Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and founding member of the Californiapunk band NOFX, a group that has sold over 6 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent bands of all time. Though most recognized for his ability to play the guitar, Melvin also plays the accordion.
Melvin sings backup vocals on most NOFX songs and wrote guitar riffs on NOFX songs such as the intro for "Leave It Alone". His vocal style is iconically called the "Mel Yell."
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.