While owning your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure to attend a show by the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), was born in Germany (or Austria, according to the source) but is already just as much a part of the Cayman Islands as numerous locals. They have lived and played there since 1971 after a time 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 already know Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and it is singing in the background while Grand Caïman villas à louer was dancing.
Barefoot not simply writes and performs his very own songs, he also 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 one of his albums is at the 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’ after the visit by a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated that the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, which was 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 finished without catching a show from the Barefoot Man. He can be obtained at The Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef is the only 100% beach hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the online training course provided by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a vacation to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to see various hotels, sample several of the restaurants and to participate in a selection of sightseeing attractions.