Guitarist most known for his work with bands Julien-k and Dead by Sunrise.
After graduating from Mission Bay High School in 1981, he began playing guitar for local bands, including Armed & Ready and Emerald.
He has designed instruments for brands like Jackson Guitars that he also uses on stage.
He had one son named Michael Melody Davidson.
Derakh played the synths for the group Orgy, fronted by Jay Gordon.