Who is Josh Kiszka?
The famous singer and the leading member of the music group Greta Van Fleet, Josh was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on April 23, 1996 in Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA; he holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed Irish and Polish descent. He is a singer-songwriter, composer and social media star, perhaps best known for his work on the movie “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard.
Early life and education
Josh grew up in Frankenmuth along with his twin brother Jake, their younger brother Sam and sister whose name has not been revealed, by their parents Kelly and Karen. Their mother is a physics teacher and their father is a chemist, professional musician and multi-instrumentalist, so it is not surprising that the boys developed an interest in music at an early age. Josh also had an interest in acting, both in school plays and as a member of the local musical theater.
Josh attended a local high school and after his matriculation in 2014, he did not enroll in college but continued his music career.
The rock band Greta Van Fleet was founded in 2012 by Josh, his brothers and their friend Kyle Hauck; Josh is vocalist, Jake plays 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 issued released their debut single “Highway Tune” in April 2017, which spent four straight weeks at the top of the Billboard US Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts.
In November of the same year, they released their extended play “From the Fires”, which earned them the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.
In 2019, in addition to the “Safari-Song” written by Josh for the movie “Aquaman”, which won the iHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year, they released their debut album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army”.
Their second album – “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” – was released on April 16, 2021 and reached number one on the Top Rocks Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts.
In his interview for the Digital Journal, Josh said of their album, ‘We want it to be organic, raw, honest and original. I hope this album gives people some hope, and I hope everyone gets something different out of it. Honestly, I hope it sparks new thoughts and gives people a sense of redemption 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 imitates his moves on stage, but the band The Doors has the biggest influence on these guys.
Josh, Jack and Sam listened to their parents’ vinyl records, which contained folk and blues music – all four members love blues, so their music can be categorized as blues rock and hard rock, as well as progressive rock.
Love life and relationships
There were several rumors about both Josh’s love life and sexual orientation, but he has not spoken about his relationships, although he once posted a picture on his Instagram showing himself and a mysterious girl – it has not been discovered whether she his was girlfriend.
There were rumors that Josh is bisexual, and that he has been seen with a man unknown to the public, hugging and kissing him on the cheek, but Josh has not spoken about this.
As of January 2022, Josh appears to be single, not 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 opportunity to compose for the films “Aquaman” and “Unpregnant”; he wrote the song “Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)”, in 2020.
He considers himself primarily a writer, but he also directs and edits the music videos for his band and is involved in production design.
He is active on social media networks such as Instagram and Twitter; his Instagram has was followed by over 300,000 people, while the ‘Greta Van Fleet’ Twitter account is managed by himself and his brother Jack, and has gained nearly 175,000 followers.
Josh launched his self-titled YouTube channel on November 7, 2011 and is subscribed by nearly 5,000 people, while the channel “Greta Van Fleet” launched on September 3, 2012 has hidden the number of subscribers, but you can see all of their videos together have been viewed more than 250 million times.
He loves to travel and thanks to his music career, Josh has visited several US states on tours with his band, while also traveling the world for fun. Josh’s favorite travel destination was his trip with his twin brother Jack to Mount Shasta, California, as they are both fans of outdoor adventures and enjoyed visiting the ice-capped volcano in this town.
Josh is an animal lover with dogs being his favourites, although due to being busy he cannot have a pet but hopes he will one day.
He likes sports but, as he said, not much into ‘macho’ sports like rugby, basketball or football; he prefers swimming, tennis and volleyball, while he likes walking and cycling the most.
He listens to music in his spare time, or goes outside to find a quiet place to meditate; he also likes to read books by philosophers such as Niche, Karl Marks, Sartre and Plato, among others.
Age, height and power
Josh is 25 years old, he has long light brown hair and he likes to wear it tousled; his eyes are green. He weighs about 60 kg and is 1.67 m tall, although there were rumors that his height is only 1.6 m.
As of January 2022, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, as of early 2022.