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.

Suggs, third from the left, with fellow members of Madness.

Not yet yesterday's men

Showing that they're not yet yesterday's men, the ska pioneers pulled out the moves, and the fez, to make up for flat spots.

Andrew Bird found himself getting personal with his new album after the birth of his son.

Andrew Bird gets (more) serious

Discovering the pleasures and pain of real adulthood at 43 has pushed the violinist, whistler and singer/songwriter into new, sometimes uncomfortable, areas.