Raul Ramirez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. after graduating in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology he packed his drums in his truck and moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. There he graduated in music production and engineering.

In Boston he was the drummer for the Spanish rock band Spanish Flies, replacing Eduardo Paniagua who left the group to join the band Puya. During 1993 and 1994 the Puerto-Rican power trio promoted their CD and video by touring extensively the island of Puerto Rico and the northeastern United States (Boston, New York, Connecticut, etc). They had extensive TV and press coverage and their music was licensed for the soundtrack of the surf video ‘La Bruja’ which also included tracks by Robi Rosa.