MLTR is a European 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 songs are smooth ballads such as "The Actor", "Take Me to Your Heart", and "Paint My Love", including many others. 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) alongside drummer Kare Wanscher (b.