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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, since all of them dressed up in suits, chucks and dark glasses, pretending to be secret agents. They adopted that look briefly during some 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

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!

Name: Al Wilson

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

Name: Grant Mickelson

  • Position: Guitarist
  • Superlative: Most Organized
  • Alias: Hair Force One
  • Twitter: @GrantMickelson
  • Tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red
  • Status: Giving out guitar classes

Name: Caitlin Elizabeth Evanson

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

Name: Elizabeth Huett

Name: Daniel Sadownick

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.

To find out why they are called The Agency you can read our Opening Statement.

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)

Name: Carly Thomas Smith

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

The Dance Crew

Contrary to The Agency, the Dance Crew is assembled for the tour and disbanded later. During the Speak Now Tour, the dancers called themselves The Residents. The RED Tour dancers don’t have an official name, although I’ve heard “the RED Troupe” a couple of times in Twitter. Not everyone here has a profile yet, so for now it points to their Twitter or Facebook page.

The RED Tour Dancers (2013-)

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:
  • Alias: The Hopester, the Songstress from Cohutta

To find more about the blog itself, please read the About page.



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