Josh Kiszka is an American singer who is best known as the frontman for the American hard rock band Greta Van Fleet.
The band released its debut EP in March 2017.
Kiszka was born on April 23, 1996, in Michigan, USA.
He has two brothers, Sam and Jake. His mother is named Karen Kiszka. His father was a multi-instrumentalist and musician.
Greta Van Fleet
The rock band Greta Van Fleet was formed in 2012. Currently, it consists of bassist Sam Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, vocalist Josh Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner.
Their music has been categorized as blues-rock and hard rock.
Some people have embraced them as a commercially successful rock band in a time where the airwaves are dominated by techno and hip-hop, while others have criticized their sound for being too derivative.
John said in an interview:
“Rock & roll to us is liberation. A reminder that we as human beings have a voice.”
Debut Studio EP
On April 21, 2017, Greta Van Fleet released its debut studio EP, named – ”Black Smoke Rising.” The EP has sold more than 75,000 units.
On April 21, 2017, the band was named Apple Music’s new artist of the week.
Just two months after they released their debut EP, they have been touring on a nearly constant basis.
The single “Highway Tune” from ”Black Smoke Rising” topped the Active Rock and Billboard Mainstream Rock stations in September 2017.
In October 2017, Greta Van Fleet won Best New Artist at the Loudwire Music Awards.
The rock group added four more songs to Black Smoke Rising EP and released a double EP called ”From the Fires” on November 10, 2017. It was released through Republic Records.
In 2019, ”From the Fires” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. It has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States.
On March 4, 2018, Greta Van Fleet performed at Elton John’s Academy Award Party. Josh said:
“I think one of the reasons we’re able to talk about him [Elton John] so casually is when we played with him he turned from this mythical figure into a musician.”
On July 26, 2018, Greta Van Fleet appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
On October 19, 2018, Greta Van Fleet released their debut album, titled – ”Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” Josh said about the album:
“We recorded it in December, January, February. That was the downtime to do that after the holidays.”
“Anthem of the Peaceful Army” sold more than 80,000 copies on its debut week in the United States.
In July 2018, the rock band released the first single from the album, called – “When The Curtain Falls.”
Billboard described the sound of When The Curtain Falls as:
“hard-hitting drums, funky, distorted guitar solos and sky-high, impassioned vocals.”
In November 2018, “When The Curtain Falls” peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
It was featured in the soundtracks of the PC games MLB The Show 19 and NHL 19.
There is information about Josh Kiszka’s girlfriend.
Josh is 5 ft and 3 in (160 cm) tall.
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”I want to be surrounded by level-minded people, stable people.”
”I think that now music is being consumed a little bit differently where we can buy one song, or a single or a track or an artist doing singles.”
”When you’re on your own you’ve got to create your own kingdom and play in it.”
”You get caught up in the whirlwind and you just get blasted along.”
”I’d like to be more capable of doing more range of things, or at least strengthen and be comfortable that I’ll be able to do it for a long time.”
”What we wanted to do was write music that we wanted to hear and put it out in the world.”
”The audience singing lyrics is something that took some getting used to.”
Josh has imitated the onstage antics and movements of Joe Cocker, an English singer who was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list.
Joe was known for his distinctive versions of popular songs of many different genres, spasmodic body movement in performance, and gritty voice.
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His vocal style has frequently been compared to that of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. Josh once said:
“I think that we consider Led Zeppelin probably the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time.”
Kiszka went on to say:
“You know, the way that they wrote songs, and the way everything sounds and the way they operate in a studio and live – I think we can all really appreciate that.”
In a recent interview, Robert Plant said that Josh is “a beautiful little singer” and that the rock band is one of his favorite up-and-coming bands.
In December 2018, Greta Van Fleet was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards:
- Best Rock Album for From the Fires;
- Best Rock Song for Black Smoke Rising;
- Best Rock Performance for Highway Tune;
- Best New Artist.
Josh Kiszka – Net Worth
Kiszka earns most of his wealth from being part of the rock band Greta Van Fleet. Their best songs are – ”Good Times, Bad Times, Communication Breakdown,” ”Black Smoke Rising,” ”Watching Over,” ”Safari Song,” ”When The Curtain Falls,” ”Edge of Darkness,” and ”Highway Tune.” Therefore, singer Josh Kiszka has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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