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

Sep 2016

Date/Time Event
Sep 04, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live @ Stella Luna Gelato Café
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario

Aug 2016

Date/Time Event
Aug 31, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Folk Jam with Spencer Scharf
Haliburton Bandshell, Haliburton Ontario
Aug 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Aug 20, 2016
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
West Carlelton Arts Society "Art in the Grass"
Carp Fairgrounds, Carp Ontario
Aug 13, 2016
All Day
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Aug 06, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cumberland Farmer's Market
R.J. Kennedy Community Centre, Cumberland Ontario
Aug 04, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bridlewood Trails
Bridlewood Trails, Kanata Ontario
Aug 01, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Findlay Creek Community Family Fun Day
Diamond Jubilee Park, Findlay Creek, Ottawa Ontario

Jul 2016

Date/Time Event
Jul 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Royal Oak
Royal Oak – Blair at Pineview, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 03, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live @ Stella Luna Gelato Café
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 02, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario

Jun 2016

Date/Time Event
Jun 30, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Symphony Kanata
Symphony Kanata, Kanata Ontario
Jun 26, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Guitar Show
Glebe Community Center, Ottawa Ontario

May 2016

Date/Time Event
May 21, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Spring Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
May 20, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spencer & Natalie @ Tea Party Café
The Tea Party Café, Ottawa Ontario
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