Ian Danter has had a love for music and football from a very early age. His Dad and Grandad were both staunch Birmingham City fans, and Ian attended his first game at St Andrew’s with them in February 1974 at the age of 5 – he remains a passionate ‘Bluenose’ to this day. The love of music also came from his Dad and Grandad who were both talented pianists, and Ian took piano lessons up until his early teens, by which time he’d switched to playing drums as his first instrument.
Upon his return from France, the talkSPORT bosses gave Ian another new role as host of “Matchday Live 2” on talkSPORT 2 every Saturday afternoon. The station had just won exclusive rights to 3pm Premier League commentaries that summer, and the first programme came from the Riverside Stadium in August 2016, as Middlesbrough played Stoke City on opening weekend.
In 2017, Ian continues to divide his time between radio work for talkSPORT, talkSPORT 2 and Planet Rock – he also can be heard as a voiceover on various commercials on TV & radio (the voice of Screwfix for Sky & ITV’s coverage of the Football League and England, for example) and he is now drumming in a theatre rock show Leather And Lace, which plays Classic Rock Anthems and Power Ballads from throughout the decades.
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