The Faces play with Rod Stewart for the first time in forty years – watch

Stewart had stayed away from the 70s rock band's various returns for more than four decades

The Faces have performed together for the first time in forty years, with Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones (the three surviving members) playing at a Prostate Cancer UK gig at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey last night (September 5).

Stewart had been absent from the band since 1975, and played a seven-song set in which he shared jokes with the other members, according to The Telegraph.

At one point, Stewart said to Wood “Ronnie, you want a drink? Oh no, you don’t do that anymore”, while Rolling Stones man Wood joked about singing in key.

The Faces scored a UK number one with their fourth and final album ‘Ooh La La’ back in 1973, and also hit the UK singles top ten with ‘Cindy Incidentally’ (a number two single), ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Pool Hall Richard’. The band formed from the remnants of The Small Faces, and lasted five and a half successful years in their original incarnation in the early 70s.

Get a very brief taste of last night’s action below:

In advance of the gig, Jones said “The years of The Faces were some of the best of my life and I’m so proud to have been a part of the band. I’m unbelievably excited to have the opportunity to get up on stage with Rod and Ronnie again.”

The Faces have previously played a number of shows minus Rod Stewart, and toured with Mick Hucknall on lead vocals for a few shows in 2010 and 2011. They announced their plans for this one-off reunion last month.