Socrates grew up in Costa Mesa, California and attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a degree in History.
Socrates is actively involved with progressive rock band KILLER CORTEZ as lead singer and guitarist. He is the drummer for alternative rock duo BEAUCHENE SKULLS and plays bass for the folk-rock group ROOKIN. He is also a guitarist and producer with the experimental electro-rock project GLASS MANNEQUINS.
From 2006 to 2008 he lived in New York City and collaborated with a wide variety of artists as a writer, accompanist, arranger and producer. In 2009 Socrates relocated to Boston MA, where he was an active member of the vibrant Boston music scene and was one of the founders of Wadzilla Mansion, the legendary underground music venue.
Today Socrates is based out of Southern California, where he is the founder and CEO of Ghost Ransom Records, an independent record label and recording studio operating out of Orange County, CA.
He is an avid fan of soccer, history, politics, and thai food. His main influences are The Beatles, Bernie Sanders, Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) and the writings of Franz Kafka, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.