band names itself after radio personality.
SAN DIEGO, April 28,
came from the airwaves for one area group. Local rock band, Bedhead Blonde,
says its name is a tribute to radio personality Laura Cain of KFMB-FM,
"She was quite the party girl in college" said lead guitarist
John Risser. "Many a morning, Id be heading to my first class
and who would I see doing the walk of shame? Ms. Cain. Of course that
wasnt her name back then because she wasnt married yet. Far
According to Risser, Cains hair would be all dishevelled and clothes
in one big wrinkle. "My band had been throwing around all kinds of
names but nothing seemed to fit. Then one day, I was listening to the
Jeff & Jer Showgram and Jeff referred to Lauras wild days"
Risser said. "Back before she was Mrs. Cain, wife and mother. And
I remembered the nickname we had for her Bedhead Blonde. And I
thought, Thats perfect!"
Risser and his fellow bandmates lead singer Dave Eilert, bassist
Erik Fritsvold and drummer Gino Salerno say the name usually gets
a chuckle. "Everyone relates to it. Weve all either seen or
experienced the walk of shame" Risser said. "Some more than
The bands first studio album, Seven Shades, is a self-produced
effort recorded in San Diego and mixed at Paramount Recording studios
in Hollywood with twelve songs ranging from radio-ready ballads to bluesy
jams. "We try to mix it up" Eilert said. The diverse influences
on songwriters Eilert and Risser have resulted in an eclectic mix of funky
rock with soulful vocals sometimes drifting more to the pop side,
other times feeling a little more folk. "We love it when the masses
can sing along" Eilert said. "But we maintain a solid musical
integrity as well."
Seven Shades is available
at San Diego Music Trader stores. Bedhead Blonde will be appearing at
local venues in the near future with regional touring scheduled down the
line. "We like the fact that people hook up at our shows, then re-live
our name in the morning" Risser said. "Just like Laura used