Popular Cincinnati A Cappella Group Touts New Album, New Venues on Beloved Christmas Concert Series

MISC_No Promises Vocal Band (The Nines)

CINCINNATI, OH – Each year since 2015, thousands of music lovers have followed their a cappella star to a NO PROMISES Vocal Band Christmas concert. With a new studio album in tow, the ensemble will debut two new venues as it spans compass points across Cincinnati.

Kindle your holiday spirits with the joyful harmonies of NO PROMISES Vocal Band, as the group embarks on their beloved annual “Christmas With No Promises” tour. Andy Williams, Joni Mitchell, Judy Garland and Panic at the Disco will be under the mistletoe as Ohio’s premier vocal jazz ensemble offers a family-friendly concert of sacred and secular classics, including selections from its new EP, The Nines.

“Christmas With No Promises” will be presented four times, at points north, east, west and central in Greater Cincinnati:

Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm
Mt. Zion-St. Paul United Church of Christ
1563 Clermontville Laurel Rd| New Richmond
60m Family-Length Program
No Reservations Required; A Freewill Offering Will Be Accepted

Friday, December 13, 7:30pm
The Garfield Theater
719 Race Street | Downtown
Full Program, Two Sets
Tickets $15 Advance, $20 Door
Reservations Required: www.thegarfieldtheatre.org, or 859.957.3456

Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm
Community of the Good Shepherd
8815 East Kemper Road | Montgomery
60m Family-Length Program
No Reservations Required; A Freewill Offering Will Be Accepted

Friday, December 20, 8:00pm
Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre
801 Matson Place | Price Hill
Full Program, Two Sets
Tickets $15 Advance, $20 Door
Reservations Required: www.clpshows.org, or 513.241.6550

Programs at Mt. Zion-St. Paul on December 5 and Community of the Good Shepherd on December 19 will be NO PROMISES’ traditional hour-long concerts; admission is free, and freewill offerings will be accepted.

Programs at The Garfield Theatre on December 13 and the Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre on December 20 will feature two full sets of repertoire; tickets are required.

NO PROMISES 2019 EP Release – The Nines
NO PROMISES is dressed “to the nines” in their slick 2019 release, featuring jazz standards spanning a century of musical gems. Kicking off with an homage to the beloved John Coltrane interpretation of “My Favorite Things,” the group’s musical theatre stripes are also on display with a crafty treatment of the Gershwins’ 1930s classic “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” featuring a rare and charming lead vocal from baritone Jeff Grooms. Bass Nat Comisar relishes a fond childhood memory with his lift of George
Shearing’s decadent piano arrangement of “Over The Rainbow.” A favorite ballad among the group’s live concert fans, the Andy Williams / Breakfast at Tiffany’s classic “Moon River” receives a rich studio velvet with lead vocal by Broadway veteran David Baum. The project wraps with an unexpected bossa reimagination of the Panic at the Disco hit “Death of a Bachelor,” featuring the impressively rangy vocals of opera crossover artist Schyler Vargas.

“The Nines” features the voices of Joshua Steele, Charlie Harper, David Baum, Jeff Grooms, Matt Croy and Nat Comisar, with special guest artists Noah Berry, Kyle Karnes and Schyler Vargas.

CDs and digital download cards are available at performances for $10 and $5, respectively. Concert goers will also be able to purchase CDs of all three NO PROMISES studio records for $35. Digital content available at iTunes, Spotify and more.

NO PROMISES is a Cincinnati-based professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and breathtaking harmonizations to popular favorites of jazz, Motown, and adult contemporary music. The group is has entertained at festivals, concert series, conventions and concert halls throughout the state. Its members have graced the stages of Broadway, fronted major symphony orchestras, and backed the
likes of Jim Messina, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins and POCO. In their day-to-day lives, the men of NO PROMISES are clinical psychologists, theatrical talent buyers, real estate moguls and hairdressers with a passion for fine a cappella singing.

The group has released three recording projects: A No Promises Christmas (2016), All Wet (2018) and The Nine (2019).

The members of NO PROMISES are Joshua Steele (resident of Kennedy Heights), David Baum (Montgomery), Jeff Grooms (Cold Spring, KY), Matt Croy (Findlay, OH), and Nat Comisar (Indian Hill). Current guest artists are Kyle Karnes (Oakley), Paul Phillips (Symmes Township) and Schyler Vargas (East End).

Curious about how Broadway actor David Baum joined NO PROMISES and became a clinical psychologist, or the surprising musical background of former Maisonette owner Nat Comisar? Check out our individual bios at http://www.nopromisesvocalband.com/lineup/.

Special Guests
Joining NO PROMISES for the group’s holiday schedule are three guest artists: Kyle Karnes, Paul Phillips and Schyler Vargas. A Colorado native and award-winning vocalist, Vargas spent the past two summers performing at New York state’s prestigious Glimmerglass Festival, while on break from his graduate opera studies at the University of Cincinnati’s renowned College-Conservatory of Music. His upcoming engagements include operas in France and Chile. Phillips is a Cincinnati
native with a background in musical theatre and a cappella singing, and shares alma mater Sycamore High School with his more “mature” fellow singers David Baum and Joshua Steele. A web designer by day, Karnes holds a BA in Music from Miami University, where he was a founding member and assistant music director of the male a cappella group, Open Fifth.

For More Information
Contact Nat Comisar at 513.378.5801 or booking@nopromisesvocalband.com.

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