Chris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins starts your day with a mix of the best new music, forgotten classics and session tracks from the BBC archive seven days a week.

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The Early Show Seaside Tour

The Early Show Seaside Tour

This summer the Early Show is undertaking a virtual tour of British seaside towns. From Rhyl to Mull and Tenby to Barnstaple.

Every weekday morning Hawk Tours will 'stop off' at a different seaside town and play a song that mentions the town.

All you need to do is find songs that mention the towns in their lyrics AND send us your summer holiday photos - especially if they are of the towns we’ll be visiting. Chris will post one of your pictures each morning on social media.

Send your holiday snaps by email to

Check out the Hawk Tours Seaside Itinerary:

Rhyl - Anglesey - Aberystwyth - Tenby - Weston Super mare - Barnstaple - Salcombe - Torquay - Southsea- Brighton - Folkestone - Margate - Southend - Clacton - Great - Yarmouth - Skegness - Scarborough - Stonehaven - Wick - Skye - Mull - Ayr - Whitehaven - Douglas, isle Of Man - Blackpool


RHYL: Catatonia - International Velvet

ANGLESEY: Super Furry Animals - Liberty Belle

ABERYSTWYTH: Paper Aeroplanes - Aberystwyth

TENBY: Kate Bush - Delius (Song Of Summer)


BARNSTAPLE: Jeremy Taylor - Belle of Barnstaple

SALCOMBE - Show Of Hands - Undertow

TORQUAY - Donovan - Mad John's Escape

SOUTHSEA - Blueboy - Jennifer Yeah!

BRIGHTON - Fatboy Slim - You're Not From Brighton

FOLKESTONE - Jack Pound - Folkestone Moon

MARGATE - Terrorvision - In Your Shoes

SOUTHEND - The Kinks - Picture Book

CLACTON - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Rhinocratic Oaths

GREAT YARMOUTH - Bison - Big Trouble In Great Yarmouth

SKEGNESS - The Fall - Pittsville Direkt

SCARBOROUGH - Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair

STONEHAVEN - Colin Clyne - Stonehaven Radio Station And Me

WICK - Half Man Half Biscuit - RSVP

SKYE - The Proclaimers - A Letter From America

MULL - Mull Historical Society - Mull Historical Society

AYR - New Celeste - The Banks Of Ayr