Michelle, I apologize for giving off the impression that I do not approve of Tim Reid.
Four years ago, a group I played with performed there for a benefit show to raise money for the family of a friend of mine who was killed in a car accident. We had an agreement to receive 70% of the door money, and instead, he gave up all 100% percent to the family. He has good intentions, and I know that if he could, he would do that again.
I know that Tim Reid is not a bad person, I just feel like he is suffering right now for some unknown reason. With that said though, he isn't exactly helping himself out by being behind closed doors with a business he claims he gets income from, and no record of it with the city.
When I said above, "Mr. Reid is trying to find a way around the IRS about his and the club's finances," I should have said "IT SEEMS." I don't know for a fact that he is dodging any legal paperwork, but according to this writer, it is hard to find.
I have performed there 3 times this year at least with a group. One time, we were the headlining musicians, and had a head count of 45. At that time, we were notified of their payout policy. We were not paid. It was six dollars to get in.
Again, my apologies go out to you and anyone else I may have offended, but I am speaking from experience with this organization.
What club fathom does is completely necessary. It is a great concept and we need more outlets in town where kids can go to see good music and be positively influenced.
The big problem rises when you have someone who is irresponsible and wants no accountability for their actions.
Mr. Reid is trying to find a way around the IRS about his and the club's finances. I know he does not pay the bands and groups that play there ANYTHING until they bring in 50 people, and if you have been there in the last year or two, you would realize that he probably never pays anyone.
People with the same vision as Tim have done what he is trying to do successfully in nearby areas. Look at the music clubs in East Ridge, and in Cleveland. They play the same type of music that fathom does, and they are fine. If we had someone running it who was smart about it, and ready to enable the community, not just himself, it would be incredible.
"Mr. Reid said he makes money through his lawn care business and does not take a salary through the church. The Hamilton County Clerk’s office on Friday said it had no record of a business owned by a Tim Reid."
If you want someone like Tim to run a faith-based music ministry, then ignore this. But if you can read, please take some action and get someone in there that knows what they are doing.