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Lead guitar player and music director with G.B.Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch, 2014), playing over 150 live shows a year to sold out crowds in the Midwestern region 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. 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 G.B.Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch, 2014) as music director and lead guitar player. The band plays over 150 shows a year to sold out crowds in the Midwestern region. (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.

Latest News

GB Leighton at Rutabaga Festival in Cumberland, WI 

What an awesome crowd! Thank you, Cumberland, WI! Can't wait to play the Rutabaga Festival again!

 

Jeri Hart Guitar Straps - Straps that Rock 

Patrik's custom guitar straps by Jeri Hart Designs turns heads at every show he plays. We are excited to announce an official endorsement with this fantastic custom guitar strap boutique!

Jeri Hart has personally designed the straps that Patrik wears nightly on stage. Her straps are hand-crafted with top of the line select leathers, genuine gemstones, and unique oxidized hardware and they are incredibly sexy! Patrik received his first guitar strap, "Pingvin", over 10 years ago and it can usually be found on his Gretsch champagne Sparkle Jet when playing live. Five years ago he received the "Elliott" strap named after his son. The Elliott is a perfect match for his Gretsch White Falcon. Patrik's latest strap from Jeri is a simple yet classic wide black leather strap. The quality and craftsmanship of Jeri Hart Designs straps is unmatched. Pure luxury!




 
 
Patrik Proudly Endorses:
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Tour

Date Event Location
GB Leighton Captain's Getaway, Arnolds Park Captain's Getaway, Arnolds Park
GB Leighton - Acoustic Lake Waconia Cruises, Waconia Lake Waconia Cruises, Waconia
Ali & Patrik Private Event Private Event
GB Leighton Bunkers, Minneapolis Bunkers, Minneapolis
GB Leighton - Acoustic Southside Studio Sessions , Minneapolis, MN Southside Studio Sessions , Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Trott Brook Benefit Bash, Ramsey Trott Brook Benefit Bash, Ramsey
GB Leighton - Acoustic Lake Waconia Cruises, Waconia Lake Waconia Cruises, Waconia
GB Leighton Pickle Park, Fridley, MN Pickle Park, Fridley, MN
GB Leighton St John the Baptist Church, New Brighton St John the Baptist Church, New Brighton
GB Leighton Bonfire, Savage, MN Bonfire, Savage, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Breath Easy Music Festival , Minneapolis, MN 55403 Breath Easy Music Festival , Minneapolis, MN 55403
GB Leighton - Acoustic Private Event, Eden Prairie, MN Private Event, Eden Prairie, MN
Patrik Tanner Release Party E Street, Sundsvall, Sweden E Street, Sundsvall, Sweden
GB Leighton Minnesota Music Cafe Minnesota Music Cafe
GB Leighton Bunkers Bunkers
GB Leighton Main Street Bar & Grill, Hopkins Main Street Bar & Grill, Hopkins
Ali and Patrik - Acoustic Cambia, Minneapolis, MN Cambia, Minneapolis, MN
Ali and Patrik - Acoustic Cambia, Minneapolis, MN Cambia, Minneapolis, MN
GB Leighton - Acoustic Caring Hearts Grand Slam Gala, Hutchinson Caring Hearts Grand Slam Gala, Hutchinson
GB Leighton - Acoustic Moe's of Moundsview, Moundsview, MN Moe's of Moundsview, Moundsview, MN
  • My favorite picks. #sharkfinpicks #sharkfinsweden
    My favorite picks. #sharkfinpicks #sharkfinsweden
  • Happy birthday, Ernie Ball. I am so happy to be part of the family! #ernieball #iplayslinky
    Happy birthday, Ernie Ball. I am so happy to be part of the family! #ernieball #iplayslinky
  • Hazelfest: Early load in. Almost awake.
    Hazelfest: Early load in. Almost awake.
  • Mall of America miniature golf with Michelle, Erika & Elliott!
    Mall of America miniature golf with Michelle, Erika & Elliott!
  • Opening for Dwight Twilley next Sunday! This is going to be an awesome show! Thanks Mill City Sound for hosting! All ages/free/7pm at Main Street Bar and Grill, Hopkins!
#DwightTwilley #Millcitysound #twilleydontmind #minneapolismusic
    Opening for Dwight Twilley next Sunday! This is going to be an awesome show! Thanks Mill City Sound for hosting! All ages/free/7pm at Main Street Bar and Grill, Hopkins! #DwightTwilley #Millcitysound #twilleydontmind #minneapolismusic
  • Night #2.
    Night #2.
  • Elliott dying Easter eggs!
    Elliott dying Easter eggs!
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