"We started a band that plays a wide range of music styles such as Flamenco, Rumba, Greek, Italian, Spanish, and much more. In all my years of performing, I've never been more excited than now, because of the amazing music and musicianship that we have in this new band,” says Stevens.

Rehearsals for live shows commence
Bellevue, Washington - Jan. 2016

In Feb 2018, the band released it’s debut double-disc set titled, “The Instrumental and Vocal Sessions, Vol I.” The record was produced by Johnny Bacolas, and mixed by Bacolas and veteran mix engineer, Martin Feveyear.  “The Rumba Kings are seriously good at what they do. It's been an absolute pleasure to work on their new two-CD release. It's a bold, spirited, diverse and romantic blend of all that's great in Latin music, with an added twist of Mediterranean magic!"   - Martin Feveyear

​​​​​Their style of Mediterranean driven music is romantic, soulful, and passionate, delivered with an energetic and emotionally-impacting live performance!   

The Rumba Kings are a Latin-guitar driven instrumental group, hailing from Seattle, Washington.  The group was formed in June of 2015 by George Stevens (guitar, bouzouki) and Johnny Bacolas (producer, bass).  The Live and studio musicians that perform in the group are Teddy Adams (guitar), Vinnie Uanno, (guitar), Tor Dietrichson (percussion),  Vinnie Uanno (guitar), Jake Sele (Keys), Josh Kossak (drums), Andrey Zaspykin (drums), Peter Daniel (sax), Arcobaleno String Quartet, The 45th Street Brass, several guest vocalists, and Rachel Nesvig (lead violin).

Johnny Bacolas & George Stevens - Mar. 2018

Andrey Zasypkin recording Drums
Robert Lang Studios, Shoreline, Washington - July 2017 

George Stevens

Live at Bake's Place
Feb 2017

Johnny Bacolas

Johnny Bacolas recording the debut CD
Robert Lang Studios, Shoreline, WA - July 2017

Bacolas and Stevens begin writing and
recording together in Bacolas' studio (Lakeview Studio).
​One of the first sessions.  Kirkland, WA. - June 2015

Photo by Alex Hart Photography

George Stevens and Teddy Adams
​April 2017

Performing at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA - March 2018


Technically the first band photo.
Vinnie Uanno, Teddy Adams, George Stevens, Johnny Bacolas
July 2015

Producer, Johnny Bacolas and engineer
​Miltos Schimatariotis recording Sofi Alexandrou. 
​Northside Studios, Athens, Greece - September 2017

Early performance playing The "Loft" in Edmonds
​April 2016

Performing live on Seattle's KNKX Radio (L-R) Johnny Bacolas, George Stevens, Andrey Zasypkin, Rustam Shtar, Tor Dietrichson, Teddy Adams.  June 2017

Early promo photo. (L-R) Teddy Adams, Vinnie Uanno, George Stevens, Johnny Bacolas, James Bergstrom

Tor Dietrichson, Vinnie Uanno, Johnny Bacolas, George Stevens, Teddy Adams,  Josh Kossak- August 2019

The first gig. A small house party on Mercer Island, Washington
​Teddy Adams, George Stevens, Johnny Bacolas
July 2015

Producer, Johnny Bacolas and engineer Lefteris Neromyliotis recording Panagiotis Kotsianos (violin). 
​Sofita Studios, Athens, Greece - September 2017

Debut live performance at Bake's Place
Jan. 2017

Bacolas and Stevens
Late night recording session at Bacolas' studio
(​Lakeview Studio) Kirkland, WA  - Oct. 2016

Lefteris and Johnny recording
Sofita Studios, Athens, Greece - ​September 2017