As one of the principals of Tanner-Monagle, John Tanner brings more than twenty-five years of experience in scoring, arranging and music composition for television, radio, industrial video and theatre.
His commercial music has won numerous awards, including Golden Reel Awards from the International Television Association for industrial video projects; Telly Awards; national, regional and local American Advertising Federation “Addys”, Silver Microphone awards, and RAC Awards for retail advertising. Tanner engineered the Violent Femmes’ album, “Violent Femmes”, which garnered both Gold and Platinum sales certification.
John has composed music for national commercial clients, including Sprint, Toyota, Walgreens Drug Stores, Hot Pockets, Kwik Trip, Birds Eye, Sears, Hilton Inns, Leinenkugel, Mercury Marine, Kohl’s Department Stores, Van de Kamps, General Motors, Northwestern Mutual, Miller Brewing Company, First Alert, GE Medical, and Johnson Controls. His national television projects include scoring the PBS documentary and soundtrack CD, “The Gold Rush” and the opening theme for the syndicated comedy game show, “Kwik Witz.” He co-wrote two popular regional theater musical reviews, “Hula Hoop Sha-Boop” and “Psychedelic Sundae.” He has written original scores and designed sound for theatrical productions at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, American Player’s Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, First Stage Milwaukee and Fireside Dinner Theater.
As a professional musician for the past 30 years, and a broadcast editor for 12 years, Tanner-Monagle principal Bob Monagle brings a unique perspective to video editing. He combines unparalleled technical capabilities with a sensitivity to how the music, audio and photography come together to create arresting and effective visual communications.
His national work on radio and television projects includes advertising spots, television shows, industrial, educational and corporate videos and interactive DVDs for clients such as Tenet Healthcare, Walgreens, Hal Leonard, Subway, Simplicity and Sun Country Airlines.
His background in music and music composition, as well as video and audio production make him uniquely qualified to integrate the audio and visual elements necessary for achieving great work. He also directs and produces, and can assemble top-notch television and video production crews to see any project through from concept to completion.