Yannick is born and raised in Heerlen, The Netherlands. His father (Berni Bovens) is a touring freelance drummer who taught him the very beginnings of drumming, at the age of 3. Many years later, he joined multiple artists in the studio and live in the Maastricht/Heerlen area. He is currently playing drums on the road for post-punk band Sparrow Falls, country sensation Jick Munro & The Amazing Laserbeams and upcoming singer-songwriter Aïcha Cherif.

Next to playing the drums, Yannick is a songwriter who has written with multiple artists in different genres.