB Leighton Madigan's Pub, Maple Lake, MN Madigan's Pub, Maple Lake, MN
GB Leighton Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival, Hoyt Lakes, MN Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival, Hoyt Lakes, MN
GB Leighton Bunkers, Minneapolis, MN Bunkers, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton Fire & Ice Bonspiel Festival, Chaska, MN Fire & Ice Bonspiel Festival, Chaska, MN
GB Leighton Anoka County Fair, Anoka, MN Anoka County Fair, Anoka, MN
GB Leighton Fifteen's 5K, Minneapolis, MN Fifteen's 5K, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Dugarel's, Hastings, MN Dugarel's, Hastings, MN
GB Leighton Private Party, Red Wing, MN Private Party, Red Wing, MN
GB Leighton St Michael Daze & Knights Festival, St Michael, MN St Michael Daze & Knights Festival, St Michael, MN
GB Leighton St Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Center, MN St Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Center, MN
GB Leighton Private Party, Minneapolis, MN Private Party, Minneapolis, MN
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 - Acoustic Private Party Private Party
GB Leighton Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA Captain's Getaway, Okoboji, IA
  • I'm on with @paulthomasshow right now. Tune in! Www.mybobcountry.com
    I'm on with @paulthomasshow right now. Tune in! Www.mybobcountry.com
  • #GBLeighton playing a wedding this evening!
    #GBLeighton playing a wedding this evening!
  • I'll be on @mybobcountry on The Homegrown show Sunday night. Hope you'll tune in!
    I'll be on @mybobcountry on The Homegrown show Sunday night. Hope you'll tune in!
  • "Security's so tight tonight
Yeah, they're ready for a tussle
Gotta keep your backstage passes
'Cause your promotor had the muscle"
#nicklowe #grandmasmarathon #gbleighton #grandmasmarathon2016
    "Security's so tight tonight Yeah, they're ready for a tussle Gotta keep your backstage passes 'Cause your promotor had the muscle" #nicklowe #grandmasmarathon #gbleighton #grandmasmarathon2016
  • What would I do without these? Probably switch to fingerpicking exclusively.
#sharkfinpicks #guitarpick
    What would I do without these? Probably switch to fingerpicking exclusively. #sharkfinpicks #guitarpick
  • @Gretsch @Bigsby
    @Gretsch @Bigsby
  • Today's gig. At the races. The horse races...
    Today's gig. At the races. The horse races...
  • We're playing the #Belmont Block Party at Canterbury today. Come on out!
    We're playing the #Belmont Block Party at Canterbury today. Come on out!
  • Always!
#ernieball #earthwoodstrings #iplayslinky #martinguitar
    Always! #ernieball #earthwoodstrings #iplayslinky #martinguitar
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