El Hefe

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El Hefe
Background information
Birth nameAaron Abeyta
Also known asEl Hefe
Born (1965-08-08) August 8, 1965 (age 54)
Occupation(s)Musician, Actor
InstrumentsGuitar, trumpet, trombone, vocals
Years active1991–present
LabelsEpitaph, Fat Wreck Chords
Associated actsNOFX, Crystal Sphere

Aaron Abeyta (born August 8, 1965), better known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe (Spanish for "the boss") is an American musician and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and trumpet player for the California punk band NOFX.[1] He started playing guitar at the age of 13, but he states that he started taking it seriously at the age of 15, joining his first band. He attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated with honors.

Abeyta was given his nickname by NOFX founder Fat Mike because at the time he joined the band in 1991, Fat Mike was dating a girl named Erin and he didn't want to cause any confusion. Singer Fat Mike suggested the name El Hefe. His first recordings with NOFX contributed to NOFX's EP, The Longest Line. He once owned a night club called 'Hefe's' in Eureka, CA. He lives in Stevenson Ranch, California. He has two children and is married to Jennifer Abeyta.

NOFX Albums with El Hefe[edit]

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  1. ^ "NOFX, la Preoteasa! | | Cultură". Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. Retrieved 2010-01-25.