While owning your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure you attend a show by the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was born in Germany (or Austria, according to the source) but is now as much an element of the Cayman Islands as numerous locals. He has lived and played there since 1971 after a time period of island hopping which included Hawaii as well as the Bahamas.
His songs are mainly a risqué parody set to calypso, reggae, country or pop music. For those who have seen the film ‘The Firm’, then you would already know Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ which is singing within the background while Grand Caïman balnéaires was dancing.
Barefoot not only writes and performs his very own songs, also, he owns the record company that records and sells his CDs (located in most stores on Grand Cayman). They have also branched in the market to The Bahamas, where among his albums is at the best Ten for four years.
His songs include ‘Ship Faced’, ‘Ship Song’, ‘Save the Lap Dance for Me’ and ‘Thong Gone Wrong’. He also sings about Cayman current affairs and wrote ‘The Gay Cruise Ship Song’ right after the visit from a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, which had been written after 85dexrpky devastating Hurricane Ivan, although I have been unable to find this album or artist indexed in the Grammy Archives.
No Cayman Islands holiday is complete without catching a show by The Barefoot Man. He can be obtained on the Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef may be the only 100% beach hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the online training course supplied by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a trip to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to see various hotels, sample some of the restaurants and to take part in a variety of attractions.