Jannes was born in a trailer park in Emmen, but he currently lives in Noordscheschut. He recorded his first single in 1999. It was called "Ben jij bij me", but it did not become a great succes. After a while Jannes met the producer Martin Sterken. With who he recorded his first album, "Bella Bianca". His second album did not reach a great success in the Netherlands. It was called "Van Casablanca naar Napoli". Since this happened, Jannes has made several albums and produced numerous great hitsongs.