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.
Five festivals in one
Bernard Zuel Everyone has their own version of St Jerome's Laneway Festival. This is just one, or five, of them.
Martin Boulton and Bernard Zuel Mercurial and unpredictable, the usually flamboyant Prince now will be up close and personal.
Voices smooth and menacing
Bernard Zuel The return of major figures from the '70s and '90s and one of the finest voices in modern jazz offer a stylish spread.
Ten best Australian albums
Bernard Zuel The most prestigious award, with one of the biggest prizes, in Australian music is down to a final 10.
Snake in Warne's trousers
Bernard Zuel The mystery guest everyone expected brought the ego, the tan and a box full of creepy crawlies to the jungle.
Bernard Zuel Songwriters may not be the stars but they are the powerhouse of pop music. Here's what you do with the songs others discard.
American music's roots
From the Hunger Games to opera and bluegrass, Rhiannon Giddens unlocks the secrets of the American voice
Bernard Zuel An interpreter of all kinds of roots music finds the heart of America black and white.
Bernard Zuel Still no woman winning the 100 song countdown of the Triple J audience's favourite tracks of 2015.
Bernard Zuel An alternative 100 great songs and a new national day were on the agenda for a radio station and one of Australia's biggest groups.
Finding folk lines
Bernard Zuel One a veteran of more than 50 years, the other barely a decade into her career, two Americans tap into very different folk traditions.
Making this room home
Bernard Zuel The room may not seem appropriate but that didn't seem to matter when the dancing started.
Magic of harp and voice
Bernard Zuel Long songs, elaborate tales and the happiness of a confident and not really so odd musical performer.
Four fresh new albums
Bernard Zuel An electronic look at humans and replicants,a Latin music flowering, tense new rock and reworked folk rock.
Electronic music for the ages
Bernard Zuel The electronic five-piece are ageing with their audience but still want to make them dance.
Performance art meets pop
Bernard Zuel Free associating, happily bizarre and occasionally very musical, this was a weird collision of art house, cabaret and pop.
Bernard Zuel If you've resisted til now. If you think it's all a bit of a loose indie rock thing that doesn't even have the energy to be slack. Forgedaboutit. Courtney Barnett still has it.
Finding god in details
Bernard Zuel Finding god in sun, sand and sex has transformed the frontman of this once-tense London quartet. Now there's almost peace.
Searching for middle ground
Bernard Zuel Forget the highs and lows, Josh Pyke would prefer steady steps on the "path of heart" even if it's anything but sexy.
Pop star still learning
Bernard Zuel An impressive first album and a strong connection with fans gives an inexperienced Perth's Troye Sivan a great base on which to build.
How little we knew
Bernard Zuel and Lucy Cormack Only those closest to him knew the truth about his health though maybe the secret was in the songs after all.