Since joining Fairfax in 1992, Bernard has been an editor and written on education, roads and local politics. These days, he specialises in music and is the senior music writer and reviewer.
Leave Keira Knightley alone: The Begin Again star isn't the only actress-singer who can't really sing
Bernard Zuel Keira Knightley has copped stick for playing a singer despite not having a great singing voice, but she's far from the first, or the worst.
Bernard Zuel There's a chance for one more hit for the Angels' Doc Neeson, two months after his death.
Bernard Zuel Barely into his 20s and with one album behind him, Sydney producer Flume has been named the most influential person in Australian dance music.
Bernard Zuel You can sell your unwanted festival tickets for as much or as little as you want with the approval of organisers.
Bernard Zuel Neither mother nor pop star, Jenny Lewis writes about American life brlliantly
Bernard Zuel Four albums in and Kate Miller-Heidke is not just comfortable writing and performing but is growing more confident as a songwriter for hire.
Bernard Zuel If Splendour In The Grass 2014 were a movie, it would probably be The Year (before) My Voice Broke.
Bernard Zuel Fourteen years of hard graft, has seen New York band Gaslight Anthem's take on classic rock with a punk edge hit the mainstream reports Bernard Zuel.
Bernard Zuel Fan were not going to let a small thing like the surprise presence of sun, warmth and dry change their Splendour In The Grass habits.
Bernard Zuel Names can be made and stardom predicted at the Splendour In The Grass music festival, the latest version of which is spread across three days in Byron Bay this weekend.
Bernard Zuel If there is going to be a bone of contention on the national tour being undertaken by Clare Bowditch and Adalita Srsen we are assured by one of the participants that it is not likely to be over their...
Bernard Zuel Indigenous hip-hop emerged as a response to ''the poverty lifestyle'', says former Essendon AFL player and now record label boss Nathan Lovett-Murray, but it could provide the next Australian musical...
Bernard Zuel A debut album full of energy shows teenage pop isn't a dirty word in the hands of Australia's 5 Seconds Of Summer
Bernard Zuel Having the Presets replace the withdrawn London Grammar on the Splendour in the Grass bill this weekend may be seen as a good save.
Bernard Zuel Fairfax music critics from Melbourne and Sydney pick their best albums of the year. Check them out, buy them - but please don't download them for free!
Bernard Zuel This Sydney band dip into history for the future
Bernard Zuel You should not call what Fiona Joy does new age music. That's old thinking says the pianist and composer. By Bernard Zuel.
Bernard Zuel Four women delve into country music, with albums that veer from the middle of the road to 'heading for the ditch'.
Bernard Zuel Independent musicians are promised better treatment in the digital world.
Bernard Zuel Gothic and compelling, Grammy-winning Lorde is still a work in progress