Published: Tuesday December 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 24, 2013 MYT 9:34:53 AM

Sister act bids adieu

The Impatient Sisters (from left) Soraya, Irena and Nazeera Taib are throwing a farewell concert for youngest sibling Irena as she heads to Berklee College of Music in the US.

The Impatient Sisters (from left) Soraya, Irena and Nazeera Taib are throwing a farewell concert for youngest sibling Irena as she heads to Berklee College of Music in the US.

Local indie-folk darlings The Impatient Sisters is set to play its final show – for now – as the trio’s youngest member leaves for the United States.

THE Impatient Sisters will have to be more patient in the coming years, as Irena Taib, the youngest of the singing siblings, has been accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. 

To celebrate the achievement, and to give Irena the grand send-off she deserves, her sisters Soraya and Nazeera will be throwing her a farewell concert featuring some of their friends in the local music scene.

“This will be the last show we’ll play before Irena comes back, which will be in four or five years’ time. We won’t be performing as The Impatient Sisters until she’s back,” said Nazeera. The group is currently in the middle of recording its debut album. 

Considering the projected long hiatus, the sisters are hoping to put on a real big show at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), in Damansara Perdana, Selangor. Soraya, the eldest of the group, said it will be the first time they’re headlining a show at a venue like DPAC.

“This event is for all the people who have been with The Impatient Sisters from the beginning of our journey,” said Soraya. 

“Initially, it was supposed to be just a nice party, but now it has become this big event. It’s quite intimidating! We’ve never performed at such a nice venue before, and we’re headlining!”

Apart from the headliners, the concert will also feature special guest performances by The Impatient Brothers (a comedy trio parodying The Impatient Sisters), electropop artiste Darren Ashley, who has collaborated with the sisters on a couple of tracks; fingerstyle guitarist Az Samad, the Malaysian Ukelele Group and more.

“We are gonna go all out for this show, perform all the songs we have – those in the upcoming album and even those that won’t be in the album,” said Soraya.

As for the release of the album, which was due to happen this month, fans will just have to wait till next year.

“We don’t want to rush it,” said Soraya. “We can still work on it until next year and release it at a picnic show!”

For more info on The Impatient Sisters’ farewell show for Irena, go to

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