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 2012

Date/Time Event
Sep 08, 2012
9:00 am - 10:00 am
YMCA / YWCA
YMCA / YWCA, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 06, 2012
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 01, 2012
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Place in the ‘Prior
Our Place in the ‘Prior, Arnprior Ontario

Aug 2012

Date/Time Event
Aug 31, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakpark Retirement Residence
Oakpark Retirement Residence, Ottawa Ontario
Aug 18, 2012
9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Exciters Nightclub
Exciters Nightclub, Arnprior Ontario
Aug 18, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
West Carlelton Arts Society Artstravaganza
Carp Fairgrounds, Carp Ontario
Aug 11, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art in Strathcona Park
Strathcona Park, Ottawa Ontario
Aug 06, 2012
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Findlay Creek Community Family Fun Day
Butterfly Park, Ottawa Ontario
Aug 05, 2012
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship
Loughborough Lake Holiday Park, Kingston Ontario

Jul 2012

Date/Time Event
Jul 18, 2012
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smiling Buddha Bar
Smiling Buddha Bar, Toronto Ontario
Jul 14, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ottawa Bluesfest
The Barney Danson Theatre, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 13, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ottawa Bluesfest
Rideau Centre, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 12, 2012
9:40 am - 9:50 am
CTV Morning Live
CTV Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario

Jun 2012

Date/Time Event
Jun 17, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Ottawa South Community Association Art Show
Windsor Park, Ottawa Ontario
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