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.
Sydney's best ever gigs
Bernard Zuel Some of the greatest musical moments this city has seen.
Bernard Zuel This pair brought country, soul, folk and something in between.
Who was at the Last Stand?
Bernard Zuel Big claims, last stands and fond farewells at a world famous room.
New Cold Chisel album
Bernard Zuel One more Entertainment Centre show and one more (at least) record.
Bernard Zuel The Strypes' retro-feel is fast disappearing, and guitarist/songwriter Josh McClorey is OK if that means that some of the older crowd might move on.
More shows by the harbour
Bernard Zuel We might be calling it RockVember as three big acts set up on the harbour's most famous spot in November.
I predict a riot
Bernard Zuel There was tardy, there was very very late and then there was Axl Rose.
Fresh new music reviewed
Bernard Zuel A talent cut short, new Latin sounds from Melbourne and fresh, sharp country with a touch of the '70s.
Country soul hospitality
Bernard Zuel The only thing Tift Merritt does to excess, it seems, is generosity. The last time we spoke, the country soul singer made a blanket invitation to visiting Australians in New York to drop in for soup.
Bernard Zuel The Basics aim at a lot of targets in this album, but none actually land.
Swiping beats listening
Bernard Zuel Clubs and bars aren't the favoured spot for hook-ups any more and music is suffering.
Sharp words over mining
Bernard Zuel Was the Price right or just grumpy?
Just being Miley
Bernard Zuel The Wrecking Ball singer has a theory on why girls, stars or not, are still asking am I not pretty enough?
Bernard Zuel A new poster promoting the final instalment in the Hunger Games franchise has been removed after it was seen to include a four-letter profanity.
Classic rock lives
Bernard Zuel Doing old fashioned rock in new fashion ways is working for this tri-state band.
Bernard Zuel What happens if you rule the world but no one wants to know your troubles?
Heartland pop songs
Bernard Zuel He's got the hits and the crowds, now he needs the depth.
Bernard Zuel Live music is good for the country says new research.
Whose idea is it?
Bernard Zuel An Empire state of mind. But whose mind?
Know your product
Bernard Zuel Is that a trumpet in your hand or are you just happy to be in pictures?