The Life and Career of Sam Kiszka: Age, Height, Dating, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Sam Kiszka is an American singer and bassist, who’s perhaps best known as one of the founding members of the classic rock band, Greta Van Fleet. He currently serves as the band’s lead bassist, and has also played several other musical instruments including the organ.

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Samuel ‘Sam’ Francis Kiszka is a native of Frankenmuth, Michigan, who was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 3 April 1999, which makes him 24 years old as of January 2024. He’s the son of the Frankenmuth-based chemist and musician, Kelly Kiszka and the science teacher and musician, Karen Kiszka; Sam has disclosed that his father was a key influence on his early musical knowledge. He has two older twin brothers who are also musicians: Jacob ‘Jake’ Thomas Kiszka, who’s a guitarist, and Joshua ‘Josh’ Michael Kiszka, who’s a lead vocalist for Greta Van Fleet. Sam has a sister named Veronica Kiszka.

Sam attended Frankenmuth High School, which is situated in his hometown. He excelled in golfing during his high school days – he once missed out on golf state finals because he was playing music in Sweden. Sam was part of Frankenmuth High School’s music club, in which he played the guitar; it’s not clear whether he attended college after his matriculation.

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Hobbies and Interests

Kiszka is an avid dog lover who has two pets, a mutt, and a pitbull.

He disclosed in a 2021 interview that he’s a non-vegan, and that one of his favorite dishes is lobster roll.

Kiszka is an outdoorsy person, who loves riding motorcycles.

He’s also keen on traveling, and his other hobbies include reading books and photography.

Career – Greta Van Fleet

Kizska, who goes by the nickname, Clav King, was in middle school in 2012 when he was recruited by his brother Jake and his close friend Kyle Hauck to play bass for the band, Greta Van Fleet. Currently, the band consists of his two brothers, Josh, who’s on vocals, Jake on guitar, and Danny Wagner on the drums. In March 2017, the band signed a contract with Jason Flom’s record label, Lava Records, and in April of that year, they released their first studio Extended Play (EP), “Black Smoke Rising.” The band’s first single, “Highway Tune” was well-received, and topped the Active Rock chart and “Billboard” U.S. Mainstream Rock chart for one month from September 2017. On 10 November 2017, Greta Van Fleet recorded their second EP, “From the Fires,” which was made up of four new songs,plus songs from their debut EP, and which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2019.

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Greta Van Fleet released their first studio album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” on 19 October 2018, and in the first week of its release, the album topped “Billboard’s” Rock Album chart. On 16 April 2021, the band released another studio album entitled “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” which was followed by “Starcatcher” (released in July 2023). Sam has served as the composer and executive producer for the first, second and third volumes of “Greta Van Fleet – Live at the Red Rocks Amphitheater”, and “Greta Van Fleet – Live at the Red Rocks Amphitheater: Encore.”

Musical Inspirations

Sam’s musical influences include the late singers Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Ray Charles. In a 2017 interview with CBS, he expressed his appreciation for the record label Motown, and mentioned the English rock bands, The Beatles and Procol Harum and the American pop duo, Lewis Del Mar, as his organ inspirations. Moreover, his organ and bass playing has been compared to that of the English musician, record producer, and composer, John Paul Jones aka John Baldwin of the former rock band, Led Zeppelin – it was mentioned in a 2018 article by “Vocal,” ‘Bassist Sam Kiszka also has the ability to play the organ like John Paul Jones.’

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Awards and Nominations

The album “From the Fires” brought Sam, Greta Van Fleet, Jake Kiszka, and Robert Wagner a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Sam was nominated for three similar awards in 2019 – one of the nominations was for Best New Artist.

Social Media Presence

Kiszka is active on Instagram (@samkiszka) with over 262,000 followers.

Personal Life

Sam is reportedly dating the musician and model, Joy Powell. The duo first met at a concert organized by his band, Greta Van Fleet, in 2017. They began dating in 2018, but Sam is still unmarried without any children, as of early 2024.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Sam is of Caucasian ethnicity and has a pair of dark brown eyes, and shoulder-length dark brown hair. He’s slim, weighs around 135lbs (61kgs), and is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall.

Net Worth

Sam has made a name for himself, thanks to his successful musical career with Greta Van Fleet. He’s earned most of his net worth from the sales of royalties from his songs, and from performing in front of an audience. Sam is worth approximately $1 million, as of early 2024.

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Who Are Sam Kiszka’s Twin Brothers, Jake and Josh? Brief Biography

 Jake and Josh were born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 23 April 1996, which makes them 27 years old as of Erly 2024. The twins teamed up with Sam and Hauck to launch the band Greta Van Fleet when they were in their second year of high school. They began their career playing in local parks and on street corners and performed their first concert (at Fischer Hall) on 25 January 2013.

In 2018, Josh Kiszka’s single, “Safari” was used as a soundtrack in the acclaimed film “Aquaman,” which starred the likes of Jason Momoa, William ‘Willem’ Dafoe, and Amber Heard. In June 2023, Josh disclosed in an Instagram post that he’s gay, and had been dating a mysterious man since 2015.

Jake was named the Best Guitarist of the Year 2021. He inherited his first guitar from his grandmother, and currently plays the 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG model. Jake has disclosed that he’s developed an attachment to the instrument. The guitarist, who’s worth approximately $1.5 million, is dating a woman named Hannah Schooley.

Martha Clifford

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