Report: #778322

Complaint Review: Cherith Music Group

  • Submitted: Sun, September 18, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, April 25, 2014
  • Reported By: Regina — Phoenix Arizona United States of America
  • Cherith Music Group

    Stamping Ground, Kentucky
    United States of America

Cherith Music Group Keith Barkley Scam, Music, Nashville, Southern Gospel, Facebook, My Space, Keith Barkley, Cherith Music Group, Singer, Songwriter, Craigslist, Music Recording, Music Publishing, Music Studio Stamping Ground , Kentucky

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: You Are Right Keith!

*General Comment: Falsely accused . . .

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Oh Yes God WILL Judge

*Author of original report: One More Thing

*Author of original report: I Don't Need to Say Much!

*Consumer Comment: WEINER POEM....

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: 100% Bologna !!!!

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We entered into an agreement with Keith Barkley in which he would record 6 songs a month to complete a project of literally hundreds of songs that we have written. In the beginning he said he LOVED our music and that GOD had TOLD HIM to work with us to record it all. We were to pay him $360 a month every month until they were all finished. In the agreement we were supposed to APPROVE his work before accepting it as the FINAL MASTER. This man took 7 months to complete 12 songs and he changed the melody lines of our music, did not do the music correctly, he was THE WORST person we have ever worked with musically EVER! He is ATE up with PRIDE so much that he does not even hear what the client wants he thinks everything he wants to do is "THE GOSPEL"!

When we told him about the changes he was making he FORCED the changes on us basically by NEVER doing what we asked him to do, but only lingering it out so long until we got so frustrated that he was NEVER getting done that we had to take what we could get for the money we had given him. We wisened up by the 2nd month to what was happening and backed out of doing any more songs with him but then he even took longer since we were not part of his monthly meal ticket anymore. When I finally demanded he finish the work (7 months later) he put us down, told me that I had demon spirits and put our music down saying it was not good and TACKED GOD ON IT of course! I guess GOD must have changed his mind from the beginning about Keith Loving our music and about it being HIS CALLING to work with our music. :)

This man is a POOR EXCUSE of a Christian and HORRIBLE Business owner! He does NOT care what the client desires, only what he wants to do. He even told my husband that out of all of the years of recording that he has NEVER been wrong about anything! When he finally sent us the project, one song is so bad we can not even use it and he sent one song without any vocals on it at all.

Plus after he started getting the monthly payment even though he had not finished the months songs before, he started demanding payment for the next month when he had shoved our project on the back burner as he was taking many more projects to support his "ministry and his family". So what he is doing is taking tons of work demanding money upfront and not finishing the work in a timely manner and not producing the music in the way it was written. Plus he charges to be on his music label or to be affliated with his Music Group. So anyone that charges for things like that is a Scammer!

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

You Are Right Keith!

AUTHOR: Regina - ()

 Agree wuth your adversary....You are right Keith Barkley..I am very sorry that I wrote all of this, it was in the heat of anger as a spouse was letting me know how unhappy he was and I took it into my own hands.. Let me explain. When I wrote this rip off report I had been hearing OVER AND OVER about the crappy job CHARLIE thought you did on the songs, how you changed the melody lines and it went on and on and since I hired you for it, after I heard how unhappy Charlie was DAILY I went off and wrote this. I EVEN READ IT TO HIM AND HE AGREED TO IT ALL!!!

Because it was EVERYTHING he was saying to me! You are right about the unsavory life Charlie and I BOTH led. But I have repented for it all, laid on my face before God and he has forgiven me even if YOU do not. AS YOU KNOW we are not married anymore. I know you know this because Charlie TOLD ME that is was you who helped him get the vehicle repossed from me. I want you to know what that did to me. I am STILL Sick (and it is NOT DUE to any of this or God's Judgement Like you would like to think I WAS BORN WITH IT ALL)  and I had no ride to have surgery that next week.. It endangered my health to be without a vehicle in the situation I was in where I knew no one and I was RUNNING for my life because I was AFRAID. Charlie also told me that you were doing a lot for him by trying to sabotage me me back online on Facebook. Is that the actions of a MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL?? But I forgive you for it all.

If you are a Christian man that fears God, I would ask you to go to GOD and ASK HIM then LISTEN for his answer about how all of this got started about my treatment while I was married, about my heart, about everything to do with the person that you hate ME... It says to RESTORE your brother or sister in Christ if they have repented. Ask God if I have repented.. Lay your judgement aside and listen to his answer. Charlie and I have made our ammends at least as far as he told me we have.

Yes it was not good for me to have written what I have on here but I was writing what I was being fed daily. I take full responsibility for doing it though... I was a woman that was not treated with Honor as the Bible says in fact quite the opposite. So YES I eventually RAN LIKE HELL from it all!!! WHO WOULDN'T???? Ask God Keith about all I had to GIVE UP in my life to be in the marriage I was in, Ask him about the slavery that came with it. Ask him about it all and I AM SURE that he will tell you. I am NOT trying to put Charlie down I speak the truth PERIOD about the whole situation, and I WAS NOT the one in the marriage who did WRONG FIRST in fact the 3 times in 13 years I messed up did not even add up to ONE NIGHT of what he would do behind my back.... Sin is sin and it is ALL THE SAME in the eyes of God for if a man LUSTS in his HEART after a woman he has ALREADY committed adultery in HIS HEART!


It should not matter if there was a physical person there or not. So I say to you, Jesus went out of his way to the woman at the well, He forgave her sins he forgave Mary Magdalene and I could go on. WILL YOU BE LIKE JESUS?? WILL YOU HELP RESTORE ME??? This may be one of your greatest challenges in life to do, but if you are who you say you are, then You WILL BE LIKE JESUS!

When I typed most of this I did it both out of anger and of LOVE for how my husband felt about it. I know he has probably said the opposite because he knows how to get what he wants out of people..... If I could take it off of here I would but I do not even have the same email addresses anymore. If you know how I can do it please tell me. I am willing to RIGHT the wrongs I have done, I am willing to ADMIT all of my mistakes!!Before GOD AND MAN if I have to because I DO Have a heart that want to PLEASE God, even though I have been HUMAN sometimes.

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#2 General Comment

Falsely accused . . .

AUTHOR: Child of the King - (United States of America)

I have done many recordings with Cherith Music Group and Keith Barkley has never been anything but honest, kind, Godly and hardworking.  He has always gone the extra mile to make my projects sound their best.  Even going as far as to put in extra hours without charging me.  He is an excellent producer and arranger.  I have written several songs and he has done my songwriter demos for me.  He has taken the time to sit and help me arrange these songs.  He has put awesome orchestration on the songs.  He is a truly gifted musician.  But more than that, he and his family are wonderful Christian people. 

As for this false report that was posted, all I can say is that we will keep you in our prayers.   Romans 12:17-21 says "Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. To the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."  

The Bible also says that we must pray for those that persucute us.  Being a more than satisfied customer of Cherith, I feel like I am being persecuted right along with them.  So, I have commited to pray for you, that God would heal your wounded spirit, that God would show you His love so that you might, in turn, show that love to others.   
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Oh Yes God WILL Judge

AUTHOR: kbarkley525 - (United States of America)

First of all, you need to check your dictionary about the title.  Lastly, if you want to use that particular scripture, you might need to read it again for yourself and drop you stones.  Here's another one for you to ponder.  "For ALL has sinned and come short of the glory of God".  It does not say SOME.  These former clients are casting stones to cover up their own sin.  Once again, we have a big list of 100% completely satisfied customers.

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#4 Author of original report

One More Thing

AUTHOR: No Name - (United States of America)

One More Thing, I may some type errors, but if you read the TITLE of this Rebuttal and the content you can CLEARLY SEE that this man does even know how to SPELL!

So I think you all know what we were dealing with just by the Unprofessional Title and Unprofessional Content. We do not need to take up for our own personal lives when that is not what is in QUESTION here. Let God be the judge of that and God's name is NOT Keith Barkley or Cherith Music Group!
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#5 Author of original report

I Don't Need to Say Much!

AUTHOR: No Name - (United States of America)

First of all I explained our BUISNESS relationship with this man and his company. This man is SUPPOSED TO BE a MINISTER or Preacher. I NEVER ONE TIME SAID MY HUSBAND'S NAME!

It came from ME (Regina)! So for this man to come back and attack both my and my husband's PERSONAL LIVES is totally unethical and not what a MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL should do.

In fact we are being RESTORED in a lot of areas of our lives as HUMAN BEINGS get RESTORED BY TRUE MINISTER'S OF THE GOSPEL NOT TORN DOWN! We have TOTALLY HONEST and TRANSPARENT because we know to be changed and healed REQUIRED TRANSPARENCY! So he did not hurt me by this. So I really do not need to say much more. Our personal lives HAD NOTHING to do with the BUSINESS relationship! This man has been in the CHURCH his WHOLE LIFE! So just think about it and I am SURE that after reading  his judgemental pointing the finger with a STONE IN HIS HAND (like he is WITHOUT SIN) post, that ONE in their right mind would ever want to use him anyway. He has shown his TRUE COLORS, like he said about the DEMON..

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#6 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Karl - (USA)

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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

100% Bologna !!!!

AUTHOR: kbarkley525 - (United States of America)

Attention to everyone reading this post.  DO NOT take Charlie and Gina Jones as a client for recording.  They are the people who have made this complaint and EVERYTHING they have said is 100% FALSE.  I have e-mail proof with dates and times where they approved the work I have done.  They also failed to read their contract that states that the deposit is non-refundable.  They were also told that their music needed some work to make it much better.  We did NOT say we LOVED their music.  We told them that we did feel that God told us to call them because we could HELP them.  I also have the email proof of that.  They were also given a cut rate for the work which was far below the normal rate due to their financial situation.  It boils down to the fact they wanted to find something wrong with anything they could to avoid paying for the services rendered. They also had a separation in their marriage that resulted in they delay of the total project which I have email proof once again to back that up.  Due to that separation, Gina herself in a email that I have told me to take all the time that was necessary to get the work done.  She even told me to scratch one of the songs we had most of the way finished and had spent a lot of time on, and put another one in it's place.  We did that for her and even  wrote the music for her and she LOVED it and we have the email to prove that as well.  The song she wanted to scratch was one of Charlie's songs that she herself said she had told Charlie she never did like and it wasn't that great of a song.  She was defaming him all over Facebook and then all of the sudden she takes him back and they start their bologna like nothing ever happened.

They are the only clients that have EVER said they were not pleased with our work.  They even made comments that they have even been in the "Nashville" scene.  Well, I know some of that Nashville crowd and the few names they gave me that they knew, when contacted did not know who they were. 

I have a BIG list of people who are TOTALLY satisfied with our work.  The problem with Charlie and Gina Jones are that THEY are prideful, egotistical, people who think they are God's gift top songwriting and have no reason to be.  The reason for their separation is that Charlie has a problem with pornography, and has had for years.  And from what has been posted on Facebook, we do not have time or space to talk about Gina's problems.  It has always been said that when you expose demon spirits for who and what they are, they will rare up on you and this occasion is NO exception.

We at Cherith have a great reputation in several states with our clients.  If you want to bring trouble into your business as well as stress, than Charlie and Gina Jones are CERTAINILY the clients for you.  If not, then certainly STAY CLEAR of these people.
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