Tanner Patrick was born in Los Angeles, California, and then moved with his family to Dallas, Texas, when he was 4 years old. A year after moving to Texas, Tanner’s parents encouraged him to take piano lessons. When Tanner was 10 years old, he received his first guitar as a Christmas gift and began to write and record music using a cassette recorder known as Talkboy. At the age of 17, Patrick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The following month, after diagnosis, Patrick created the band, Disco Curtis with his friends Garrett Perales and AJ Novak.
After the separation in 2010 of the band Disco Curtis Tanner, he decided to continue as a soloist. On July 23, 2011, Tanner announced his official start as a soloist through a live chat. The following month he uploaded an introductory video to launch his YouTube channel. In September 2011, he began uploading covers on YouTube, the first song he uploaded was “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine. After 3 months of uploading his first video to his YouTube channel, he had received more than 3,000,000 visits.
On April 10, 2012, Patrick released the video for his first single, “Merry Go Round,” which received more than 1.3 million views. In mid-2012, he was selected by Nigel Lythgoe as one of the eight artists who would participate in the “E! ‘S Opening Act” event. Its appearance in the program included a session with Nick Jonas and the recording of an original song (written by Keith Urban and Darrell Brown) in the studio “Capitol Records Recording Studio”.
After his television debut, he was hired to write, produce and record the original song, “Progress” and participate in a Logitech advertising campaign. At the end of 2013 he made his international debut acting as guest artist at the concert “YouTube Sensations: Under The Stars Concert”, which was held at the Singapore Coliseum.
On April 22, 2014 his first album, “The Waiting Home”, is published. On the day of its release, the album reached the “Top 200” in iTunes in several countries.
As a composer, Tanner has co-written with several composers, including Tim Myers, Damon Sharpe and Matt Squire.