While having your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure to attend a show through the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was born in Germany (or Austria, according to the source) but is now all the an element of the Cayman Islands as many locals. They have lived and played there since 1971 after a 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. If you have seen the film ‘The Firm’, you would then have often heard Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and it is singing inside the background while plage de sept mille logements was dancing.
Barefoot not only writes and performs his 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 over to The Bahamas, where certainly one of his albums is in the Top Ten for four years.
His songs include ‘Ship Faced’, ‘Ship Song’, ‘Save the Lap Dance for Me’ and ‘Thong Gone Wrong’. Also, he sings about Cayman current affairs and wrote ‘The Gay Cruise Ship Song’ after the visit by a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated that 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 through the Barefoot Man. He is available with the Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef is the only 100% beach front hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the on-line training course provided by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a visit to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to check out various hotels, sample a number of the restaurants and to take part in a wide range of places of interest.