With bated breath, the arrival of Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) band members was being expected. And with the appearance of the three members: vocalist and keyboardist Jascha Richter, drummer Kare Wanscher and guitarist Mikkel Lentz, the wait was over for those who were keenly waiting for them at Tribhuvan International Airport on November 16. Cameras clicked and flashed as they came into sight.
“Thank You” expressed the drummer Wanscher after a warm welcome of garlands and khadas. “Hi to everyone, thank you for inviting us,” he said as a message for the Nepali audience for whom they are performing on November 19 at Tundikhel. Sharing the feeling upon their first visit to Nepal, Wanscher said, “We are very very excited to be here. We have been waiting this for 20 years as we had performed in Asian countries but never in Nepal.” Moreover, the band is looking forward to have a good time in Nepal.
The preparations have started in full swing, from stage construction to sound system to brisk ticket selling and with the arrival of the band members the excitement has doubled. With all of these, MLTR Live in Concert, organised by ODC Network and Engage Entertainment Solutions, which is the second biggest musical event for Nepal is just round the corner. It certainly calls for a date with MLTR for a beautiful day to drown in their soothing ballads.
MLTR with an entourage of 10 members is surely going to blast the day and even the organising team is gearing up for the concert. “We have imported sound systems that were used in Metallica concert in India recently along with best technicians from India,” informed Manoj Bhatnagar, Managing Director of Engage Entertainment Solutions. He added, “I am excited as well. It is one of my favourite bands since college days.”
With such zeal, not only the band is going to remember their visit, and also Anil Magar, their fan, is not going to forget the day of MLTR’s arrival and is eagerly waiting for the concert. “Blue Night and That’s Why are my favourite songs. I like the music and the lyrics of these songs,” was what Magar, had to say who was very excited and ecstatic. The cherry on top for Magar, along with his friend was when they met the band members by luck. As the students of hospitality institute, they are interning at the airport and during their break from their duty they met their favourite band and excitedly stated, “It was great we took pictures with them.”
It is their soulful songs and lyrics, that have drawn many fans in Nepal and worldwide towards MLTR. And the band is not going disappoint anyone. They will be playing their famous and familiar tracks 25 Minutes, Someday, The Actor, Paint My Love, and Sleeping Child among others as per the vocalist Richter. The Himalayan Times Times is the official print media of the event.