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

Feb 2017

Date/Time Event
Feb 03, 2017 - Feb 04, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario

Jan 2017

Date/Time Event
Jan 28, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Wilfrid Laurier @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Nipissing @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maplewood
Maplewood, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live @ Kaffé 1870!
Kaffé 1870, Wakefield Quebec
Jan 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Laurentian @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - UOIT @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Jan 06, 2017 - Jan 07, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Royal Oak!
Royal Oak – Orleans, Ottawa Ontario

Dec 2016

Date/Time Event
Dec 31, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ogilvie Villa
Ogilvie Villa, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Dec 26, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 20, 2016
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Bridlewood Trails
Bridlewood Trails, Kanata Ontario
Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
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