I only need a band for background music while I'm playing guitar. What I mean by treated as a solo singer, is where I use my stage name rather than have a band name, I'm the center of attention like all solo singers and the "band" is just background for me. Could I do that? P.S. You may think it's selfish, but some people don't want de spotlight anyway.
Sure. Secondhand Serenade is a one man band. The guy's name is John Vesley. He has a touring band, but they're not part of his act; they're just in the background. He's just like a singer with a band name.
Yes you can, like Jordan Witzigreuter he has called himself The Ready Set but tours with a band accompanying him.
Of like the guy Owlcity. So yeah you could