Founding Verve member Nick McCabe made his first live appearance in eight years at the weekend (July 22). The guitarist joined Bristol band The Nova Saints (formerly Spencer, see below post for more info) The Nova Saints onstage during their performance at Ashton Court Festival in Bristol. It was the first time McCabe has played live since quitting The Verve following their homecoming show at Haigh Hall, Wigan in 1998.
McCabe - who has been working closely with the unsigned five-piece on recordings for the past year - was welcomed onstage for the band's final song, the appropriately titled 'The Last Song', to play guitar on the track which is heavily indebted to Verve guitarist's early work.
Since quitting The Verve eight years ago, McCabe has worked with both John Martyn and The Music, but has kept a relatively low public profile. Some of the guitarist's work with The Nova Saints can be heard on their MySpace.com site