Formed in 2005, Anima Inside is a rock band from Ecuador that has achieved recognition in its native country and internationally. Anima Inside is the first band in Ecuador to release an album —“Reflection,” launched by EMI Music— that became a Gold Disc. Its members shared the stage with groups like Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Mr. Big and more.
1. How did you come up with the name for the band, Anima Inside?
We were looking for a name that describes what we do as a band, and since every song has a story, we did a democracy vote. The best name we found was “Anima Inside.” “Anima” means “soul” in Latin and Italian. We added “inside” to complete the intention: “soul inside.” Two of us are Italian descendants, so in the end we all liked it.
2. How many members do you have in the band (please give the names and role)?
We have six members: Juan Jose Erazo, bass; Marcos Benalcazar, guitar; Santiago Segura, guitar; Alex Arroyo, drums; Fabrizio Torres, keyboards and Riccardo De La Cuesta, lead voice and guitars.
3. What type of music do you play? Where do you perform?
We can define our music as mainstream rock. We play in every type of venues, from theatres to nightclubs, in front of crowds of 500 people to 20,000 people.
4. What CHAUVET® fixtures are included in your setup? How many of each do you have?
We acquired a nice selection of CHAUVET® fixtures from Import Music of Ecuador and we really love the quality of each light. The texture and the capacity are a key factor in our setup and right now we have: 60 SlimPAR 56 wash lights, eight Q-Spot 260-LED and Intimidator Spot LED 350 moving yokes and eight Intimidator Wash LED 150 compact moving heads. We are very satisfied with all of these fixtures and use them for musical textures, solos and for their awesome gobo projections.
5. Are they permanently installed somewhere or do you set them up for each performance?
The lights travel with us, and they are set up the way we need to for every show. It only takes about an hour to mount them and for the breakdown.
6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…
…a show without dynamics, without soul. Music is everything, and to set the felling every detail plays a role — especially the lights.