Bernard Zuel

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

Goodbye and thanks for all the gigs

On the way out after a quarter century at Fairfax, a love letter to the enduring ability of music (and journalism) to refresh, excite and renew.

Kronos Quartet – John Sherba, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington –
 arehappy to explore any musical corner.

Music's perpetual students

This "classical" group don't see divisions, they see only new lessons to learn and styles to absorb, from minimalism to tango to folk songs.

D D Dumbo (EG, June 16)

Still better than Hoobastank

What's in a name? Oliver Perry is anything but dumb, his musical life as D D Dumbo about to go worldwide. Because, or despite, the name?

New Zealand superstar Lorde announces a November tour of outdoor shows while Harry Styles adds arena shows in 2018.

Good Lorde it's Harry Styles too

The one-time One Direction star backs up November shows with more next year while the Kiwi superstar comes out in November to play under the stars.

Dapper Kirin J. Callinan, never knowingly unglamorous.

Bravura bravado to burn

If you've got some flamboyance and some front, anything is possible, even getting the most famous scream in Australian music on your album.