The Liverpool Fishermen was an early 1970s Liverpool folk singing group consisting of Brian Jacques, his brothers Tony Jacques (older) and Jimmy Jacques (younger), and other Liverpudlians Bobby Dyson, Alan Fitzgerald, and Bernard Davis. Stan Francis also played in the band for a stint.
The group was active as of February 1970; Brian Jacques had departed the group as of 1973.
The Jacques brothers were the vocalists; Dyson played guitar and banjo; Fitzgerald played 12 and 6 string guitars, and Davis also played banjo.
Their musical repertoire included "traditional and contemporary, Irish and Liverpool songs, monologues, etc."
Jimmy and Tony Jacques later emigrated to New Zealand, which led to the conclusion of The Liverpool Fishermen; Tony passed away there in 1998. After 12 years, Jimmy returned to the UK to assist with the Redwall business.
All members of The Liverpool Fishermen were born and raised in Liverpool, and described themselves as having a strong penchant for beer - often times Guinness. Their advertising stated that they performed "wakes, weddings, Irish fights, folk clubs, [and] French TV."
Brian Jacques has stated his top 5 music artists are:
- Mario Lanza - Torna Surriento
- Roy Orbison - Running Scared
- Benjiamino Gigli - Tristesse
- Frank Sinatra - The Summer Wind
- The Dubliners - Rattling Roaring Willie
The Liverpool Fishermen Discography
- The Mushroom Folk Sampler LP (1971)
- Swallow the Anchor (1971)
- Spaced Out: The Story Of Mushroom Records (2017) (1 track)