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

Feb 2018

Date/Time Event
Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Patty Boland's Guitar on the Bar
Patty Boland’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 11, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 04, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 03, 2018 - Feb 04, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Mill Tavern - Manotick
The Mill Tavern, Manotick Ontario
Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 03, 2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Marlborough
Marlborough Pub & Eatery, North Gower Ontario
Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 02, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Patty Boland's Guitar on the Bar
Patty Boland’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Ottawa Ontario

Jan 2018

Date/Time Event
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 26, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Royal Oak - Orleans
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 25, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSCA Seniors Tea
Rideauview Community Centre, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 16, 2018
12:00 am
Carlingwood Retirement
Carlingwood Retirement, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 12, 2018 - Jan 13, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ The Waterfront Gastropub
Waterfront Gastropub, Carleton Place Ontario
Jan 06, 2018
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lumbertown Ale House
Lumbertown Ale House, Arnprior Ontario
Jan 05, 2018 - Jan 06, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Mill Tavern - Manotick
The Mill Tavern, Manotick Ontario

Dec 2017

Date/Time Event
Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
New Year's Eve @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 30, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Royal Oak - Orleans
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
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