Since forming in 2016, the band has spent their time crafting songs and honing their live shows - headlining venues throughout the midwest and supporting bands such as Sister Hazel, Reckless Kelly, A Thousand Horses, Little Texas, Vandoliers and The Black Lillies. In early 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
2018 saw South City Revival embark on 85 live dates across the Midwest - all while each member maintained full time employment: the dreaded day job. After various obstacles and setbacks in early 2019, the band finally reconvened with Hagler on their recent effort, "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire”. “We’re eager to hit the road in support of the album,” said Pacelli.