Jake Kiszka Age, Wiki, Income, Family, Net Worth, Height

Jake Kiszka is a member of the musical group Greta Van Fleet. He is the founder and guitarist for the Michigan-based band Greta Van Fleet (GFV). Jacob Kiszka is another name for him.

Jake formed this band in 2012 with his twin brother Joshua Kiszka and younger brother Samuel Kiszka, and a drummer named Kylie Hauck joined them a year later. GFV’s lead vocalist is Joshua Kiszka, and the band’s bassist is Samuel Kiszka. Daniel Wagner has taken over for Kylie Hauck, who left the band in 2013.

Bio/Wiki
Real NameJake Kiszka
NicknameJake
ProfessionGuitarist of Greta Van Fleet, Backing vocals
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 April, 1996
Age [as of 2021]25 years
BirthplaceFrankenmuth, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
HometownFrankenmuth, Michigan
Current ResidenceMichigan
Zodiac SignTaurus
ReligionChristian
SchoolFrankenmuth High School
College/UniversityN/A
Educational QualificationGraduate
HobbiesPlaying Guitar, Making Lyrics, Composing Music,
Traveling
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5'7"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 62 kg
in pounds- 136 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Relationships & Affairs
Martial StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendJita
Family
ParentsFather- Mr. Kiszka (Chemist)
Mother- Karen Kiszka (Former science teacher)
SiblingsBrothers- Josh Kiszka (Twin) – lead vocalist of Greta Van Fleet, Samuel Kiszka – Bass player and keyboardist of Greta Van Fleet
Income
Net Worth [approx.]$1 million
Social Media
Instagram@jake_gvf
Twitter@jakekiszka

Early Life/Biography

Jake Kiszka was born in Frankenmuth, Michigan, on April 23, 1996, in the USA. Jacob Kiszka is another name for him.

Jake, born into a musical family, began playing with his father’s musical instruments at the age of three and began playing guitar at the age of six. He continued to improve his guitar skills and, at the age of 16, formed the Greta Van Fleet band.

Jake Kiszka, the band’s guitarist, enjoys hammering out crunchy riffs to set the tone for retro ambient music. Greta Van Fleet, his band, is inspired and influenced by Led Zeppelin, and these Michigan kids are reclaiming the music of the 1970s.

Jake also provides backing vocals for the band. With “Highway Tune,” he and the band made their musical debut, reaching the top 10 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Jake has performed at the Louder Than Life festival with Ozzy Osbourne.

Family

Jake comes from a musical family. His father was a chemist from Michigan who loved 1970s rock music and had a collection of musical instruments.

He used to enjoy playing the harmonica. His mother, Karen Kiszka, a science teacher, enjoyed the music.

His twin brother, Joshua Kiszka (Josh), has a vocal style similar to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. Samuel Kiszka (Sam), his younger brother, plays bass and is also the keyboardist for GFV.

Education

As far as his education is concerned he is a high school graduate and has attended Frankenmuth High School and Delta College.

Career

Jake Kiszka founded this band in 2012 with his twin brother Joshua Kiszka and younger brother Samuel Kiszka, and drummer Kylie Hauck joined them a year later.

GFV’s lead vocalist is Joshua Kiszka, and the band’s bassist is Samuel Kiszka. Daniel Wagner has taken over for Kylie Hauck, who left the band in 2013.

The original guitar riff for “Highway Tune,” which guitarist Jake Kiszka claimed was written in 2010, was re-released as a single in March 2017. A live EP was recorded in one take on February 28, 2014, and was released on June 7, 2014.

Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires (2016–2017)

The song “Highway Tune” was featured as a live performance by the Jake band on the Showtime show Shameless on January 17, 2016. The final recorded version of “Highway Tune” was released on iTunes as the band’s first official single on March 31, 2017.

The song “Highway Tune” became available for streaming on iTunes on April 2, 2017. The music video for “Highway Tune” was released exclusively on Loudwire on April 18, 2017.

On April 21, 2017, the band’s debut EP, Black Smoke Rising, was released. Greta Van Fleet was named Apple Music’s new artist of the week on April 21, 2017. In May 2017, the band went on tour with The Struts.

Jake’s band won Best New Artist at the Loudwire Music Awards in October 2017. From the Fires includes new recordings “Edge of Darkness” and “Talk on the Street,” as well as covers of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Fairport Convention’s “Meet on the Ledge” in addition to the four tracks from Black Smoke Rising.

The four new songs were recorded at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan, in September 2017 and produced by Al Sutton and Marlon Young, the same duo who worked on Black Smoke Rising. In addition, the band released “Safari Song” as a single in October 2017.

Peaceful Army Anthem (2018–2019)

On March 4, 2018, Jake Kiszka’s band performed at Elton John’s Academy Award Party at the host’s request. John shared the stage with Greta Van Fleet for his “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and their “You’re the One.”

Following the performance, Elton John advised the band to become more dramatic and flamboyant in their performance and wardrobe.

The band made their television debut on The Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon on July 26, performing “When The Curtain Falls,” the first single from their upcoming debut album.

Their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, was released on October 19, 2018. According to Josh Kiszka, the album’s title, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” was inspired by the title of a poem.

It was the best-selling album in its first week in the United States, selling 80,000 copies. When album-equivalent units were taken into account, it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

The Battle of Garden’s Gate (from 2020 to the present)

Jake Kiszka’s band released a new single, “My Way, Soon,” on October 9, 2020, accompanied by a music video shot, edited, and directed by the band.

The song was set to appear on their upcoming second album, which, according to Wagner, was inspired by the band’s previous two years of touring and how it opened their eyes: “We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by a lot of things, we were unaware of a lot of things.”

The band announced their second studio album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, on December 4, 2020. Along with the announcement, a single titled “Age of Machine” was released. On April 16, 2021, the album was released.

Awards & Achievements

Awards won: 

  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album 2019,
  • New Artist of the week by Apple music,
  • Fryderyk for Best Foreign Album in 2019,
  • ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards for Rock Song of the Year’ in 2019,
  • ‘Loudwire Music Awards for Best New Artist’ in 2017

Nominations:

On four categories for the Grammy Awards

Best awards:

Grammy Award for Best Rock Album 2019

Relationship, Wife, and Affairs

There is not much information about his relationship. But, according to some sources, he is dating, Jita.

Physical Appearance

Jake Kiszka is a Greta Van Fleet member with long hair who prefers to dress casually in a t-shirt and skinny jeans. His hair is black and straight. He is 5’7″ tall and weighs 62 kg.

Net Worth

Jake Kiszka has a $1 million USD net worth. He has amassed a substantial fortune as a result of his primary career as a professional guitarist.

Interesting Facts about Jake Kiszka

  • Jake Kiszka Is A Back-Up Vocalist
  • Jake started playing with his dad’s musical instruments at a very tender age, and by the time he was three years old,
  • Jake’s very first guitar was given to him by his grandmother.
  • Jake co-founded the Greta Van Fleet band with his twin brother and younger brother in 2012.
  • Jake Kiszka has been so into music that he was part of a Jazz band in high school, and apart from the guitar, he also learned to play instruments such as mandolin, drums, harmonica, keyboard, ukulele, organ, and saxophone. These instruments he taught himself.
  • Jake and Josh adopted the name of an 87-year-old resident who gave them her blessing to use her name as the official name for the band.
  • Led Zeppelin Sounds influenced Jake Kiszka’s Style Of Play.
  • Jake toured with English band; The Struts and has even played with legendary star Ozzy Osbourne at the ‘Louder Than Life’ festival.
  • Jake toured with English band; The Struts and has even played with legendary star Ozzy Osbourne at the ‘Louder Than Life’ festival.

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Van_Fleet

https://twitter.com/jakekiszka

https://www.instagram.com/jake_gvf/

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