Whythouse was formed in 2000, starting out as a hip hop squad, following the battle culture in the City of Toronto, Canada. They quickly realized in order to get on the radio, live tours and shows, they had to be different. In 2002, The Whythouse rebranded as an Urban Pop group with the addition of two RnB vocalists (Steve McElrea and Shelly Ann Cowan). After a couple years of touring and performing at multiple events, The Whythouse was signed by Attack Records, owned and operated by world renowned producer Mark S Berry. Their debut album Brick by Brick was released in the summer of 2004, with the lead track Hold Tight and Summer Time Girls getting major radio play across Canada. After touring with such notables as De La Soul, Maestro Fresh Wes, Remy Shand, Melanie Durant, Shawn Desmond and Kiesha Chante, The Whythouse was coined as Canada’s Urban Pop Sensations. The Whythouse, with a full band, had a blend of rap, hip hop, pop, RnB and reggae, giving them the edge in acquiring a different genre of shows performing with Blue Rodeo, The Trews and Sam Roberts. In 2006, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Whythouse members went their separate ways. Fast forward to May 2021, The Whythouse original members Chris Hale and Kevin Perkins reconnected to finish what they started with the release of their first single Runnin’ With, a modern day pop rap track with their trademark hooks and hard hitting pop beats quickly proclaiming The Whythouse Canada’s Urban Pop Pioneers. In June of 2021 they released another single called Dream Away a catchy, melodic island pop track. In August 2021 The Whythouse released Slow Motion, a country pop crossover that has been making big waves collecting over a quarter million streams on Spotify and currently being featured on multiple radio stations in Canada and The United States. Look out for their upcoming EP “The Come Back” as Canada’s Urban Pop Pioneers are here again.


2 responses to “Whythouse”

  1. This song is awesome, I’ve heard it on Jango radio before. They have some really good stuff.

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    Marcus Peterson

    This group from Canada are Awesome!