Eric Melvin

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Eric Melvin
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Background information
Birth name Eric Scott Melvin
Also known as Melvin
Born (1966-07-09) July 9, 1966 (age 48)
Genres Punk rock, ska punk, skate punk
Instruments Guitar, vocals, accordion, bass
Years active 1983–present
Labels Fat Wreck Chords
Associated acts NOFX, Punk Rock Karaoke, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
ESP Eclipse

Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and the rhythm guitarist in the California punk band NOFX. He has been in the band from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. Though most recognized for his ability to play the guitar, Melvin can also play the accordion.

In the first episode of the NOFX world tour show on the Fuse TV Network, Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett said that "over the years I've gotten a lot better," implying that Melvin still continues to play at the same level he did when the band first started.

Melvin sings backup vocals on most NOFX songs and wrote guitar riffs on NOFX songs such as the intro for "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock." His vocal style is called the "Mel Yell."

Melvin also plays in Punk Rock Karaoke with Steve Soto, Derek O'Brien and Greg Hetson where the motto is "We Play... You Sing!" On Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' tour of Europe in 2007, Melvin filled in for Fat Mike on bass. He recently got married. Melvin is Jewish.

Albums with NOFX[edit]


  • The NOFX album White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean was originally going to be named White Trash, Two Kikes and a Spic (Melvin and Mike are both Jewish and Hefe is Hispanic) but Melvin's mother was offended and threatened to tell his grandfather, so they changed it.
  • Is a big fan of science fiction novels and has a tattoo reading 'Don't Panic' on the back of his neck, a tribute to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Used to own a popular coffee shop on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood called Melvin's.

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