Chef Tummy has propelled himself to minor fame through his musical efforts. Chef Tummy is a European who has a cooking school in Haadlad Prestige Resort on Haad Salad Beach. While many might have known that the jolly chubby fellow could hold a tune with a guitar, few would suspect that an ‘artist’ was hiding behind the bonhomie.
Chef Tummy made a recording of a fun song. It’s called ‘No Snow’. He made a video to go with it. It is almost a Christmas song. The chorus mentions the fact that there is no word for ‘snow’ in the Thai language. He claims the song got requests on Thai radio. He might have been played on Thai radio (there isn’t a Koh Phangan radio yet). His YouTube video has managed about 2,000 views in 6 years. I think stardom is a distant dream.
However, Chef Tummy is busy re-recording his best hits and is hoping for crowd funding for the recording and future world tour. He is in collaboration with the supposedly famous Dr. Don G., ‘legendary 1960’s rock guitarist and Beatles cover band impresario’.
Joking aside, the song showcases the charms of the ex-pat life in Koh Phangan and is fairly catchy. It is also good to see an acoustic fight back to all the bland techno / trance / minimal house that is threatening to overrun the island.