With their latest release “Singer In a Country Band” (2019), South City Revival continues to put their spin on “Chicago Country”. The new single is a quintessential blend of country and rock and roll that demonstrates their diverse influences: from Red Dirt artists such as Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers Band to classic rock icons like Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.
Fate brought Southside musicians Joe Pacelli (vocals/acoustic guitar), John Quinn (electric guitar), Mike Fitzgerald (bass), Jose “Pino” Perez (drums), and Brendan Linnane (guitar/pedal steel) together on a snowy, Chicago night in the parking lot of a Western Ave. bar. Although some of their musical journeys had crossed paths before, after discussing influences and ambitions, they exchanged information, and their paths became one.
Since forming in 2016, the band has spent their time crafting songs and sharpening up their live show — opening up for bands such as Reckless Kelly, A Thousand Horses, Little Texas, and The Black Lillies.
In 2017, South City Revival teamed up with Chicago engineer/producer Mike Hagler (Wilco, Waco Brothers, OK Go) to record their self-titled, debut EP at his Humboldt Park Studio — Kingsize Sound Labs. The release features a captivating blend of story driven songwriting and high energy, live studio performances. The band is currently recording their upcoming LP, due out early 2020.