Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performed at the Prospect Park bandshell this week as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! In partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance this event helped support other programming throughout the summer.
Alex Ebert, who adopts the Edward Sharpe persona is certainly magnetic. At first glance his look is a bit disheveled. However, once the 12 piece band gets into their groove you’re definitely going to be dancing the night away. He’s very interactive with the crowd which adds something unique to his stage performance. Taking time to sit and talk with the front row, then mossy to the middle of the crowd really made everyone feel as if they had the best seat in the house. The band is captivating and really kept everyones attention. It’s definitely a show that you’ll talk about for years to come.
During the end of the night we had a surprise wedding proposal which sealed the deal for the evening after Frontman Alex offered to pass the mic around for the crowd to share a story. They bring a bit of indie-folk wackiness to the staged but it was definitely a fun filled night of singing, laughing, and good memories. Everyone knew the words when the band began the first few bars of “home” and within seconds the entire crowd was joined together along with the band to close out the night as a whole. The band had really great chemistry with the two openers who later joined them on stage to jam. The amount of soul oozing from the Preservation Jazz Hall band combined with the eclectic vibe of Edward Sharpe was a fantastic fusion that just had everyone enjoying watching such talented musicians just jam and do what they love on stage. You’ll definitely want to put Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on your bucket list!