Back Bay Four Quartet
Back Bay Four formed in early 2001 and is made up of members of the Portland Downeasters chorus. The quartet has performed on the Portland, Brunswick and Waterville annual shows as well as many performances around the state.
We are the Granite and Pine Division Novice quartet for 2002 as well as the Granite and Pine Division Champion quartet for 2007. We have a lot of fun singing for church groups, festivals, fairs, health care facilities and shows. “BB4” enjoys delivering singing Valentines in the Portland area each February. If your group is looking for quality Barbershop entertainment, please contact Jay Wiley after the show by phone at 207-623-4680
David Brown sings Tenor. David lives in Raymond with his wife Kathy and has two children in college. David is the tenor section leader for the Portland Downeasters chorus. David is a mechanical engineer and works for an architectural firm in Auburn. He likes cycling, hiking, chainsawing and many other pursuits including transforming into a crazy clown whenever there is a parade.
Walt Dowling sings Lead. Walt lives in Old Orchard Beach with his wife Brenda. Walt is a newcomer to barbershop having started in 1999 with the Portland chorus and singing with the popular Oarsmen Quartet. Walt works part time at the post office and volunteers in the Emergency Room at Southern Maine Medical Center. He enjoys his children and Grand children as well as kayaking and motorcycle riding with Brenda.
Cy Kendrick sings Bass. Cy lives in Topsham with his wife Gail and is originally from Massachusetts. He’s been singing barbershop for over 20 years and has been a member of four registered quartets and joined the Portland Downeasters in 2008. Cy is a retired chemical engineer and enjoys Scrabble, golf and is a tour guide at the Maine Maritime Museum.
Jay Wiley sings Baritone. Jay lives in Hallowell and has a son Nathaniel. Jay has sung baritone and tenor in a couple of quartets and directed the Brunswick Nor’easters Barbershop chorus for ten years. He has been barbershopping since 1991 and directing since 1996. Jay is a design engineer for a company in Portland and enjoys flying radio control model airplanes and he’s also a licensed private pilot.