While owning your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure you attend a show through the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was born in Germany (or Austria, according to the source) but has become just as much 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 mostly a risqué parody set to calypso, reggae, country or pop music. For those who have seen the film ‘The Firm’, you would already know Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and is also singing from the background while le South bay resort was dancing.
Barefoot not only writes and performs his own songs, he also owns the record company that records and sells his CDs (present in most stores on Grand Cayman). They have also branched out to The Bahamas, where one of his albums is in the most notable Ten for 4 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 by way of a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated how the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, which was written after 85dexrpky devastating Hurricane Ivan, although I have got been incapable of 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 at The Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef is the only 100% beach front hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the online training course supplied by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a vacation to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to check out various hotels, sample several of the restaurants and to participate in a wide range of places of interest.