MLTR is a soft rock/pop rock band, that has been active since 1988 and has published a number of multi platinum selling albums and hit singles. Among their best selling hits are ballads as The Actor, That’s Why You Go Away, and Paint My Love. Their name is a tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson. The group was formed in 1988 by singer, songwriter and keyboard player Jascha Richter (b. 1963), drummer Kare Wanscher (b. 1969), guitarist and producer Mikkel Lentz (b. 1968) and Soren Madsen (b. 1967) in Aarhus, Denmark. The group now consists of 3 members. The group started as a little cafe band, but soon won the annual talent contest in Aarhus in July 1988.