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.
North coast festival's lineup
Bernard Zuel Small but perfectly formed festival returns.
Bernard Zuel You could call this stoner rock, riffs tumble down steep inclines here and then run into solid walls of heaviosity.
Americana festival comes to Sydney
Bernard Zuel Country music for city folks comes to Sydney's fringes.
Bernard Zuel New music from the worlds of electronica, classical, rock and neo-soul.
Bernard Zuel New music from the worlds of classical, rock and neo-soul.
Bernard Zuel Patsy and Edina in the south of France: warn le gendarmes.
Adult pop star
Bernard Zuel It's new label, old shoes and the promise of high quality pop from Josh Pyke's fifth album, so you can leave your pants on.
Vince joins Mel
Bernard Zuel One time comedic actor continues his move into drama.
Bernard Zuel The soul man loves one of the great Australian love stories and wants everyone to know.
Soul pop revue
Bernard Zuel Local guest vocalists and the ghost of Amy Winehouse put on a big show that was missing one thing - the man himself, Mark Ronson.
Bernard Zuel Has an activist group convinced the federal government to block the return of the controversial rapper?
Bernard Zuel We'll gave them what for and showed them what Australians can do when called on for the great battles of life.
Bernard Zuel We had hoicked our packs on our backs joyfully, egging each other on for this great adventure. We'll be home by Christmas, mother.
Report from Splendour
Bernard Zuel The inside dirt on what was happening in the muddy fields halfway through Byron Bay's winter music festival.
Bernard Zuel The sun stayed away, but then so did the rain until mid evening, on day one of Splendour in the Grass.
Bernard Zuel Some strange things are happening at music festivals. And we don't mean drugs, as there are far fewer in evidence at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay this weekend than you find at a regular big...
Bernard Zuel If Mark Ronson had to create a soundtrack for world peace, it would include a little Uptown Funk, but no Shaggy.
Bernard Zuel We take new (and old) releases from Veruca Salt, Jim Keays, Tina Turner, Revelers and the Who for a spin.
Pop songs with bite
Bernard Zuel Effortless charisma is just one of the qualities that separates Jenny Lewis from the crowd. The other? She's just better than them, as she proved in this headline gig at the Metro.
Bernard Zuel Racists are not the voice of Australia says singing legend.