While having your Cayman Islands holiday, make sure you attend a show with the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was created in Germany (or Austria, dependant upon the source) but has become as much an element of the Cayman Islands as much locals. They have lived and played there since 1971 after a period of island hopping which included Hawaii and also the Bahamas.
His songs are mostly a risqué parody set to calypso, reggae, country or pop music. When you have seen the film ‘The Firm’, you would have often heard Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and is singing in the background while Villa de location aux îles caïmanes was dancing.
Barefoot not simply writes and performs his songs, he also owns the record company that records and sells his CDs (found in most stores on Grand Cayman). He has also branched in the market to The Bahamas, where one of 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 Liner Song’ after the visit with a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated that the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, that has been written after 85dexrpky devastating Hurricane Ivan, although I have got been struggling to find this album or artist placed in the Grammy Archives.
No Cayman Islands holiday is complete without catching a show from the Barefoot Man. He is available with the Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef will be the only 100% beachfront hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the online training course offered by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a trip to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to visit various hotels, sample a number of the restaurants and to participate in a wide range of attractions.