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MLTR gears up to rock Kolkata tonight

MLTR gears up to rock Kolkata tonight

India Blooms News Service | 17 Dec 2015, 07:19 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IBNS) In Kolkata for the very first time, members of Danish soft rock band Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR), who will be performing here at the CCFC later on Thursday, said that they are feeling excited to perform in the 'City of Joy'.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, MLTR member Kare Wanscher said, "Fantastic for us to be here. We wanted to be here for a long time. It has been twenty years."

The band members also jokingly said, "Hope it is not the last time."

When asked what took them so long to come to Kolkata and perform, Kare Wanscher said, "Ask the concert promoters here. What took them so long?"

On their favourite Indian venue, he said, "The North- East is a very special place and . Especially in Dimapur, Nagaland. People were so friendly there. They cheered us through and  we expecting similar response  here."

Though the band admitted that they are not regular followers of Indian music, Jascha Richter, a band member, said that he occasionally listens to legendary sitar player Pt. Ravi Shankar.

When quizzed if they have any plans about collaborating with an Indian artist, Kare Wanscher jokingly said that they are still waiting for a phone call from Indian musicians and even Bollywood.

"We are waiting for a phone call from Bollywoood," Wanscher joked, while admitting, "We don't want to collaborate much. We want to stick to our own style and stay true to our fans."

MLTR, who's been touring Asia for the past two decades said that they are very much affected by their personal life and that love plays an important role in their music.

When asked if their music has evolved, Mikkel Lentz responded, "No. We don't evolve. We are not a part of the current trend."

The band also made clear that they fear no competition from other bands as their genre of music is very different from others.

About their continued success, Mikkel Lentz said, "We are very proud that we don't have to walk naked to get noticed."

The band also hailed the online music platforms and music streaming sites.

"Online is necessary. It gives you the freedom to choose," all the band members together said as they voiced their supports for the platforms.

Though they said they are working on new songs, the band denied the news of a full length studio album any time soon.

Band members,  however, said that they have a new single ready which they will be singing in the concert in Kolkata.

When asked, what advice would they give to upcoming bands, MLTR members, "Have the courage. Trust your self, have the intuition."

(Reporting by Sudipto Maity)

MLTR gears up to rock Kolkata tonight

India Blooms News Service
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