While having your Cayman Islands holiday, be sure to attend a show from the ‘Barefoot Man’. George Nowak (the Barefoot Man), came into this world in Germany (or Austria, dependant upon the source) but is currently just as much an element 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 along with 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’, then you would have heard Barefoot’s music. He wrote the song ‘Money, Money, Money’ and is singing inside the background while Condo grand Caïman sept mile plage was dancing.
Barefoot not only writes and performs their own songs, he also owns the record company that records and sells his CDs (seen in most stores on Grand Cayman). He has also branched over to The Bahamas, where one among his albums is at the Top 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 Ship Song’ after the visit by way of a Gay Cruise. One reviewer stated that the Barefoot Man won a Grammy Award for ‘Gone Coconutz’, which had been written after 85dexrpky devastating Hurricane Ivan, although We have been struggling to find this album or artist indexed in the Grammy Archives.
No Cayman Islands holiday is done without catching a show from the Barefoot Man. He can be obtained in the Reef Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. The Reef may be the only 100% beachfront hotel on Grand Cayman.
John has completed the on-line training course supplied by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a vacation to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to go to various hotels, sample a number of the restaurants and to participate in a variety of places of interest.