Welcome, and thank you for stopping by!  Sarah Scriver is a 17 year old singer songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Please feel free to take a tour and check out her music, and her story.  You can find news, show announcements, blogs, pictures, as well as links to all Sarah's social media platforms all in one place.  Explore, listen, and sign up for Sarah's newsletter.

Performing live at the CHEO Telethon

I began this incredible journey at 15 when I wrote House of Cards in my bedroom. I was struggling with my declining health, but had a small amount of hope still left. A small amount that I knew I needed to share. House of Cards is my story in 4 minutes. It depicts each stage of my recovery, from before, to during, to after.

This song has lived a thousand lives. It's been torn apart, rewritten, recorded with different instruments, had different melody lines, different point of views, and more. We only…

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April 7, 2017 - Why I Write Music

Your art 
is not about how many people 
like your work 
Your art 
is about 
if your heart likes your work 
if your soul likes your work 
it's about how honest 
you are with yourself 
and you 
must never trade honesty 
for relatability 
- Rupi Kaur
As a writer myself, I think it's really easy to feel like you have to write about things that people are telling you to write about. But I don't write music to be popular or relatable. I write music to fix my soul. To give my mind a rest. I write music for myself first. 

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April 4, 2017 - Thoughts on Perfectionism Online

I want you to know that I am not the smiling girl you see in this photo. I am a mess of a person just trying to get through the next hour. The next minute. The next second. 

I'm sure this comes as a surprise to many of you because if you've met me recently, you would say I'm in the healthiest mindset I've ever been in. 
But that's just a persona I'm putting on. The real me is tucked away for the very small amount of people I let in. 

But I want you to know that I am far from perfect. I am a human being…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Sarah Scriver to play at JUNOfest 2017

Sarah is proud to announce that she will be performing in the JUNOfest concert series in support of the 2017 JUNO Awards!  Show is April 1st, 2017 at Pressed Cafe in Ottawa. (750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5).  Tickets available at  



Post EP release of Mind over Matter

June 3rd, 2016, I had the Mind Over Matter release show. It was the most fun I've had and I had the warmest and most welcoming crowd ever. Thank you to everyone that attended, I'm still glowing from it!

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Previous events


Sarah Scriver LIVE with Goodnight Boy, Adam Marshall, and Emily Howard

Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone St., Ottawa

Come out for an acoustic night of bliss. See Sarah rejoin her friends in Goodnight Boy, along with the very talented Adam Marshall and Emily Howard for a night of intimate acoustic performances. Surely a night to remember.


Sarah Scriver

Live on Elgin , 220 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Ticket: $10 at the door All ages

Fresh off her JUNO Fest showcase, come and see Sarah Scriver perform songs off her powerful 2016 EP "Mind over Matter" plus a few new ones hot out of the oven. Hear stories of Sarah's journey through trial and despair, and learn how she found strength to move forward in a positive way. You can also catch a set by Hamilton's Sam Loaker. An excellent up and coming singer-songwriter you wont want to miss. Also making an appearance is the amazing Kelsey Hayes


Sarah Scriver @ Stella Luna (Ottawa)

Stella Luna Cafe, Ottawa


Sarah TALKS: Immaculata High School (Ottawa)

Immaculata High School, Ottawa

See Sarah Scriver open up about her person struggles with bullying and teen mental illness. Hear songs and stories about her journey through pain, anguish, acceptance, and hope.


Acoustics for Cancer Awareness

Live on Elgin, Elgin St., Ottawa


Baconpalooza by LiVE 88.5 FM (Ottawa)

Experimental Farm, Ottawa

Sarah Scriver at LIVE on Elgin

LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin St., Ottawa

See Sarah Scriver at LIVE on Elgin on Thursday July 14th at 8:00 pm. It's an all ages event! Singer-songwriter showcase. $10.00 at the door. No advanced tickets.


Sarah Scriver @ Live on Elgin

Live on Elgin, Elgin St., Ottawa

Mind over Matter EP Release show

Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa

Come and see the product of all of Sarah's hard work at her EP release show for Mind over Matter". This is a concept album that takes the listener through her journey of despair, anguish, acceptance, and hope.

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