Marque Rome at the Esana Art Exhibition in tambon Rawai of Phuket, 18th November of 2011.

Profile of Marque A. Rome

Born in Santa Monica, California on 13th April, 1955, 
Marque Rome has lived on Phuket since 1989.

Professional career:

Opened recording studio in California, 1983.

In Thailand, 1988: initially taught English. First emceeing 
work: Loy Kratong at Diamond Cliff. 1989. Since then 
emceed many events: King's Cup Regatta, Christmas 
and New Year's at such hotels as Phuket Yacht Club, 
Merlin Patong, and Cape Panwa. Emceed the Jazz 
Summit at Lemon Grass in Phuket town. 

1990 - 2003: Announcer for FM 89's Late Show, three 
hours nightly, seven days weekly. Sponsors included 
the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Villa, 
Singha Beer, etc.

1993 - 1998: Translated brochures from Thai to English 
for TAT; also worked with Public Relations office of Club 
Andaman hotel in Patong and (then) Bangkok Phuket 
Hospital on various translations, contracts, medical 
advice, etc.

1995 - Present: Occasional Phuket provincial court 

1994 - 2010: Regular contributor to Phuket Gazette 
English language newspaper. Covered all aspects of the 
island: politics, business, culture, wine, art, music, 
restaurants, computer technology, humour columns.

Marque Rome has also contributed over the years to 
Bangkok Post, The Nation, Action Asia, Laguna Phuket 
Magazine, Phuket Food and Shopping, and others, notably
 (since 2001) Siangtai Times and the Voice of the South.

1996: Organised, in conjunction with Tourism Authority 
of Thailand, the Southern Thailand Jazz and Blues Festival 
in Honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduladej's 50th 
Anniversary Since Accession to the Throne, budgeted at 
3.5 million baht and including some 50 performers from the 
US, Europe and Thailand with performances in Phuket 
(Karon and Patong), Koh Samui (Chaweng Beach) and Songkhla 
(Hat Yai and Songkhla's Samila Beach) and at various 
hotels in each province. It was the largest international 
jazz festival ever undertaken in Thailand up till that time 
and spawned subsequent jazz festivals.

2011: Late night jazz programme on FM 90.75

Personal: Marque Rome has been married (twice), and 
has three children (two boys, one girl). In his free 
time, he enjoys fencing, cycling, snorkeling, running, 
weight-lifting and playing and composing on classical 
guitar. He has an extensive library, covering the range 
of topics encountered in investigating 
the growth and development of civilisations, arts and 

He warmly supports Open Source development and 
licensing (as the only practical way to avoid throttling 
the spread of learning) and runs only Linux on his 

Although not picky when eating out, at home Rome is 

2 responses to “About

  1. Marque, thank you for Phuket International Jazz Day’2015! A little report for russian people 🙂 http://newslab.ru/article/652824


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