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

Mar 2017

Date/Time Event
Mar 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Patty's Day @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irish Tea in Metcalfe
Metcalfe Town Hall, Metcalfe Ontario
Mar 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live @ Stella Luna Gelato Café!
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 11, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Kaffé 1870!
Kaffé 1870, Wakefield Quebec
Mar 10, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Ralph's Sports Bar - Downtown!
Ralph’s Sports Bar – Downtown, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 06, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Orleans
Symphony Orleans, Orleans Ontario
Mar 05, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Unity Spiritual Center
Unity Spiritual Center, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 04, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 04, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Live @ Black Irish Pub!
Black Irish Pub, Ottawa Ontario
Mar 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Royal Oak!
Royal Oak – Blair at Pineview, Ottawa Ontario

Feb 2017

Date/Time Event
Feb 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live on CKCU-FM 93.1 Radio
CKCU-FM 93.1, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 11, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 11, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Royal Oak!
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario
Feb 05, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Redwoods
Symphony at the Redwoods, Ottawa Ontario
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