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.
Bernard Zuel A bit too much talk when the songs have the best stories
Bernard Zuel Kate Bush wants fans not to film during her concerts. Is she asking too much? Is she too late?
Mullum Music Fest
Bernard Zuel Rock, Americana, funk and French all part of the Mullum Festival lineup this year
Bernard Zuel Singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke enjoys testing herself and leapt at Opera Australia's The Rabbits project.
Bernard Zuel A 'no dickheads' policy at Meredith bans offensive behaviour including wearing Native American headwear.
Bernard Zuel With a second iTunes hit, this time at number one, and recent worldwide chart debuts for an EP which has only come out today, Australian teenager Troye Sivan may be about to transcend the tag of...
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Spoon, the Forrest McDonald Band, Tiny Hearts and King Creosote for a spin.
Bernard Zuel Actor turns singer. Yes, another one. Guy Pearce isn't the first and he isn't the worst.
Bernard Zuel It's the biggest selling album in Australia this week and it's dull.
Bernard Zuel Albert Productions, the record label behind AC/DC, Stevie Wright, the Easybeats and so many more, have shaped Aussie rock by backing their signings to the hilt.
John Shand, Barney Zwartz, Bernard Zuel This week's CD reviews run from Latin Rock to classical to pop.
Bernard Zuel Jenny Lewis, Ryan Adams and Gaslight Anthem have something in common: they are at the halfway point between comfortable career and precarious existence, between purely commercial and ideologically...
Bernard Zuel The song which reignited Joan Jett’s career began life as a B-side for a little remembered Anglo-American rock band of the mid ‘70s.
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.