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

Apr 2018

Date/Time Event
Apr 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Spring Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 18, 2018
9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Grace O'Malley's - East end
Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Deacon Brodies
Deacon Brodies, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Patty Boland's Guitar on the Bar
Patty Boland’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grace O'Malley's
Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Deacon Brodies
Deacon Brodies, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 01, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario

Mar 2018

Date/Time Event
Mar 31, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Patty Boland's Guitar on the Bar
Patty Boland’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Mill Tavern - Manotick
The Mill Tavern, Manotick Ontario
Mar 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St Patty's Day @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Patty's Day @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Marlborough
Marlborough Pub & Eatery, North Gower Ontario
Mar 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Councillor George Darouze's Irish Tea
Metcalfe Town Hall, Metcalfe Ontario

Feb 2018

Date/Time Event
Feb 28, 2018
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Crushed
Crushed @ Pacific Beach, San Diego California
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