For musicians who sing songs belonging to the rock genre, it is important that you not only have an incredible vocal range but also electrifying performances that leave a lasting memory in the minds of fans, this is what has contributed to the rise of American rock band – Greta Van Fleet.
The band was formed in 2012 but their first record didn’t come until five years later with a signing to Lava Records. Black Smoke Rising The band’s first official EP was released a month after signing in 2017. For four weeks in September, the band’s first single Highway topped Billboard’s Active Rock and Mainstream charts. Greta Van Fleet went ahead to prove their skill as revivalists of the rock genre by releasing Anthem of the Peaceful Army which is their debut album in 2018. A week after its release, the album found itself in top of the Billboard Rock album chart.
Greta Van Fleet’s work has not gone away They were nominated for four awards at the 2018 Grammy Awards and were honored with Best New Artist at the Loudwire Music Awards. The group is made up of four members who do their best to provide the kind of rock music that would appeal to younger audiences. Read on to learn more about the members of this band who consider themselves the revivalists of the rock genre.
Who are the members of Greta Van Fleet?
The group is mostly made up of three siblings – two of them are twins, their younger brother and a family friend. They are: Josh Kiszka, who is the lead vocalist and plays tambourine; Jake Kiszka, backup and plays lead guitar; Sam Kiszka plays keyboard and acoustic guitar while Danny Wagner is on drums. Jake and Josh are the twin brothers while Sam is their younger brother. Kyle Hauck was on drums when the band started, but in 2013 Danny Wagner replaced Kyle.
The twins – Jake and Josh were born on 23rd April 1996, Sam was born three years later on 3rd April 1999 while Danny Wagner’s birthday is 29th December 1998. The boys were all born in their home town of Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Everything you need to know about the Greta Van Fleet Rock Band
The name of the group – Greta Van Fleet was derived from the name of an actual resident of Frankenmuth, a woman called Gretna Van Fleet. One of the band members had heard of her name from a family member and they decided to ask her permission to name their band after her, which she agreed to. In an interview, Gretna Van Fleet stated her support for the band although she didn’t like their kind of music.
One of the best things that can happen when musicians cross paths with the musicians and musicians they adore is what happened between Greta Van Fleet and British rock band Led Zeppelin as fans discovered similarities between the two. For the members of Greta Van Fleet, the icing on the cake is with Robert Plant – the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, nicknamed “Led Zeppelin I” and accompanied by a complementary remark from the group’s lead singer. The acknowledgment they received from this older, more experienced group means a lot and hints that they might just be the good musicians they think they are.
The siblings in the band have been honing their craft since puberty and adolescence, the twins started at age 15 and their younger brother at age 12 performing in their home town of Frankenmuth. Earn art by listening to and practicing the music of the rock greats who came before them, including Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Eric Clapton and Albert King.