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

Nov 2016

Date/Time Event
Nov 06, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kitchen Party
Restaurant Chez Gerry, Gatineau QC

Oct 2016

Date/Time Event
Oct 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Toronto @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alta Vista Manor
Alta Vista Manor, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - Ryerson @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 26, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fall Tea for Seniors
Metcalfe Town Hall, Metcalfe Ontario
Oct 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Fall Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nepean Fine Arts League, Fall Art Show & Sale
Ukrainian Hall, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 15, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private event
Private venue, Ottawa
Oct 14, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tea Party Café
The Tea Party Café, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 12, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Café Nostalgica
Café Nostalgica, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 08, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton U Ice House - RMC @ Carleton Ravens
Ice House – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario
Oct 02, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Harvest Market
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Ottawa Ontario

Sep 2016

Date/Time Event
Sep 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open House - former All Saints Church / Community Hub
All Saints Church, Ottawa Ontario
Sep 16, 2016
10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
John St. Pub
John Street Pub, Arnprior, Arnprior Ontario
Sep 10, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
MP Pierre Poilievre's Pancake Breakfast
Saunders Farm, Munster Ontario
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