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 2017

Date/Time Event
Sep 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Redwoods
Symphony at the Redwoods, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hunter's Public House
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 22, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CHUO 89.1 FM - Live Show with English Phil!
University of Ottawa Morisset Library, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 15, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 09, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
MP Pierre Poilievre's Canada 150 Community BBQ
Rideauview Community Centre, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 08, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 02, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Royal Oak - Orleans
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 01, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario

Aug 2017

Date/Time Event
Aug 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Aug 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Aug 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Uke Workshop / Jam
Vibration Studios, Osgoode Ontario
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