While having your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure you attend a show through the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was created 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 along with 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’, then you would already know Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and it is singing inside the background while Grand Caïman vacances locations plage sept mile was dancing.
Barefoot not merely 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 to The Bahamas, where one of his albums is at the Top 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 from a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated how the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, that was 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 finished without catching a show by The Barefoot Man. He can be found 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 on-line 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 some of the restaurants and to participate in a wide range of sightseeing attractions.