Aaron Abeyta

Skate punk, Guitarist

1965 –

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Who is Aaron Abeyta?

Aaron Abeyta, better known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe is the lead guitarist and trumpet player for the California punk band NOFX. He started playing guitar at the age of 13, but he states that he started taking it seriously at the age of 15, joining his first band. He attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated with honors. Abeyta was given his moniker by his fellow band members for his superior mastery of the instruments he plays, and because at the time he joined the band there were already two "Erics", and that an "Aaron" would just be too much. Known for his self-effacing sense of humor, charisma, and many voice impersonations, El Hefe joined NOFX in 1991. His first recordings with NOFX contributed to NOFX's EP, The Longest Line. He once owned a night club called 'Hefe's' in Eureka, CA. He lives in Santa Clarita, California. He has two children and is married to Jennifer Abeyta.

Contrary to a popular myth among NOFX fans, Abeyta did not play Miguel Aguilar in the movie The Bad News Bears and its sequels in the 1970s, nor in the CBS television series of the same name.

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Born
Aug 8, 1965
Sacramento
Also known as
  • El Hefe
  • Hefe, El
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Berklee College of Music

Submitted
on July 23, 2013