Ronald Jenkees

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Ronald Jenkees
Ronald Jenkees.jpg
Jenkees's self-titled first album
Background information
GenresElectronic rock, techno, dance-rock, IDM, hip hop (early)
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician
InstrumentsKeyboard controllers, piano, harmonica, vocals
Years active2004—present

Ronald Jenkees is an American composer and musician best known for his YouTube keyboard performances. As of July 2018, his YouTube videos have been viewed over 80.3 million times.[1] He has released five independent albums: his eponymous first album Ronald Jenkees (2007), Disorganized Fun (2009), Days Away (2012), Alpha Numeric (2014), and Rhodes Deep (2017).[2][3] Jenkees is distinguished in his videos by the array of hats he wears, his thick coke bottle glasses, and his distinctive voice and accent. Besides playing the keyboard, he also sings.

Musical career[edit]

Jenkees began releasing beats and raps online under the name "Big Cheez" in about 2003. Under this name, he produced the 2005 album Straight Laced by Fish. In 2006, Jenkees started posting funny videos on YouTube, and later began posting music-related videos. These videos usually feature him wearing a hat and greeting his viewers by saying, "Hello YouToobs!" His videos gradually gained popularity, particularly after Bill Simmons from featured Jenkees and asked him to record his podcast theme, and again after being "thumbed up" by members of the StumbleUpon community. In 2007, Jenkees independently released his first studio album, Ronald Jenkees. In June 2009, Jenkees was featured on the STS9 album, Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes, producing a remix of "Beyond Right Now". On July 31, 2009, Jenkees released his second album, Disorganized Fun. Both are currently available on physical compact discs or as direct MP3 downloads. He has also recorded a third album, Days Away, which was released in 2012,[4] [5] and a fourth, Alpha Numeric, in (2014).[6] In April 2017, he released a much-awaited album called Rhodes Deep, which was teased on his Instagram account.

A selection of his music (from his first two independent albums, Ronald Jenkees and Disorganized Fun) is included in the Iridium Studios's game "Before the Echo" (previously known as "Sequence").


Jenkees creates a variety of music ranging from electronic music to hip hop to rock and roll using pianos, keyboards, and various PC-controlled electronic synthesizers. He uses keyboard and synthesizer synthetic voices to add a variety of instruments into his sound. The result is a combination of rock and roll with techno or trance-influenced rock opera. In some of his YouTube videos he plays a harmonica in his slower tempo songs.


Solo albums
Ronald Jenkees (2007)
3."Canon in D Remix"3:17
6."The Rocky Song Remixed"2:19
8."The Sunfish Song"2:43
10."Gold Spinners"3:40
11."Remix to a Remix"4:07
12."Almost Undamaged"4:44
13."56K (rap)"3:00
14."Ain't No Thang (rap)"3:22
"Disorganized Fun" (2009)
1."Disorganized Fun"4:10
2."Fifteen Fifty"4:34
3."Guitar Sound"7:00
4."Synth One"3:31
5."Throwing Fire"4:52
6."Minimal MC"2:43
7."Stay Crunchy"4:06
8."Inverted Mean"4:02
9."Outer Space"5:02
10."Let's Ride (rap)"3:04
11."It's Gettin Rowdy (rap)"3:14
Days Away (2012)
1."Magnetic Moment"5:06
2."Speaker 1, Speaker 1"4:08
4."Early Morning May"4:05
5."Supercell in Tune"2:46
6."With Water and Light"1:30
7."7 Times"5:56
8."Red Lemonade"5:12
9."Days Away"3:33
10."Deep-Sea Sounding"2:57
11."Error Me Out"5:34
12."Piano Wire"3:35
14."From The Arrow Loop"5:05
15."Red Lemonade Remixed" 
Alpha Numeric (2014)
2."Filter In"3:34
3."In Blue"4:33
4."Mr. Mac"4:26
5."Echo Out"4:21
6."Alpha Numeric"3:45
7."Hotel Midi"3:52
8."103 Degrees"4:37
9."Slow To Spring"3:32
10."Fall Drift"4:50
11."All The Circles"3:51
12."Dream Happy"2:36
Try The Bass (2015)
1."Try The Bass"4:59
Rhodes Deep (2017)
1."Rhodes Deep"4:06
2."Dr. Goose Robbins"5:14
3."Expensive Ice Chill Cuts Deluxe"4:58
4."Arp Island"4:07
5."So Alive"2:50
6."So Alive (Instrumental)"2:50
7."Unusual Weather"4:06
9."Try The Bass"4:59
10."Aquatic Jambiance"5:12
Mindful (2017)
Sky Tied (2019)
1."Sky Tied"3:55
Produced albums
  • Fish: Straight Laced (as Big Cheez) (2005)

(Variations and updated versions of some songs on Straight Laced can be found on Jenkees' first album as instrumentals.)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Youtube
  2. ^ New Ronald Jenkees Album – “Days Away” | Chune
  3. ^ True Talent: Ronald Jenkees is the Keebler Elf of Music Snacks (YouTube Spotlight) | IX Daily
  4. ^ Hello, LEOs! Ronald Jenkees returns | Louisville's Alt-Weekly | LEO Weekly
  5. ^ Ronald Jenkees – Early Morning May (Stream) | Good(ish) Music
  6. ^ "New Album: Alpha Numeric".
  7. ^ "Remix Album Drops June 23".
  8. ^ "Iridium Studios - Games".
  9. ^ "Ronald Jenkees' Twitter". June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.

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