Sis­ter act bids adieu

Lo­cal indie-folk dar­lings The Im­pa­tient Sis­ters will play a farewell show as the trio’s youngest mem­ber leaves for the united States.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE - By KEVIN TAN allther­age@thes­

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, the United States – even as they are in the midst of com­plet­ing their de­but al­bum.

To cel­e­brate the achieve­ment, and to give her the grand send-off she de­serves, her sis­ters So­raya and Nazeera (the other two mem­bers of the Im­pa­tient Sis­ters) are throw­ing a farewell con­cert fea­tur­ing some of their friends in the scene.

For fans of the group’s su­per-smooth har­monies and folksy al­lure, the sis­ters them­selves have promised to play a full set of all their songs dur­ing the show.

“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.

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 De­cem­ber 28 8.30pm Da­mansara Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre

RM35 (tick­ets can be pur­chased via or at the door)

Date: Time: Venue: Ad­mis­sion fee:

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

Fare thee well: The Im­pa­tient Sis­ters (from left) So­raya, Irena and Nazeera Taib.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.