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

Jun 2018

Date/Time Event
Jun 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Uke Workshop / Jam
Vibration Studios, Osgoode Ontario
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 2 Grands
The 2 Grands, Arnprior Ontario
Jun 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal Oak - Hunt Club / Uplands
Royal Oak – Hunt Club, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 10, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event - Ottawa Blues Society
Private venue, Ottawa
Jun 10, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kitchen Party
Restaurant Chez Gerry, Gatineau QC
Jun 09, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Gower Farmer's Market
North Gower Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 03, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Jun 02, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grace O'Malley's
Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 02, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2018 Lemonade Standemonium - Cancer Fundraiser
AMPED Sports Lab & Ice Complex, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 01, 2018
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
South Branch Bistro
South Branch Bistro, Kemptville Ontario

May 2018

Date/Time Event
May 31, 2018 - Jun 01, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Barley Mow - Stittsville
Barley Mow – Stittsville, Stittsville Ontario
May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 2 Grands
The 2 Grands, Arnprior Ontario
May 26, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Gower Farmer's Market
North Gower Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Ontario
May 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
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