Two-Time ‘Best of Cincinnati’ Winners Bring Celebrated Annual Holiday Concert to Local Venues

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David Baum, Jeff Grooms, Nat Comisar, Corey Tucker, Kaeden Kass & Joshua Steele. Photo by Leslie Goddard

CINCINNATI, OH – Greater Cincinnati music lovers will kindle their holiday spirits with NO PROMISES Vocal Band as the group embarks on their beloved annual CHRISTMAS WITH NO PROMISES tour this December.

NO PROMISES debuts selections by Pentatonix, Gordon Lightfoot and Andy Williams, joining sacred and
secular seasonal favorites from Joni Mitchell, Three Dog Night, the Drifters and much, much more. Guest
artists Kaeden Kass and Corey Tucker add exquisite vocals to a family-friendly program.

CHRISTMAS WITH NO PROMISES will be include four performances at venues across Greater Cincinnati:

The Carnegie
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30pm
1028 Scott Boulevard | Covington
Full-Length Program with Two Sets
Tickets $25
Tickets Required:, or 859.957.1940

Community of the Good Shepherd
Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm
8815 East Kemper Road | Montgomery
60m Family-Length Program
A freewill offering will be accepted; no reservations required

St. Columban Parish
Tuesday, December 20, 7:30pm
894 Oakland Road | Loveland
60m Family-Length Program
A freewill offering will be accepted; no reservations required

Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre
Wednesday, December 21, 7:30pm
801 Matson Place | Price Hill
Full-Length Program with Two Sets
Tickets $25
Reservations Required:, or 513.241.6550

What’s New In 2022?
Now in its eighth season (including a pandemic-era digital concert in 2020), Christmas with No Promises
has become a holiday tradition for vocal music lovers across Cincinnati, drawing thousands of listeners to
the annual series of concerts at Greater Cincinnati’s popular venues and sacred spaces. This year’s
offerings will bring the same yuletide joy that the group’s fans have come to expect, while mixing in
exciting new voices and selections, according to group leader Joshua Steele.

“Like many groups, it’s felt like a constant scramble since the pandemic began,” says Steele. “While we’ve
introduced a number of new tunes over that time, we’re excited to roll out some new holiday music for
the first time since 2019, including selections by Pentatonix, Gordon Lightfoot and Andy Williams.”

“And new music is made even better when singing it with new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus favorite Kaeden Kass to his first NO PROMISES holiday program. We’re also joined
by singer songwriter Corey Tucker, whom folks will recognize from the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra,
wedding bands and Cincinnati’s top bars and restaurants. We’re thrilled to debut this fantastic lineup.”

NO PROMISES is a Cincinnati-based professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and
breathtaking harmonizations to jazz and popular music favorites from 1940s classics to today’s jams.
Citybeat “Best of Cincinnati” winners in 2017 and 2022, the group has entertained at festivals, concert
series, conventions and performing arts centers 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.

In 2023, NO PROMISES will premiere a newly commissioned work by composer Cecelia Olszewski as part
of Cincinnati May Festival’s program 25 for 25: A New Time for Choral Music. 2021 saw the ensemble’s
debut of “The Boy Band Diaries,” a collaboration with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra featuring male
vocal hits spanning the past century. The group has released three recording projects: A No Promises
Christmas (2016), All Wet (2018) and The Nines (2019).

The members of NO PROMISES are Joshua Steele (resident of Kennedy Heights), David Baum
(Montgomery), Jeff Grooms (Cold Spring, KY), and Nat Comisar (Indian Hill). Current guest artists include
Kaeden Kass (Mt. Airy) and Corey Tucker (West Chester). Individual bios available at

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