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. Though most recognized for his ability to play the guitar, Melvin also plays the accordion.
Eric Melvin in 2010
|Birth name||Eric Scott Melvin|
|Also known as||Melvin|
|Born||July 9, 1966|
|Labels||Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Mystic|
|Associated acts||NOFX, Punk Rock Karaoke, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes|
Melvin sings backup vocals on most NOFX songs as well as his long time buddy Michael Wagenstein and wrote guitar riffs on NOFX songs such as the intro for "Leave It Alone". His vocal style is iconically called the "Mel Yell".
In 2016 Melvin married Australian born artist Sarah Melvin and they have identical twin daughters together: Ivy Laine Melvin and Phaedra Rose Melvin, born 21 minutes apart. Melvin has two boys, Eli Melvin & Caspian Melvin and lives with his wife Sarah and all 4 children in the Encinitas area of Southern California.
Melvin was raised Jewish, but also relates to Buddhism & Taoism. He also practices meditation and yoga.
Albums with NOFXEdit
- 1985 Maximum Rocknroll
- 1988 Liberal Animation
- 1989 S&M Airlines
- 1991 Ribbed
- 1992 The Longest Line
- 1992 White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
- 1994 Punk in Drublic
- 1995 I Heard They Suck Live!!
- 1996 Heavy Petting Zoo
- 1997 So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
- 1999 The Decline
- 2000 Pump Up the Valuum
- 2002 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough To Go On Our Other Records
- 2003 The War on Errorism
- 2006 Never Trust a Hippy
- 2006 Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
- 2007 They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!
- 2009 Coaster
- 2009 Cokie the Clown
- 2012 Self Entitled
- 2013 Stoke Extinguisher
- 2014 Backstage Passport Soundtrack
- 2016 First Ditch Effort
- 2018 Ribbed: Live in a Dive