Kelly Jones blasts out a version of the Temptations' 'My Girl'...

STEREOPHONICS singer KELLY JONES joined THE CROCKETTS on stage for a cover of THE TEMPTATIONS song, ‘MY GIRL’, at a pub in BIRMINGHAM last night (December 20), NME.COM can reveal.

The Crocketts are ending the year by playing two low-key fan shows at the Birmingham Fleece and Firkin, the first of which took place last night. The band are using the shows to perform B-sides and cover versions, and for the encore, Jones joined the band for the track.

One eyewitness told NME.COM that the appearance was “totally unexpected”. She continued: “They played a mad set, and the evening had a real Christmas feel to it. When Kelly came on it was the perfect end to a storming evening!”

A spokesperson for The Crocketts told NME.COM the idea was hatched at a Christmas party the band threw for close friends last weekend. She said: “Kelly was at the party and they came up with the idea over too much absinthe!”

The performance was a carbon copy of Jones’ performance at Stereophonics bassist Richard Jones wedding in Suffolk last month. At the wedding reception, The Crocketts played live, and were joined by Jones for a cover of the same song.

NME.COM are currently giving you the chance to see an exclusive video interview with Kelly Jones, recorded on the road on his recent solo acoustic tour.

To see that, and also to watch Jones perform an acoustic version of new track ‘Step On My Old Size Nines’, Click here…