Patrik Tanner

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 and Sire recording artists Tina & The B-Side Movement. In December, 2014, Patrik joined GB Leighton (Billboard.com - Top 10 Country Artists to Watch) as music director and lead guitar player. In ’96, he formed the critically acclaimed Patrik Tanner & The Faraway Men. They have released three albums. Patrik has released nine solo albums including his 2015 Swedish release, På Svenska.

GB Leighton 12/2014 - Current
Sound of Simon 2008 - Current
Mish Mash 2009 -  2015
Tina Schlieske 2005 - 2015
Ali Gray 2005 - Current
Paperback Boys (Sweden) 2004
Patrik Tanner & the Faraway Men 1996 - Current
Neil! 1997 - 2006
Martin Zellar & the Hardways 1998 - 2000
The Billy's 1997 - 1998
Tina & the B-Side Movement 1994 - 1996
Patrik Tanner Solo 1988 - Current
Love Like Blood 1986 - 1988
Tina & the B-Sides 1985 - 1986
Johnson & Tanner (Sweden/US) 1984 - 1986
Posh Growls (Sweden) 1982 - 1983
HUVUDTVÄTT (Headcleaners) (Sweden)1981 - 1983
Picnic Boys (Sweden) 1980 - 1982
Massmedia (Sweden) 1979 - 1980