Who is Josh Kiszka?
The famous vocalist and the lead member of the music group Greta Van Fleet, Josh was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 23 April 1996, in Frankenmuth, Michigan USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Irish and Polish descent. He’s a singer-songwriter, composer, and social media star, perhaps known best for his work for the movie “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, and Amber Heard.
Early life and education
Josh was raised in Frankenmuth, alongside his twin brother Jake, their younger brother Sam, and sister whose name hasn’t been disclosed, by their parents Kelly and Karen. Their mother is a science teacher, and their father is a chemist, a professional musician, and a multi-instrumentalist, so it isn’t surprising that the boys developed an interest in music from an early age. Josh also had an interest in acting, appearing both in school plays, and as a member of the local community musical theatre.
Josh attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2014, he didn’t enroll at college but pursued his music career.
The rock band, Greta Van Fleet was founded in 2012, by Josh, his brothers, and their friend Kyle Hauck; Josh is a singer, Jake plays a guitar, Sam plays keyboards and bass guitar, and today they have a new drummer, Danny Wagner, since Kyle left the band in 2013.
They were signed to Lava Records, in 2017, and released their debut single “Highway Tune” in April 2017, which was top four weeks in a row on the Billboard US Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts.
In November of the same year, they released their extended play “From the Fires”, which brought them the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.
In 2019, alongside the “Safari-Song” written by Josh for the movie “Aquaman”, which brought them the iHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year, they released their debut full-length album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army”.
Their second album – “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” – was released on 16 April 2021, and made it to number one on the Top Rocks Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums lists.
In his interview for the Digital Journal, Josh stated about their album: ‘We want it to be organic, raw, honest and original. I hope this album gives people some hope, and I hope everyone takes away something different from it. Honestly, I hope it opens up some new thoughts and gives people a sense of salvation or purpose.’
Greta Van Fleet is often compared to the legendary band Led Zeppelin, although Josh has stated that his idol is Joe Cocker, and he can be seen imitating his onstage movements, but the band The Doors has the biggest influence on these guys.
Josh, Jack and Sam would listen to their parents’ vinyl discs, which included folk and blues music – all four members like blues, so their music can be categorized as blues rock and hard rock, but also as progressive rock.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning both Josh’s love life and sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about his relationships, although he once posted on his Instagram a photo featuring himself and a mysterious girl – it hasn’t been discovered if she was his girlfriend.
Some rumors were saying that Josh is bi-sexual, and that he’s been seen with some guy who is unknown to the public, hugging and kissing him on the cheek, however, Josh hasn’t spoken about this.
As of January 2022, Josh seems to be single, hasn’t been married or engaged, and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides music, Josh is into filmmaking, and would like to become a producer, and is grateful for the opportunities to compose for the movies “Aquaman” and “Unpregnant”; he wrote the song “Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)”, in 2020.
He considers himself primarily as a writer, but he also directs and edits the music videos for his band, and is involved in the production design.
He’s active on social media networks such as Instagram and Twitter; his Instagram has been followed by over 300,000 people, while the Twitter account ‘Greta Van Fleet’ is run by himself and his brother Jack, and has gained nearly 175,000 followers.
Josh launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 7 November 2011, and has been subscribed by nearly 5,000 people, while the channel “Greta Van Fleet” launched on 3 September 2012, has hidden the number of its subscribers, but you can see that all of their videos combined have gained over 250 million views.
He’s into traveling, and thanks to his music career Josh has visited several US states on tours with his band, while he also travels around the world for pleasure. Josh’s favorite travel destination was his trip with his twin brother Jack to Mount Shasta, California, since they both are fans of outdoor adventures, and have enjoyed visiting the ice-topped volcano in this town.
Josh is an animal lover with dogs being his favorites, although since he’s busy he can’t have a pet, but hopes that one day he can have some.
He’s into sports but, as he said, not much into ‘macho’ sports such as rugby, basketball or football; he prefers swimming, tennis and volleyball, while he most enjoys hiking and biking.
He listens to music in his spare time, or goes outside to find a peaceful place to meditate; he also likes to read books by philosophers such as Niche, Karl Marks, Sartre, and Plato, among others.
Age, height, and net worth
Josh is 25 years old, he has long, light brown hair, and he likes to wear it messy; his eyes are green. He weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, although there were rumors that his height is just 5ft 3ins (1.6m).
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, as of early 2022.