Sunday, September 6, 2015

VIDEO: Rod Stewart and The Faces reunite for UK charity benefit

The surviving members of The Faces Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Kenney Jones – reunited Saturday for a charity performance benefitting Prostate Cancer UK.

The group’s seven-song set at the Hurtwood Polo Club included "I Feel So Good," "Ooh La La," "Stay With Me," "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything" and "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller" alongside a pair of Stewart's Faces-assisted solo tracks, "(I Know) I'm Losing You" and "I'd Rather Go Blind."

The September 5 evening was the charity’s third annual concert, co-organized by Stewart and Jones, who battled prostate cancer himself in 2013.

Following the show, Stewart tweeted, “A perfect rockin’ evening with my mates @RonnieWood @KenneyJones! #FacesReunion.”

Wood followed suit, writing, “Had me a real good time tonight THANK YOU! xx @ProstateUK @KenneyJones @rodstewart.”

Jones added, “What an amazing night last night was! The biggest thank you to everyone involved.”

The Faces were formed in 1969 by members of the Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie.

Faces bassist Ronnie Lane quit the group in 1973; he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1977 and died from pneumonia in Colorado in 1997.

The group disbanded in 1975 as Stewart’s solo career took off and Wood joined the Rolling Stones.

The Faces/Small Faces were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012; keyboardist Ian McLagan passed away following a stroke last December.

The Faces
Hurtwood Polo Club – September 5, 2015

“I Feel So Good”
“You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything”
“Ooh La La”
“I’d Rather Go Blind”
“(I Know) I’m Losing You”
“Stay With Me”
“Sweet Little Rock & Roller”

See also:

The Faces: Rod Stewart talks Rock Hall induction