Hot Spot

2017 FWD Quartert Finalist

  • Ray Estes (tenor)
  • Trevor Way (lead)
  • Timothy McMullen (bari)
  • Shreyas Amin (bass)

Hot Spot came online in the spring of 2016 bringing together several members from various Far Western District barbershop quartets. Ray, Trevor, Tim, & Shreyas all hail from one of the hottest spots around, the Phoenix metro area, and together they enjoy the great companionship that comes from creating wonderful harmony together. Hot Spot strives to be an entertaining quartet singing a variety of music for fans of all ages, and hope that soon they can take an emotional ride with you via barbershop harmony.

Ray Estes, tenor, has been singing in quartets and choruses in Phoenix and Tucson for over 40 years. His most recent fame has come from being the tenor of 2016 International Senior BHS Quartet Champs, High Priority. Ray is the “class clown” of the quartet always looking for ways to get a chuckle from a crowd. Ray hopes the other guys will let him stick around, well, at least until he finds his next great quartet. Ray spends most days outside as a landscaper/general contractor and lives with his wife Rosy in Glendale. They have two wonderful daughters Rebecca and Rachel.

Trevor Way, lead, has lived all over the country always finding his way to sing barbershop with top quartets. Trevor had much success at the collegiate level and has translated that experience to the big stage. In addition to singing, Trevor is an accomplished photographer and entrepreneur, but currently pays the bills as a manger of The Club at PHX one of the top lounges at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Trevor lives with his wife Sarah in Ahwatukee.

Tim McMullan, baritone, has transitioned to a new voice part after most recent success as the lead of Vocal Edition. Tim enjoys all the great experience singing with the quartet which he hopes to leverage with the someday-to-be-formed “McMullan and Sons” which will consist of himself and his 4 young boys. Tim’s day job is as a controller for a major retailer and he lives with his wife Erin and the boys in Peoria.

Shreyas Amin, bass, has spent the majority of his 21 years as a barbershopper in the Phoenix area after moving to the Valley from California in 2001. Shreyas certainly makes his mark in the quartet by being the most charming, best looking, funniest quartet member and most importantly by authoring all of the quartet bios. Shreyas real job is as a Services VP at a software company, and he lives with his wife Dianelle daughter Anjini, and son Kiretan in Ahwatukee.