About Bantams Banter

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Bantams Banter is an award winning satirical look at being a football fan. Dom & Tom take you through the trials and tribulations of supporting league one football club, Bradford City! Recorded live on matchdays, this isn’t commentary, it’s passion, heart, support, hurt, elation, laughter and pride…and a bit of a sit-com.

• 2.5 million downloads and counting.
• Recently reaching #1 in the iTunes Sports Podcast Chart
• Also reaching #2 in the main iTunes Podcasts Chart – Above the likes of Ricky Gervais and Frank Skinner
• Featured on iTunes homepage
• Average of 37,624 downloads per episode
• Featured on Sky Sports, BBC TV and Radio as well as many international stations.
• 1st ever independent podcast to record a show at Wembley under licence of the Football League
• Amassed over 100,000 viral video hits – 2x music videos, 1 promo video for Capital One.
• BBC 606 ‘Fans of the Year – 2012-13′ Award Winners
• Winners of the ‘Football Podcast Of The Year’ Award at the 2013 FBAs.

WINNER-PODCASTFans of the year

The Presenters

Dom & Tom have been working and broadcasting together for over 6 years, with experience of working behind the scenes and in front of the mics and cameras for some of the nations biggest broadcasters, including the BBC and Sky Sports. Having started out hosting the ‘Tom & Dom Show‘ on local radio in Bradford (also releasing the shows as a podcast), they have thrived since they came up with the concept for the ‘Bantams Banter’ podcast. Since starting the podcast back in 2009 they  have become regular guests on BBC Radio Leeds, featured on Channel 5 News, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio 5 Live among many others. Dom & Tom were even asked be ‘fake pundits’ on BBC Match Of The Day’ at the BBC’s new home in Salford Quays (Video below).

During Bradford City’s historic Capital One Cup run during the 2012/2013 ‘Bantams Banter’ and Dom & Tom were thrust into the limelight, firstly when Bantams Banter hit #1 in the iTunes chart, and then by the national media after coming up with the cup final song ‘Let’s Get Ready For Wembley‘, which featured in the Daily Mail as well as on BBC’s Football Focus, Al Jazira, ITV News and many radio stations. Dom & Tom also caught the eye of Capital One, who asked them to from some of their Cup Final promotional material (video below).

Since the 2012/2013 season Dom & Tom have released 3 musical hits (See Them Here), amassed in excess on 2 million podcast downloads, more than 150,000 video hits, become the first independent podcasters to broadcast from a Wembley final, twice and won numerous awards. What a pair of show offs eh?!

 

Bantams Banter – A Short Documentary

In 2013 media students based at Bradford University featured Dom & Tom in a short documentary about the work that goes into creating an online business/podcast. Here is that video;

 

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Image and video hosting by TinyPic“Dom and Tom are natural broadcasters, more like raconteurs in fact. Great company, knowledgable, they should be on national radio, and they usually park legally to boot.”

Alan Davies, Stand up comedian, author and TV personality
 
 
 

Bantams Banter – In The Press

Below are a few online articles featuring Bantams Banter.

Boy From Brazil Meets…Bantams Banter - BfB (2011)

Salford gears up for Match of the Day - BBC Sport (2011)

Park Life by Simon Parker – The Parader (2011)

The End Of Bantams Banter? - Width Of A Post (2012)

How A Bradford City Podcast Reached No.1 on iTunes - Sabotage Times (2013)

Bradford fans have even more to sing about… - Daily Mail (2013)

*AUDIO* Dom & Tom on BBC 5 Live’s Sport Special from Valley Parade – BBC 5 Live (2013)

*VIDEO* Dom & Tom and Bradford City FC on Channel 5  News – Channel 5 (2013)

*VIDEO* Dom & Tom on ITV Calendar - ITV (2013)

Bantams Blogger Chats To… Bantams Banter – Bantams Blogger (2013)

*AUDIO* Dom Speaks to Max Rushden – TalkSport (2013)

*VIDEO* Dom & Tom win BBC 606 ‘Fans Of The Year Award’ – BBC 5Live (2013)

Bradford Trio Fly the Flag at the FBAs – The Bradfordian

Bradford City badge proceeds more than just ‘pin’ money – Telegraph & Argus (2013)

Bantams Banter Witness History Being Made – Width Of A Post (2013)

Who Are Ya? Bantams Banter – No Standing (2014)

More to come…

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  • 2012-2013
  • 2013-2014
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