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

Jul 2017

Date/Time Event
Jul 05, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Jul 02, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stella Luna Gelato Café
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 01, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Canada Day @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jul 01, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Canada's 150th Birthday Bash in Greely!
Greely Community Center, Greely Ontario

Jun 2017

Date/Time Event
Jun 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar!
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 24, 2017
12:00 pm
Strawberry Social, BBQ & Yard Sale
St James Anglican Church, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 23, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 18, 2017
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
The Edinburgh
Edinburgh Retirement Residence, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
RBC Bluesfest Concert @ Bayshore!
Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 16, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Jun 11, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar!
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
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