The Smith Collaboration, formed in 2018, is a four piece band based in Central Maine that brings their own dynamics to upbeat rock, blues and r&b/soul classics. Comprised of established players who bring many years of experience from different bands, The Smith Collaboration features Larissa Smith (lead vocals, keys) Chuck Smith (lead guitar, vocals) Troy House (drums, vocals) and Michael Krapovicky (bass, vocals)
Larissa Smith comes from a family of musicians, and has been passionate about music and performing since she was very young. She currently resides in Central Maine with her husband, Chuck, and has worked with him in the Smith Collaboration since 2018 as the lead vocalist, keyboard and rhythm guitar player. Larissa is featured on two of Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations' albums, both available on Spotify and iTunes.
Musical influences include Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Queen, and the Beatles.
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Chuck Smith is a self taught guitarist who began learning to play at age 11. His older brother had an old twelve string acoustic he was willing to lend and he never put it down again. Chuck has been playing in the local music scene for close to a decade, he was a co-founding member and songwriter of the local Band Zealous Bellus until his departure in early 2018.
Since 2018 Chuck joined a groovin six piece soul funk band based out of Portland ME, Downeast Soul Coalition.You can catch their live album on Spotify. Currently Chuck continues his musical journey with his wife, Larissa in The Smith Collaboration.
Photo credit- Dave Grimmel
Michael Krapovicky is a singer and songwriter... and also a multi-instrumentalist, member of multiple touring bands, recording engineer, mastering technician and producer. He has immersed himself in every facet of the music making process.
He’s been featured for his original music on radio and television programs, he’s played in bands that opened for Little Feat, The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra, Denny Breau, and many well known Maine-based musicians. He is currently a member of The Grumps and The Smith Collaboration as a bassist, and guitarist in the acoustic original act The Unpronounceables.
Above all else, Michael Krapovicky is a full-time, dedicated musician; a man committed to creating a musical guidepost, something that will remain visible on the collective American sightline.
Troy House grew up in Gardiner, Maine and is a lifelong Maine resident. He discovered his love of drumming in 1984 and has been playing ever since. Some of his influences include the Dave Matthews Band, Dream Theater, and Iron Maiden. In addition to The Smith Collaboration, Troy has been a member of Dr. Fatfinger, a powerhouse Lewiston based rock band, for several years. During the day, Troy works as a chemist. He has one daughter, Sydney, who lives in Portland.