Bantam Rooster was an American garage punk band, formed in 1994 in Lansing, Michigan and disbanded in 2003. Bantam Rooster was a duo composed of vocalist and guitarist Thomas Jackson Potter and drummer Eric Cook with later members Mike Alonso (ex-Dirtys) and Nick Lloyd (ex-Buzzards) filling in on drums.
Known for their hillbilly-influenced garage punk sound, the duo fluctuated between the all-out rock of "Dumb it Down" to the more melodic & lyrical stylings of "Perceptive Pornstar". Jim Diamond, the music producer and one-time member of The Dirtbombs along with Potter, has been dubbed the "3rd Rooster", appearing occasionally live and producing.
They have also appeared in several books including "Detroit Rock City" by Steve Miller and "We Never Learn" by Eric Davidson as well as numerous documentaries including "It Came From Detroit" directed by James Petix.