International recording artist, music producer, music director, multi-instrumentalist...

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 fourteen, 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 while living in Los Angeles. 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, and GB Leighton as music director and lead guitar player for 7 years.

Along with his production, lead guitar career, and band directing career, Patrik has also released ten albums under his own name including, På Svenska, an album written in Swedish . Patrik's 11th album Becoming the Sea was released on February 18, 2022.

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Becoming the Sea

Patrik Tanner

Releasing 2.18.22

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Becoming the Sea... Releasing 2/18