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).
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.
• 3 million downloads and counting.
• Regularly #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.
In August 2014 Tom & Dom made the decision to scale back Bantams Banter.
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;
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup Dom & Tom co-hosted ITV’s Official World Cup podcast alongside Alan Davies. The show went straight in at number 1 in the iTunes podcast chart and remained within the top 10 throughout the duration of the World Cup.
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)
Duo’s Final Anthem Makes Wembley Dream Come True - Brighouse Echo (2013)
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 (2013)
Bradford Delight At the FBAs – The Bradfordian (2013)
Bradford City badge proceeds more than just ‘pin’ money – Telegraph & Argus (2013)
Bantams Banter Witness History Being Made – Width Of A Post (2013)
Bantams Banter Supporting BDFC – Official Bradford City Website (2013)
Dom speaks to the ‘WAGU’ podcast about Bradford City’s year – We Are Going Up (2013)
Who Are Ya? Bantams Banter – No Standing (2014)
*VIDEO* Radio Yorkshire Meets Bantams Banter - Yorkshire Radio (2014)
More to come…
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Other Members Of The Team
Daniel Crann – Writer – @DCRANN
‘Cranny’ is an old school chum of Dom’s. He writes our unique match reports and handles the @bantamsbanter twitter feed on match days. He told us to let you know that he’s single and looking.
Tom Lever - Video Stuff
Lever is a genius when it comes to making Bantams Banter videos. He went from working alongside Tom Hardy on the set of some arty farty film, to working with us on our music videos! His credits include ‘Let’s Get Ready For Wembley‘, ‘Jolly Holiday at Wembley‘ and ‘Merry Christmas City Fans‘.