Eric Melvin

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Eric Melvin
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Eric Melvin in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Eric Scott Melvin
Also known as Melvin
Born (1966-07-09) July 9, 1966 (age 51)
  • Guitar
  • vocals
  • accordion
  • bass
Years active 1983–present
Labels Fat Wreck Chords
Associated acts NOFX, Punk Rock Karaoke, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and founding member of the punk rock 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".

Melvin also plays in Punk Rock Karaoke with Steve Soto, and Greg Hetson where the motto is "We Play... You Sing!"

On occasion, Melvin plays bass on tour with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

He has two children from a previous marriage and lives with them in San Francisco.

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