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Jamie Arentzen

Arentzen and Miley Cyrus at Atlantis Bahamas, March 2009
Background information
Born November 22, 1970 (1970-11-22) (age 39)
Origin Guilford, Connecticut, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts American Hi-Fi
Butch Walker
Miley Cyrus

Jamie Arentzen (born November 22, 1970) is a member of the alternative rock band American Hi-Fi and lead guitarist for Miley Cyrus. In the spring of 2009, he also played with Butch Walker's band, Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites. He is currently touring with Miley Cyrus.

Life and career

Arentzen was born in Guilford, Connecticut, where he attended Guilford High School. Thereafter, he studied music and liberal arts at the University of Miami, the University of Connecticut and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Settling in Boston, Arentzen played in various bands, including the indie band Sky Heroes. While living in Boston, he formed American Hi-Fi with friends Stacy Jones, Brian Nolan, and Drew Parsons.

Arentzen currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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American Hi-Fi

In the late 1990s, while living in Boston, Arentzen teamed up with Stacy Jones, Brian Nolan and Drew Parsons to form American Hi-Fi.

In 1998, high-profile producer Bob Rock heard American Hi-Fi’s demo and, liking what he heard, invited the group to rehearse in the producer’s Hawaii studio space. The band relocated to Hawaii, honing its sound with Rock, who had worked with such superstar bands as Aerosmith, Metallica, and The Cult. The result was American Hi-Fi’s self-titled debut on Island Records. Released in 2001 to critical acclaim, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Heatseekers chart in the March 17, 2001 issue of Billboard Magazine. “Flavor of the Weak,” the group’s first single, was a top 40 hit.

The band has released 3 albums to date. A 4th album is complete, with a planned 2010 release.

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