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

Dec 2016

Date/Time Event
Dec 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 12, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Dec 04, 2016
8:00 am - 11:00 am
FCCA Breakfast with Santa
Fred Barrett Arena, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 03, 2016 - Dec 04, 2016
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Live @ Hunter's Public House!
Hunter’s Public House, Ottawa Ontario
Dec 03, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario

Nov 2016

Date/Time Event
Nov 27, 2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
An Afternoon of Music & Sweets
St. Andrews United Church, Metcalfe Ontario
Nov 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - UQTR @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 26, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
House Concert
The Knoyle Residence, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live @ Royal Oak
Royal Oak – Blair at Pineview, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Concordia @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 19, 2016
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Nov 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live on CKCU-FM 93.1 Radio
CKCU-FM 93.1, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Live @ Stella Luna Gelato Café
Stella Luna Gelato Café, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Windsor @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Nov 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Windsor @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
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