Throughout the course of his career, Wilkinson was a highly regarded session musician, performing with other artists as diverse as Fish and The Proclaimers, and Howard Jones. He is not related to Squeeze's bass player, Keith Wilkinson although he was briefly a member of Squeeze and can be seen in the video for 'This Summer.'
Kevin Wilkinson also drummed for less well known acts – including his friend Paul Griffiths, and songwriting partner Robbie Wyborn of King Strut, who benefited hugely from his support and his contributions on their Sacred Ground album.
Wilkinson committed suicide on 17 July 1999, aged 41, by hanging himself in the family home in Baydon, near Swindon. He is survived by his wife (Marilyn Fitzgerald) and three children (Finn, Josie and Ellie).