El Hefe

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El Hefe
Background information
Birth name Aaron Abeyta
Also known as El Hefe
Born (1965-08-08) August 8, 1965 (age 51)
Genres Punk rock
Ska punk
Skate punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, trumpet, Trombone
Years active 1991–present
Labels Epitaph Records
Fat Wreck Chords
Associated acts NOFX
Website www.nofxofficialwebsite.com
Notable instruments
1978 Fender Telecaster
Getzen Horn with 7m Giardinelli mouthpiece

Aaron Abeyta (born August 8, 1965), better known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe (Spanish for "the boss") is 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 moniker by his fellow band members for his superior mastery of the instruments he plays, and because at the time he joined the band there were already two "Erics", and that an "Aaron" would just be too much. Known for his self-effacing sense of humor, charisma, and many voice impersonations (Beavis and Butt-head, Yogi Bear, and other well-known cartoon characters), El Hefe joined NOFX in 1991. 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]


  1. ^ "NOFX, la Preoteasa! | | Cultură". Retrieved 2010-01-25.