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

May 2013

Date/Time Event
May 04, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Place in the ‘Prior
Our Place in the ‘Prior, Arnprior Ontario
May 04, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alive @ 25! Block Party at Centrepointe Theatre
Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa ONTARIO

Apr 2013

Date/Time Event
Apr 28, 2013
4:00 pm
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 27, 2013
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 20, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 13, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Spring into Art Conference, West Carleton Arts Society
Carp Memorial Hall, Carp Ontario
Apr 06, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Place in the ‘Prior
Our Place in the ‘Prior, Arnprior Ontario
Apr 05, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Spring Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario

Mar 2013

Date/Time Event
Mar 17, 2013
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rose of Tralee Event, Irish Ambassador's Residence
Irish Ambassador’s Residence, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 17, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario

Feb 2013

Date/Time Event
Feb 24, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 23, 2013 - Feb 24, 2013
9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Lorenzo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
Lorenzo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 02, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Place in the ‘Prior
Our Place in the ‘Prior, Arnprior Ontario

Jan 2013

Date/Time Event
Jan 19, 2013 - Jan 20, 2013
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Lorenzo’s Sports Bar
Lorenzo’s Sports Bar, Ottawa Ontario

Dec 2012

Date/Time Event
Dec 31, 2012 - Jan 01, 2013
9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Lorenzo’s Sports Bar
Lorenzo’s Sports Bar, Ottawa Ontario
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