Just Four Grins

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Introducing the quartet Just Four Grins, with members from the Jubil-Aires, The Harmony Heritage Singers, Frank Thorne and the Harmonizers. Consisting of Doug Jones as lead, John Knueven as bass, Drew Fuller as tenor and Tom Meier as baritone, our goal is to sing to please (both ourselves and our audiences), including a little humor.

Doug Jones (Quartet Lead) started singing in the Barbershop Society in 2003, but started singing at such an early age he cannot remember not being a singer.   He performed as a teen in gospel quartets, served as youth music director and as a soloist for church choirs, as well as various musicals, in the car, in the shower, in the halls, prior to and during his lengthy Navy career.  Very active since joining BHS, Doug served on the Board of Directors (BOD) in multiple positions and is Past President of the Fairfax Jubil-Aires Chapter.  He is also a dual member with the Mount Vernon Daytime Chapter Harmony Heritage Singers (HHS) Chorus, serving on the BOD, as HHS Lead Section Leader, and as Assistant Chorus Director.  He and his wife Sue live Fairfax, VA.  They have three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

John Knueven (Bass) is the low voice. He sang bass in the quartet “Ring Quest” for 6 years, and bass in Men in Stripes for four years.  He is a certified director, and is the co-director for the Jubil-Aires. He has sung in and directed numerous church choirs, and was the front-line director of the Culpeper Minutemen Chorus.  John is happily married to Cheri, and has 5 children, a number of grandchildren, and even great grandchildren.  He is happily retired and loves to sing!

Drew Fuller (tenor) is a 27-year veteran of barbershop singing, a member of the Alexandria Harmonizers and the Fairfax Jubil-Aires.  Drew is Musical Director of the Harmony Heritage Singers and has sung in numerous quartets.   Drew studied Music Education at Harding University and Arkansas State University. A Shreveport Louisiana native, he retired from the US Army in 1992.

Tom Meier is our baritone, unless he trades with Drew for a song or two on tenor.  He has been singing those two parts in barbershop choruses and quartets for twenty-several years, most notably with the Fairfax Jubil-Aires, but also with the Culpeper Minutemen, the Coastal Chordsmen of Bridgeport, CT, and the Big Apple Chorus in New York City. He has directed the Jubil-Aires, the Sounds of America chorus in Centreville, VA, and the Chorus of the Old Dominion in Loudoun County. For the sake of brevity we’ll just add that Tom also does a lot of church choir and classical singing.  He has three or four grown children and six or nine grandchildren, and he lives in Prince William County with his wife, Kathy.


Nov 10 2017 - 11:41am

Yes, we are Just Four Grins barbershop quartet, and we would love to sing for you!  We have a wide variety of songs, and as our name implies, some of them are very funny songs! Contact John Knueven at 703-927-9373 or [email protected] or visit our Facebook page: JustFourGrins. With Doug Jones singing Lead, John Knueven singing Bass, Tom Meier singing Baritone and Drew Fuller singing Tenor.