Original Music

Songwriting, recording, and muscial performance are a few of my greatest passions. I play guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, and I sing. Please enjoy the following recordings of songs that I have written or performed.

Adam Mayer – In My Head

In My HeadI recorded the below EP in 2004 for my high school senior project. The album was written and recorded in three weeks in my family’s home studio outside Baltimore, MD. I wrote all of the songs, composed and performed each of the musical parts, and recorded, mixed, and mastered each the of the songs myself. Click a song to play it, then right click “Download” and click “Save Link As…” to save the mp3.

1. In My Head 2. Waiting for the Sun 3. Another Cloudy Saturday 4. Finding the Fire 5. Forbidden Fruit

Live Free – American Heroes

American Heroes is a CD performed by Live Free, a band comprised of my Dad and myself, dedicated to our brave servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The CD includes songs written or co-written and performed by my Dad and/or myself as well as voicemail messages left by people all over the country voicing their support for our troops.

Heart of a Hero

Author: James and Adam Mayer
James Mayer: lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, keyboard
Adam Mayer: background vocals, bass guitar, drums

Don't Tread on Me

Author: James Mayer
James Mayer: vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums

American Heroes

Author: James Mayer
James Mayer: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboard
Adam Mayer: background vocals, drums


Author: James Mayer and Debra Villarreal
James Mayer: vocals, keyboard, bass guitar, drums

Moving On

Author: James Mayer
James Mayer: keyboard, drum machine
Adam Mayer: lead guitar, drums

Plead the Fifth – Final Appeal 2006

Plead the Fifth was my a cappella group at Wake Forest.  The following videos are from our Final Appeal concert in the spring of 2006.

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Del Amitri – Roll to Me

Damien Rice – Cannonball

The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)

Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Kurt Bestor – Prayer of the Children

Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down

Seal – Kiss From a Rose

Huey Lewis – Naturally

Billy Pilgrim – Insomniac