b. Alice Katherine Martineau, 8 June 1972, London, Britain, d. 6 March 2003, London, Britain. Despite having cystic fibrosis UK singer-songwriter Martineau were able to overcome the countless obstacles a serious disease bestows on its victims, to keep behind an recording that showed just what a main talent she might have been. Diagnosed with the problem since delivery, Martineau used both piano and flute as a kid, but under no circumstances pursued her imagine becoming a vocalist, since she assumed that her performing voice was broken by her condition. Martineau finally made a decision to consider performing lessons in her early twenties, after graduating from Kings University with an initial class honours level in British and performing some are a model. Quickly afterwards, she found that her continuous coughing had in fact strengthened her vocal chords, producing a performing style not remote from graph toppers such as for example Natalie Imbruglia and Dido. Martineau after that began composing her own tracks and carrying out locally, including times at London locations like the 606 Jazz Golf club, the Kashmir Golf club, China Whites, as well as the 10 Areas. Word soon pass on about Martineau, but many record businesses pulled back presents upon finding how sick the vocalist was. She continuing to get accolades, including performances on British tv programmes like this Morning With Richard And Judy as well as the Sin Bin, in addition to being the concentrate of her very own BBC documentary, The Nine Lives Of Alice Martineau. Despite getting looking for center, lung, and liver organ transplants, Martineau collected the power to indication with Epic and record her debut, Daydreams, which found its way to November 2002. Unfortunately, just four a few months after the record’s discharge, Martineau passed away at her Kensington house, at age 30.