Bio

“You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright,” sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf.

His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica.

Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything in between. His combination of technical skill and onstage charisma has led to him being called a “prodigy” and “an absolute genius” by AJ Sauvé, RBC Bluesfest’s Director of Media Relations.

While the Folk and Blues multi-instrumentalist has more than 400 cover songs in his repertoire, it was his 3rd album, I Can’t Hide (2014), that began Spencer’s road as a songwriter.

Currently in the studio recording material for his 4th album to be released in Spring 2017, he regularly performs at a variety of events and venues, including festivals, pubs, children’s events, art shows, community and private events, such as Ottawa Bluesfest, CityFolk (FolkFest), and many City of Ottawa events. He’s the organist for the Carleton University Ravens Men’s hockey team, and has been featured on CTV Morning Live, Rogers Daytime TV, CBC & CKCU radio.

“One of the most gifted, young musicians in Ottawa is Spencer Scharf. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who dabbles in blues, folk, folk-rock and indie-rock. He’s also a rarity – a finger-plucker on the guitar…let Scharf teach you a lesson on fine music.” – Ben Yung, The Revue.

To book Spencer or send him a message, please visit the Contact Page

Past Events

Oct 2017

Date/Time Event
Oct 21, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Royal Oak - Orleans
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Fall Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 19, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CD Release Show!
Happy Goat Coffee Co., Ottawa Ontario
Oct 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fall Tea for Seniors
Metcalfe Town Hall, Metcalfe Ontario
Oct 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Orleans
Symphony Orleans, Orleans Ontario
Oct 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The John Allaire Show @ Quinn's
Quinn’s Ale House, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 13, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 06, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 01, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 01, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Harvest Market
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Ottawa Ontario

Sep 2017

Date/Time Event
Sep 30, 2017
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
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