A CAPACITY crowd at the O2 Academy stomped their feet, pumped their fists and screamed their hearts out to the You Me At Six songs that they have cherished for 10 long years.

The rock band visited Bournemouth for one of their 10 special Take Off Your Colours 10th anniversary shows and they did not disappoint.

After they entered the stage in darkness and dropped into the bars of their debut album's opening track The Truth Is a Terrible Thing it was obvious their adoring fans had a memorable night in store.

Lead singer Josh Franceschi, who first sang the Take Off Your Colours album as a teenager, delivered an energetic performance at the front of stage.

As the band nailed down the classics in the order they appeared on the album, including Gossip, Save It for the Bedroom, Take Off Your Colours and You've Made Your Bed (So Sleep in It), the 28-year-old vocalist at times took the role of conductor to the crowd who bellowed the lyrics back at him.

A change of pace came with Tigers and Sharks ahead of If I Were in Your Shoes. Franceschi a moment to reflect on how far the group of Surrey musicians had come and the importance of their first record.

He highlighted a gig upstairs in the Bournemouth venue – when it was known as the Opera House – ahead of their first appearance at Reading Festival in 2008.

Franceschi said the seaside town was always a special place for the band and then he led a moving rendition of Always Attract, with the acoustic chords provided by lead guitarist Chris Miller.

A short break came after the final two tracks from the original album.

The group then emerged and Franceschi declared "that was then, this is now" before setting off into some of the bands more recent work.

This included Fast Forward and I O U from their latest release VI. They returned to their earlier collection with fan favourites Finders Keepers and Kiss and Tell, which both appeared on the deluxe version of Take Off Your Colours.

The night closed with a power performance of Underdog to cap off an invigorating 90-minute celebration of music.

Support bands Marmozets and The Xcerts delivered solid sets, with the former's final number Major System Error a particular stand out.

However, the night was all about You Me At Six – a band that always showed gratitude for the fans who were with them from the very beginning and played such a big part in their journey.