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

Apr 2017

Date/Time Event
Apr 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar!
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 09, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live @ Stella Luna Gelato Café!
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 09, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kitchen Party
Restaurant Chez Gerry, Gatineau QC
Apr 08, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar!
FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 07, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 02, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Apr 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa

Mar 2017

Date/Time Event
Mar 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Mar 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Bank St!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Bank St, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Singing for the Cure
All Saints Church, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 19, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Unity Spiritual Center
Unity Spiritual Center, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 18, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St Patty's Day @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
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