Popular Local A Cappella Group Announces Tour, Pairs with Studio Engineer from “The Sing Off” on New Record


(Standing) Mike Roberston, Charlie Harper & Jeff Grooms. (Chairs) Matt Croy, Charlie Harper & John Slate. (Floor) Adam Wheeler & Joshua Steele. Photo Credit: Leslie Goddard

CINCINNATI, OH – Last December, more than 1,400 patrons packed into venues in Walnut Hills and Montgomery to enjoy the debut holiday performance of the NO PROMISES Vocal Band. The ensemble reprises its 2015 holiday hit with a five-city tour and a new record.

NO PROMISES returns to Cincinnati with “Christmas With No Promises” at New Thought Unity Center (1401 E. McMillan Street, Walnut Hills) on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm, and Community of the Good Shepherd (8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery) on Sunday, December 11 at 6:00pm. Admission to the one-hour concerts is free; a freewill offering will be accepted. Reservations are not required, but it is recommended that audiences arrive early. Concerts in Dayton and Cincinnati have been filled to capacity.

The “Christmas With No Promises” tour will include six Ohio concerts in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Findlay and Toledo. The ensemble will perform selections from both Christmas and everyday repertoire, coinciding with release of their new record, “A No Promises Christmas.” Audiences can expect spiritual and secular holiday favorites, along with jazz and pop tunes from Manhattan Transfer, Andy Williams and Taylor Swift.

New Record
“Christmas With No Promises” coincides with the release of the ensemble’s debut album “A No Promises Christmas.” The ten-track disc was mixed by Ed Boyer, who has been responsible for the studio sound of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect” and groups including Pentatonix and Home Free.

Comprised of all original arrangements, “A No Promises Christmas” will include fresh interpretations of sacred songs like “Silent Night” and “In The Bleak Midwinter” with jazz-infused treatments of tunes such as “Sleigh Ride,” Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and selections from Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

The album will be available for $15 as a CD. Digital downloads will also be available.

NO PROMISES is a new professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and breathtaking harmonizations to popular favorites of jazz, Motown and adult contemporary music. Hailing from across Ohio, the eight men of No Promises are jazz pianists, Broadway veterans, theatre producers, hair stylists and dads, with a passion for fine a cappella singing.

“Christmas With No Promises” Tour
Debuting with a Christmas album was no accident. NO PROMISES’ sold-out 2015 holiday concerts in Dayton and Cincinnati drew more than 1,700 patrons, with many regrettably turned away at the door. The group’s six-concert Ohio tour offers more seats and opportunities in new markets:

  • Friday, December 2, 7:30pm
    First Presbyterian Church, Findlay
  • Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm
    Waterville Community Church, Waterville
  • Friday, December 9, 7:30pm
    New Thought Unity Center, Cincinnati
  • Sunday, December 11, 6:00pm
    Community of the Good Shepherd, Montgomery
  • Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm
    St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Beavercreek
  • Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Columbus


  • Joshua Steele (Pleasant Ridge) – Voice teacher, producer, performer, dad
  • Charlie Harper (Symmes Township) – Actor, stagehand, project manager, dad
  • Adam Wheeler (Dayton) – Drummer, multi-instrumentalist, digital music producer, dad
  • Mike Robertson (Columbus) – Multi-instrumentalist, school principal, dad
  • David Baum (Blue Ash) – Broadway veteran, dance teacher, clinical psychologist, dad
  • Jeff Grooms (Cold Spring) – Chorister, hair stylist, dog dad
  • Matt Croy (Findlay) – Performer, producer, property manager, dad
  • John Slate (Dayton) – Music director, jazz keyboardist, drone enthusiast

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