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The Agency

Here are the profiles of all the members of The Agency. The band’s name came up during the filming of the video for Picture to Burn (March 14, 2008), since all of them dressed up in suits, chucks and dark glasses, pretending to be secret agents. They adopted that look during some live appearances.

Name: Taylor Swift

  • Position: Lead Singer, Songwriter, Guitar
  • Aliases: The Sparkly Dressed, Princess in Red, etc :)
  • Twitter: @taylorswift13
  • Tours: I think we can safely say all of them.
  • Status: Hyper-active

Name: Amos J. Heller

  • Position: Bass Player Extraordinaire
  • Superlative: Class Clown
  • Twitter:@amosjheller
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Active

Name: Paul Sidoti

  • Position: Guitar, Vocals
  • Superlative: Most Loyal
  • Twitter: @paulsidoti
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Active

Name: Michael Meadows

  • Position: Guitar, Banjo, Keyboards, etc.
  • Superlative: Most sincere, most sarcastic.
  • Twitter: @smalltownmike
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Active

Name: David Cook

  • Position: Keyboards, Piano
  • Twitter: @davidcookmusic
  • Musical Director
  • Tours: Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Active

Matt BillingsleaName: Matt Billingslea

The Horn Section

They first appeared for the live performances of 1989’s first single, Shake It Off.

Chad Lefkowitz-BrownName: Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

  • Position: Saxophone
  • Twitter: @ChadLBsax
  • Tours: TBA
  • Status: Active
  • New horn section!

Raymond James MasonName: Raymond James Mason

  • Position: Saxophone
  • Twitter: @Ray_Jay_May
  • Tours: TBA
  • Status: Active
  • New horn section!

Sylvester OnyejiakaName: Sylvester Onyejiaka

  • Position: Saxophone
  • Twitter: @Sly5thAve
  • Tours: TBA
  • Status: Active
  • New horn section!

Wayne TuckerName: Wayne Tucker

  • Position: Trumpet
  • Twitter: @WTuckerMusic
  • Tours: TBA
  • Status: Active
  • New horn section!

The Starlights

The fearsome foursome not only do background vocals, they also have a choreography for each performance, making them both band members and dancers.

Name: Clare Turton

  • Position: Backup Singer
  • Twitter: @clareypoppin
  • Status: Active
  • First appeared on the 2012 MTV VMAs

Name: Kamilah Marshall

  • Position: Backup Singer
  • Twitter: @kamilahmarshall
  • Status: Active
  • First appeared on the 2012 MTV VMAs

Name: Melanie Nyema

  • Position: Backup Singer
  • Twitter: @melanienyema
  • Status: Active
  • First appeared on the 2012 MTV VMAs

Name: Eliotte Nicole

  • Position: Backup Singer
  • Twitter: @ElleBelle37
  • Status: Active
  • First appeared on the European promo mini-tour (early 2013)

Beyond The Agency

Former band members, doing their own thing but always remembered. Most of them remain active with the fandom on social media.

Name: Al Wilson

  • Position: Drums
  • Superlative: Class President
  • Twitter: @alsdrum
  • Status: Pursuing other opportunities
  • The Original Band Leader

Name: Grant Mickelson

  • Position: Guitarist
  • Superlative: Most Organized
  • Alias: Hair Force One
  • Twitter: @GrantMickelson
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Pursuing other projects

Name: Caitlin Elizabeth Evanson

  • Position: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
  • Superlative: Best On-Stage Alter Ego
  • Alias: Eunice
  • Twitter: @caitlinbird
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: She sings and plays your songs at Sessions by Cait.

Name: Elizabeth Huett

Name: Daniel Sadownick

Name: Carly Thomas Smith

  • Position: Backup Singer
  • Twitter: @Carly1277
  • Status: Pursuing other opportunities
  • Joined for the 2012 MTV VMA performance.

Name: Ben Clark

  • Position: banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar and piano
  • Twitter: @banjobenclark
  • Status: Pursuing other projects
  • Ben came back to replace Mike once during the Fearless Tour.

Name: Emily Poe

  • Position: fiddle
  • Twitter: unknown
  • Status: Pursuing other projects
  • Emily left for a career in law.

The Dance Crew

The dancers change a lot, and we get new members for each tour. The only exception were Claire and Charity that performed on both the Fearless and Speak Now tours. The following are just a few memorable dancers. This is by no means a full listing.

The RED Tour Dancers (2013-2014)

The  Residents from the Speak Now World Tour (2011-2012)


The Fearless Tour Dancers (2009-2010)


Mallary Hope

Mallary has no particular connection to The Agency. However, since she is an incredible country artist and my friend, she gets an Agency Profile. Complaints can be sent to the Ninja Department.

Name: Mallary Hope

  • Position: Singer / Songwriter / Guitar
  • Twitter: @MallaryHope
  • Website: mallaryhope.com
  • Alias: The Hopester, the Songstress from Cohutta

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