As the lascivious Douglas Reynholm in The IT Crowd and Todd Rivers in Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, comic actor Matt Berry is the definition of unreconstructed manhood. However alongside turns in numerous TV comedy shows and voice-overs, Berry is an accomplished musician and singer, composing music for shows including Steve Coogan’s Saxondale and his own BBC3 series Snuff Box. His second album, Witchhazel (Acid Jazz) reflected his love of gentle psychedelia and 1970s British folk, and includes the theme from Toast of London, his C4 pilot about a jobbing actor and one of the funniest shows of 2012. This rare outing offers a chance to experience new album, Kill The Wolf, in the month of its release.

Wed 15 May, Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, M1 1QB. 7.30pm, £14, @porksmith

Wed 15 May
Joe Cairns
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Sun 12 May 2013