Real McCoy is a German Eurodance/pop music project that was internationally successful throughout the 1990s with the hit singles “Another night”, “Run away” and “Come and get your love”.
Initially known as M.C.Sar & The Real McCoy, the collective released their debut single, a cover version of Technotronic’s “Pump up the jam” in late 1989. It reached top twenty in Germany.
After some European hits, rapper Olaf Jeglitza & co. met the worldwide success with the monster hit “Another night” in 1993 taken from their second album “Space invaders” (known as “Another night” album in US).
Real McCoy returned in 1997 with a new line up and a new album “One more time”. It failed to chart and the group split up soon.
Since then Olaf continued producing music for other artists including German boy band B3 and eventually began appearing once again under the name the Real McCoy.
In 2006 Jeglitza represented Poland, with pop band Ich Troje, in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. The song “Follow my heart” finished eleventh in the semi-final.
Recently, Real McCoy returned to live-performing with Olaf and original studio singer Karin Kasar as members.
About the possibility of new music, he said: “Of course we have talked for endless hours about new material. And of course we asked many people about it and got them involved. I would lie if I’d deny the truckloads of masters we already produced but eventually decided to destroy last week! But, seriously, it’s a tricky thing. Everything is possible but not always necessary”.