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Mick simply wows the fans at Faces reunion

Ronnie Wood congratulated former Faces lead singer Rod Stewart on the news he and his wife Penny Lancaster were expecting another baby at the band's first reunion concert.

Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall replaced Stewart who chose not to rejoin the band at last night's gig.

Many fans of the 1970s rock group, known for hits such as Stay With Me and I'd Rather Go Blind, expressed surprise at the decision to bring in Hucknall as lead singer but he managed to win over the crowd.

Kicking off their reunion tour at a concert held by American Express at the British Music Experience at London's O2 Arena, Hucknall ran through the hits to rapturous applause.

Playing to an audience of 400 people, it was an intimate gig for lead guitarist Wood, who went on to play for The Rolling Stones when Faces split up in 1975. He was joined by two fellow original Faces members - drummer Kenney Jones and keyboard player Ian McLagan.

Former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock completes the line-up for the reunion tour.

Wood congratulated Stewart on the news he was to become a father again.

"Good luck to him, he's a great dad," he said.

Speaking before their performance, the rocker said it was "magic" having Hucknall sing with the band.