Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and founding member of the punk rock band NOFX[1][2], 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[3].

Eric Melvin
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Eric Melvin in 2010
Background information
Birth nameEric Scott Melvin
Also known asMelvin
Born (1966-07-09) July 9, 1966 (age 53)
  • Guitar
  • vocals
  • accordion
  • bass
Years active1983–present
LabelsFat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Mystic
Associated actsNOFX, 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"[4][5]. His vocal style is iconically called the "Mel Yell".

Melvin is also a founding member of Punk Rock Karaoke with Steve Soto and Greg Hetson , though he rarely performs with them.

Melvin is an irregular touring member of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes playing bass when Fat Mike was not available.

Personal lifeEdit

Melvin is of Ukrainian descent and grew up in Hollywood.[6] [7]

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.[8]

Melvin was raised Jewish, but also relates to Buddhism & Taoism. He also practices meditation and yoga.[9]

Albums with NOFXEdit


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