Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and the rhythm guitarist in the California punk band NOFX. He has been in the band from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. Eric has been known for his dreadlocks that vary in color each time NOFX performs. Though most recognized for his ability to play the guitar, Melvin can also play the accordion.
In the first episode of the NOFX world tour show on the Fuse TV Network, Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett said that although he, El Hefe, and Erik Sandin have all got better, Melvin still continues to play at the same level he did when the band first started.
Eric sings backup vocals on most NOFX songs and wrote guitar riffs on NOFX songs such as the intro for "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock". His vocal style is called the "Mel Yell."
Eric also plays in Punk Rock Karaoke with Steve Soto, Derek O'Brien and Greg Hetson where the motto is "We Play... You Sing!" On Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' tour of Europe in 2007 Melvin filled in for Fat Mike on bass. He recently got married. Melvin is Jewish.
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