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Pelican Zen is a performance duo who plays a mix of covers and originals.
Karen Bonham is the lead singer/songwriter and guitar player.
Jennifer Emmett is the percussionist on cajon, djembe, shakers and at times singing and harmonica.
Check out our Live from the Shack Performance. Find us on Facebook @pelicanzenduo

We have a Yamaha Stagepas PA System which is suitable for small to medium size venues.

Hourly rate $120 + gst Minimum 2 hours Maximum 4 hours.
+ Travel more than 50 km from Mackay CBD - 50 cents per km + $25 per hour + accommodation if required


Zenith Rhythms is a drumming, singing and movement performance ensemble. Find us on Facebook @zenithrhythm
Tradition African Rhythms and other music styles.

1 x 15 to 20 minute performance $150 + gst
2 x 15 to 20 minute performances (with in a 2 hour time slot) $210 + gst

+ Travel more than 50 km from Mackay CBD - 50 cents per km + $25 per hour   + accommodation if required


Community Drum Circles
Pelican Zen runs community drums circles at community events, functions, corporate events and team development. Find us on Facebook Mackay Community Drum Circle
We have 20 adult size djembe drums (also suitable for kids to use) + 4 x kids cajons
Attendees can easily join in the drumming fun for a few minutes or the whole session.

1 x 30 minute drum circle - $180 + gst
2 x 30 minute drum circles (within a 2 hour time slot) $260 + gst
3 x 30 minute drum circles (within a 3 hour time slot) $320 + gst
+ Travel more than 50 km from Mackay CBD - 50 cents per km + $25 per hour   + accommodation if required

For an even more exciting and diverse Community Drum Circle contact our friends from Embellish Bellydance and/or Voodoo Fire Theatre we love to work with them.

Djembe Drumming Workshops
Pelican Zen delivers djembe drumming workshops for those who want to learn the basics of djembe drumming and team development events.
For people who have never learnt the basics of African Drumming and those who want a refresher. Including How to hold the drum, hose to produce the three main sounds on the drum and how to put those sounds together to make a rhythm and join in the drumming circle.
Attendees under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is delivered for adult learners and not suitable for under 10 years of age.
Minimum 6 and maximum 20 attendees - Includes the use of our adult size djembe drums.

60 minute workshop - $250 + gst for up to 10 participants ($10 + gst for each extra participant)
90 minute workshop - $300 + gst for up to 10 participants ($10 + gst for each extra participant)
120 minute workshop + 15 minute break - $340 + gst for up to 10 participants ($10 + gst for each extra participant)
Please feel welcome to contact us to discuss alternative workshop options.
+ Travel more than 50 km from Mackay CBD - 50 cents per km + $25 per hour
+ accommodation if required




If you need social media support,  photography, video or sound recording we recommend Cherrie Hughes Social Media and Photography and One2 AV Productions aka Simon Pope.

Both Karen and Jen have day jobs and we regularly perform on weekends so it is a good idea to contact us early to let us know the dates of you event. pelicanzen@gmail.com.au 0409 543 702.