Cougar Magnum has just wrapped up their first-ever out-of-state adventure, \'The Green Light Tour,\' tracking up the east coast in support of their brand new EP. Sporting matching green t-shirts, a big green banner, some green lights, and a crowd favorite entitled \'Green Team Go,\' this Raleigh, North Carolina based rock quartet puts on a show unlike any other original rock band you\'ve seen in a long time. A Cougar Magnum show is not limited to just four talented musicians pouring their hearts out to the crowd from atop a stage. Both shredding guitarists have wireless units that allow them to run and dance all over the entire music venue, interacting with crowd members and surprising people out on the street. Along with flashy lights, fog, and a capella vocal jams, Cougar Magnum really gets into it. The band has plans for elaborate pyrotechnics displays in the coming years, but \'can\'t afford that crazy stuff yet.\' \'Cougar Magnum...the up and coming band in the south east, on the Brink!" -The Weeklys, Charleston, SC "The dual guitars and four-part harmony vocals make your feet move and your jaw drop.\' -Raleigh Downtowner, Raleigh, NC \'To see Cougar Magnum live is truly an experience. I haven\'t seen a band put this much into a live performance in a long time. They\'re a breath of fresh air in a suffocating business. Five stars...\'-Vision Promotional Services, Raleigh, NC ----------------- The beginning..... Alex and Shane played in the sandbox together when they were little. They also knew an Asian fellow named Tim who knew how to rock the keyboards. Then they played music together for some time after high school many years later, but nothing ever seemed to explode. One day Shane got mad during dinner and slammed his fork down and exclaimed, \'Damnit I want to be in a real band!\' Then Shane got in the car with his electric guitar and headed into town to an open blues jam. Recently imported from upstate New York, Brandon stood very close to the doorway of the Blue Martini and listened to strangers jamming. Shane walked in and brushed by Brandon on the way in the door. An hour later, Brandon and Shane found themselves on stage playing a funky rendition of Phish\'s \'Possum,\' with a random assortment of talented musicians. A few rockin\' tunes later, Shane asked Brandon if he wanted to be in a band. Brandon said \'OK\' and the next day Alex, Shane, and Brandon had the first Cougar Magnum moment. The following day, bassist Philip Barr came over. They rocked with Phil for many months until Phil was forced to relocate. They went through a few guest bass players over a period of 9 months and finally discovered John Federal, a funky bearded guy with a writing degree from NC State.