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

Jun 2017

Date/Time Event
Jun 09, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 03, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Jun 02, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Symphony Kanata
Symphony Kanata, Kanata Ontario

May 2017

Date/Time Event
May 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Redwoods
Symphony at the Redwoods, Ottawa Ontario
May 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
May 19, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
May 14, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stirling Park Residence
Stirling Park Residence, Ottawa Ontario
May 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Royal Oak!
Royal Oak – Blair at Pineview, Ottawa Ontario
May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
May 05, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario

Apr 2017

Date/Time Event
Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Bank St!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Bank St, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Spring Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Spring Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Royal Oak!
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
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