Allan “Dr. Eclectic” Markin has recently released his new extended play album called A Six-Pack for Love. All six songs are original compositions that convey the trials and tribulations of the love experience.

“Love is OK if you can handle the emotional overload — or it can mess you up pretty good,” Markin said. “These songs explore the dark side of love, when the longing and aching don’t stop, but Iím proud to include The Wish as an antidote to the ravages of love.”

The album is being very well received. Four songs made it onto Stuart Cameron’s Hot Disc Top 40 country chart in the UK and have been enjoying considerable international radio play.

His latest release Too Late Now, which he wrote when one of his vocal idols George Jones passed away, has climbed into the Top 30 and continues to move up the chart.

“It is gratifying to receive this recognition,” Markin said, “since my songs have to go against seasoned and well-known professional singers and song writers. Hot Disc Top 40 is a very competitive international chart so Iím pleased that my songs have stood up to the test.”

Also significant is that Markin’s music has received recognition on Air Play Direct in the U.S., holding a Top 50 spot on the Air Play Direct country/alternative album chart for the past five weeks.

“Dr. Eclectic” will be giving a concert of his original songs and some popular covers on Sunday, April 23 at the Leir House Cultural Centre in Penticton beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, and fine Okanagan wine will be available. His CD is available for sale locally at The Dragon’s Den on Front Street.