While owning your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure you attend a show by the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), came into this world in Germany (or Austria, based on the source) but is currently as much an element of the Cayman Islands as much locals. He has lived and played there since 1971 after a time 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. In case you have seen the film ‘The Firm’, you would have heard Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and it is singing in the background while vacances locations îles Caïmanes plage sept mile was dancing.
Barefoot not simply writes and performs his own songs, he also owns the record company that records and sells his CDs (found in most stores on Grand Cayman). He has also branched over to The Bahamas, where certainly one of his albums was in the very best Ten for 4 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 Liner Song’ once the visit with a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated how the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, that has been written after 85dexrpky devastating Hurricane Ivan, although I have been unable to find this album or artist listed in the Grammy Archives.
No Cayman Islands holiday is complete without catching a show through the Barefoot Man. He can be obtained in the Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef is definitely the only 100% beach front hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the online training course provided by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a trip to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to visit various hotels, sample several of the restaurants and to take part in a selection of places of interest.