I can say there’s a lot I did right at Berklee and some things I’d do differently. I would have started a band first semester instead of fourth. I would have dedicated more time learning guitar. I would have started a small management company. But one of my best decisions with the most career impact is my choice of internships. Here’s my story.
On a typical morning during the end of my fourth semester (November of ‘09), I was getting my morning breakfast at Dunkin Donuts when a random man approached me because I “looked like a Berklee vocalist”. I quickly learned that he was a major player in the local music scene and he had some performance opportunities for me. The person I was talking with was none other than Ric Poulin, the owner of Bristol Studios, a world-renowned producer, and manager of Universal-Motown signed group JADA. Bristol Studios is a Boston based recording, music and artist development studio and Ric has a great resume and has worked with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Yo Yo Ma, New Kids on the Block, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Swizz Beatz, RedOne, David “Big Papi” Ortiz and JADA.